The Fort Wayne TinCaps completed a three-game sweep over the Burlington Bees with a 2-1 win in 10 innings Friday night at Community Field in Burlington, Iowa. It was the third straight game Fort Wayne held Burlington to one run.
The TinCaps scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning aided by poor play of the Bees. The inning started with a walk to Jorge Ona. Reinaldo Ilarraza pinch ran for Ona and advanced to second on a wild pitch by Adrian Almeida. After Almeida struck out the next two batters, he unleashed another wild pitch. Ilarraza scored on the wild pitch when the Burlington catcher, Jack Kruger, made an errant throw attempting to get Ilarraza at third.
Diomar Lopez, who pitched three scoreless innings in relief, got the Bees in order in the bottom of the tenth to even his record at 2-2. Lopez allowed only hit and struck out five.
Reggie Lawson started on the mound for Fort Wayne and allowed one run on three hits in seven innings before giving way to Lopez. The only run Lawson allowed was a home run by Jahma Jones in the sixth which tied the game at 1. Starting pitchers for the TinCaps have a 1.24 ERA during their current five-game winning streak.
Fort Wayne scored the first run of the game in the second inning. Hudson Potts led off with a single to right field. He advanced to second on a ground out by G.K. Young. Jack Suwinski delivered a two-out single to left field to drive in Potts.
Suwinski and Potts both had two of the TinCaps' seven hits. Other hits were by Nate Easley, Ona and A.J. Kennedy.
Both teams committed two errors.
Fort Wayne is 15-7 in the Midwest League's second-half and trail West Michigan by 1 1/2 games in the Eastern Division.
First pitch: TinCaps at Peoria, 7:30 p.m. Saturday
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