FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Dave Sever allowed one run over six innings and the Lansing Lugnuts (6-6) used a four-run rally in the fifth inning to defeat the Fort Wayne TinCaps (6-7), 5-2, on Monday night at Parkview Field.
entering the fifth, a Sean Ochinko single and
Balbino Fuenmayor RBI double quickly tied the score against Fort
starter Mike Watt (0-1). Walks to Kenny Wilson and Oliver Dominguez
the bases with one out and Mark Sobolewski's sacrifice fly gave
2-1 lead. Brad Glenn followed with a two-run single to center field,
knocking out Watt and giving the Lugnuts all the runs they would
Sever (1-1) took it
from there, serving up only a Jonathan
Galvez RBI single in the third inning on his way to his longest
the young season.
The two teams traded
unearned runs in the sixth and eighth
innings to close out the scoring.
Lansing closer Steve
Turnbull pitched the ninth for his third
save in as many chances, sealing the Lugnuts' fourth consecutive
In the winning
effort, Ochinko went 3-for-4 with a pair of
runs scored while Glenn extended his hitting streak to 12 games.
The Lugnuts and
TinCaps play the middle affair of their
three-game series on Wednesday morning at 11 a.m., Lansing
Chad Jenkins (0-1, 4.91) opposing Fort Wayne right-hander Dexter