First pitch: South Bend at TinCaps, 7:05 p.m. Friday
TV: Xfinity Ch. 81
The TinCaps' bats were alive Thursday but they couldn't push across the runs. Fort Wayne lost its 12th straight game, an 8-1 decision to Great Lakes, despite outhitting the Loons 11-8. The TinCaps had five players get at least two hits, but they left 10 men on base including five in scoring position.
Fort Wayne's only run came in the third inning. The first two batters of the inning reached first safely – a walk to Ronnie Richardson and a single by Dustin Peterson. A double play ground out by Jake Bauers stalled the inning temporarily. Franmil Reyes followed Bauers with a single to right to score Richardson and tie the game at 1.
The tie was temporary however as TinCaps starter Jimmy Brasoban ran into trouble in the bottom of the third. Brasoban allowed three doubles, three walks and threw a wild pitch to allow five runs in the inning. The big hit was a three-run double by Loons' first baseman Webster Rivas. That finished Brasoban for the evening as he was charged with six earned runs in 2 and 2/3 innings. Justin Livengood got the final out of the third.
Livengood pitched three innings in relief and allowed two runs on three hits. He allowed a home run to Josmar Cordero in the fifth.
Two relievers, Jorge Guzman and Jason Jester, pitched scoreless ball for Fort Wayne. Guzman worked an inning and a third and Jester pitched an inning and struck out two.
Peterson, Reyes, Ryan Miller, Reynaldo Bruguera and Josh VanMeter collected two hits each for the TinCaps. Richarson had the other hit for Fort Wayne.
Neither team committed an error.
The TinCaps will try to snap their losing streak when they begin a four-game series at 7:05 p.m. Friday against South Bend at Parkview Field. Fort Wayne is expected to start Cody Hebner on the mound while the SilverHawks will counter with Sean Furney.