First pitch: Bowling Green at Fort Wayne, today at 7:05 p.m.
Probable starters: FW/Frank Garces vs. BG/Jake Floethe
Radio: ESPN 1380-AM
TV: Xfinity channel 81
Seven was each team’s lucky number on Sunday at Parkview Field, as Fort Wayne and Bowling Green each scored that number of runs in earning victories.
The TinCaps won a suspended game from Saturday 7-2, while the Hot Rods bounced back with a 7-4 victory in the second game.
Fort Wayne held a 2-0 advantage on Saturday when severe weather moved in and eventually ended the game in the second inning. The TinCaps had scored a pair of early runs off of Bowling Green starter Ryan Carpenter (10-5).
Play resumed Sunday with James Needy (5-1) relieving TinCaps reliever Matt Wisler and Needy entered with two Hot Rods on base, but he struck out Tyler Goeddel to end the threat.
The TinCaps extended their lead in the bottom of the third as Tyler Stubblefield led off with a single. He then moved to third base on a single by Mike Gallic before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Yeison Asencio.
Austin Hedges then singled and Duanel Jones followed with a two-run double to stretch the Fort Wayne lead to 5-0.
The hosts stretched that lead even further in the fourth inning, as Kyle Gaedele doubled to lead off the inning and eventually scored on a double by Gallic.
Lee Orr tacked on another run with a solo home run, his team-leading ninth of the season, in the bottom of the fifth.
Bowling Green got on the board in the sixth inning. With two outs, Drew Vettleson hit a solo home run, and Alejandro Segovia followed with a single. Segovia stole second base, and scored on a single by Cameron Seitzer. Luis De La Cruz and Daniel Cropper combined for three innings of scoreless relief to finish game one for Fort Wayne.
The Hot Rods started game two with one run in the first inning against Cody Hebner.
Juniel Querecuto singled before moving to second base on a Jeff Malm walk. He later scored on a single by Cameron Seitzer for a 1-0 lead.
Bowling Green added another run in the second inning when Goeddel doubled before scoring on a Jake Hager single.
The Hot Rods broke the game open in the third inning. With one out, Hebner (7-6) issued back-to-back walks to Seitzer and Matt Rice. Josh Sale then hit a single to load the bases, and Taylor Motter followed with a single to score Seitzer. Goeddel then hit a three-run triple up the left-field line and later scored on a single by Hager. Bowling Green got four straight hits to chase Hebner out of the game.
The TinCaps were unable to score on Hot Rods starter Parker Markel (8-5) until the sixth inning, when Travis Whitmore led off with a single. Stubblefield was then hit in the head with a pitch and Duanel Jones pinch-ran for Stubblefield. Gaedele hit a double to score Whitmore and Jones scored on a groundout by Travis Jankowski.
Gaedele scored when Matt Colantonio reached on an error. The final Fort Wayne offense came courtesy of Gaedele driving in a run in the seventh.