SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WPTA21) — Two TinCaps contributed to the their team’s cause, as the East Division defeated the West in an unorthodox conclusion.
With the game tied 3-3 after nine innings, the Midwest League All-Star game was decided by a sudden-death home run derby.
Blaze Alexander only hit home run during his 90-second period, and Chris Betts was able to hit two to break the tie and earn the East the win.
Three TinCaps were on the East roster, but starting pitcher Ryan Weathers was not available to use in the game.
The other two Fort Wayne players had positive moments in the game. Xavier Edwards started at second base, and hit a lead-off single in the bottom of the first. He proceeded to steal second, but did not score. Edwards grounded out and flew out in his other two at-bats. Defensively, he turned a nice double-play to end the top of the fifth.
Henry didn’t enter the game until there were two outs in the top of the ninth. Buddy Kennedy hit a double off him, but Henry bounced back nicely, striking out Trey Dawson for the final out.
The TinCaps return to action on Thursday night, starting up a new series at Great Lakes.