FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – The TinCaps fell just short of the third no-hitter in franchise history, yet still recorded the fourth nine-inning one-hitter in franchise history on their way to an 8-0 win over the West Michigan Whitecaps on Sunday.
The game was a classic pitcher’s duel until the bottom of the seventh inning, when the ‘Caps busted a 1-0 game wide open with seven runs in the frame, ignited by Justin Lopez’s tenth home run of the season.
Ethan Skender contributed an RBI double in the seventh, and Dwanya Williams-Sutton helped extend his on-base streak to 22 games with a two-run single.
Pitching though was the key to the win with Joey Cantillo throwing six no hit innings with seven strikeouts and two relievers allowed just one hit and fanned six more batters, not allowing that one hit until the ninth inning.
The win makes four in a row for Fort Wayne, equaling the longest win streak of the season.