Game recap from the TinCaps:
TinCaps Cruise to 7-3 Win Behind 17 Hits
Fort Wayne salvages series finale heading into final week of first half
By Mike Monaco
DAYTON, Ohio (June 12, 2016) â€” On a scorching 90-degree day, the TinCaps rode sizzling bats to a 7-3 win over the Dayton Dragons (Cincinnati Reds) on Sunday afternoon at Fifth Third Field.
The TinCaps (35-28) salvaged the series finale after dropping the first two games against the Dragons (17-46). Fort Wayne posted a four-run second inning and added a run in the sixth and two in the seventh to avoid the sweep.
Once again, TinCaps All-Stars Michael Gettys (3-for-5, 2B, BB) and Austin Allen (3-for-5, R, 2 RBIs, BB) powered the offense. Catcher A.J. Kennedy (4-for-5, 2 R, 2 2B) notched the first four-hit game of his career, and second baseman Peter Van Gansen (3-for-5, RBI, 3B) contributed to the 17-hit output.
Fort Wayne All-Star right-handed starter J.C. Cosme (W, 7-2) dealt six innings of two-run ball, allowed just four hits and no walks and fanned six.
TinCaps right fielder Jhonatan PeÃ±a started the scoring with an RBI groundout in the second. Left fielder Kodie Tidwell added an RBI single, and Van Gansen scored on a wild pitch. Allen chipped in with an RBI base knock to stretch the lead to 4-0.
In a 4-2 game in the sixth, third baseman Carlos Belen smacked an RBI triple to the right-field corner to plate Allen. Then in the seventh, Van Gansen’s sacrifice fly and Allen’s RBI single made it a 7-2 game.
Dragons All-Star starter Austin Orewiler (L, 1-4) allowed four runs on nine hits and four walks in 3.2 innings.
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