FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Nate Freiman went 4-for-5 and Jason Hagerty capped off a five-run sixth inning with a two-run triple, driving the host Fort Wayne TinCaps (7-7) to a 10-2 School Day rout of the Lansing Lugnuts (7-7) on Wednesday afternoon at Parkview Field.
The loss halted a
season-high four-game winning streak for
Lansing. Coming on the heels of a victory in the series opener, it
signified the first series of the season for the Lugnuts to not end
Nuts starter Chad
Jenkins (0-1), Toronto's 2009 first round
draft pick, suffered the defeat, striking out five while allowing
over five innings. Jenkins was outdueled by Fort Wayne starter
Carter (1-2), who limited Lansing to a mere two runs on three hits
Still, the Lugnuts
trailed just 4-2 at the time of Jenkins'
departure... and then the TinCaps opened it up against reliever
With one out, Bo
Davis tripled and scored on a Wande Olabisi
single. A Molina throwing error moved Olabisi to second base. Two
later, Jonathan Galvez supplied an RBI single. Consecutive singles
Edinson Rincon and Nate Freiman followed, widening the Fort Wayne
7-2. Hagerty provided the climax, plating both Rincon and Freiman
grounder into the TinCaps bullpen.
The 'Caps added
another a run in the eighth off of Scott
Gracey to close out the scoring, dealing the Lugnuts their worst
the young year.
The Lugnuts and
TinCaps play the finale of their three-game
series on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m., Lansing right-hander Ryan
(1-0, 2.61) taking on Fort Wayne right-hander John Hussey (1-0,