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TinCaps open second half with win

MIDLAND, Mich. (WPTA21) – The TinCaps rallied with six runs in the top of the ninth inning, busting open a scoreless game in route to a 6-0 win over the Great Lakes Loons Thursday night.

With the victory, Anthony Contreras now owns the record for wins by a Fort Wayne manager in franchise history (228).  

In a game highlighted by stellar pitching for eight innings,Joey Cantillo stole the spotlight. The 19-year-old from Hawaii tossed his best start as a professional, fanning 10 batters in six scoreless innings with no walks and just two hits allowed. The 10 strikeouts mark a new season high for strikeouts among TinCaps starters this season.  

After the first eight innings didn’t produce a single run, Fort Wayne broke the scoreless seal with six runs in the top of the ninth. First, three runs came home when Juan Lopez dropped down a bunt with runners on first and second with nobody out, and two throwing errors on the play scored all three runners. RBI doubles by Lee Solomon and Tucapita Marcano and a wild pitch finished the second in the inning, in which the TinCaps sent 10 men to the plate..

Dean Pantazi

Dean Pantazi has been with WPTA for 45 years and currently serves as the Weekend Sports Anchor for ABC21.

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