FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – The TinCaps split their Friday night doubleheader with the West Michigan Whitecaps at Parkview Field, bouncing back from a 12-3 loss in Game 1 with a 2-1 win in Game 2. Fort Wayne has won six of its eight home games this season.
West Michigan (6-9) opened the first game of the doubleheader with a bang, scoring four runs in the top of the first (highlighted by a Parker Meadows two-run single) and three more runs in a second inning that included an Ulrich Bojarski two-run double. The Whitecaps tacked on another run in the third inning when Reece Hampton tripled home Jose King.
In Game 2, Fort Wayne scored the game’s first two runs on just one hit in the bottom of the second inning. Williams-Sutton coaxed a walk from Carlos Guzman to start the inning, followed by a Luis Almanzar single and a Lee Solomon walk that loaded the bases. Juan Fernandez then grounded into a double play, but Williams-Sutton scored on the play. Jawuan Harris walked to put runners on first and third and set up the inning’s final run – with Harris on first and Almanzar on third, a double steal was called, and when the throw down to second base was dropped, Almanzar came home to score.