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VanMeter, TinCaps bounce back for win

Former Norwell star Josh VanMeter and the TinCaps bounced back from a tough opener a day earlier with a 5-2 win over the Great Lakes Loons in front of 2,160 fans at Parkview Field on Friday.

VanMeter went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a run scored and an RBI in his second game with the TinCaps (1-1).

On Thursday, the Loons (1-1) won the season opener 9-0 as VanMeter went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts and an error.

The constant for Fort Wayne, though, was its bullpen.

Three TinCaps relief pitchers combined to give up one unearned run over the final 4 2/3 innings with nine strikeouts.

On Thursday, three relief pitchers shut out the Loons over the final 3 2/3 innings.

The Loons cut the lead to 5-2 and had runners at second and third with two outs in the top of the eighth, but Nick Mutz struck out Delvis Morales looking to end the threat.

TinCaps relief pitcher Matt Chabot (1-0) struck out all five batters he faced in 1 2/3 innings in the fifth and sixth. Chabot did it on 26 pitches, 16 for strikes.

Chabot combined with Tayron Guerrero to strike out six straight and eight of nine.

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