Usually when a team is on a losing streak, fans stay away from the ballpark. Not so with TinCaps fans. Fort Wayne lost its 7th game in a row – 3-1 to West Michigan – in front of 9,182 fans at Parkview Field. That set a single-game attendance record, breaking the old record of 9,015 on June 27 against Dayton.
“It's awesome to have that kind of crowd support,” said TinCaps manager Micheal Collins in a news release. “It made for a great atmosphere. Hopefully next time we can give them a win.”
Fort Wayne got solid pitching all night. Jimmy Brasoban started on the mound for the TinCaps and gave up three runs in five innings. He allowed six hits and struck out four while being charged with his third loss of the season without a win.
Josh Richarson pitched three shutout innings in relief. Richardson allowed two hits and struck out two. Nick Mutz finished off the game for Fort Wayne, pitching a scoreless 9th.
The TinCaps were outhit 9-7. Dustin Peterson and Nick Schulz had two hits each to lead Fort Wayne. Other hits by the home team were by Franmil Reyes, Reynaldo Bruguera and Norwell graduate Josh VanMeter.
Fort Wayne's only came in the 8th inning when Peterson's double knocked in VanMeter.
The teams meet at 7:05 tonight at Parkview Field and again at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday.