TinCaps open second half with win

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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

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