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TinCaps pay for mistakes

The TinCaps made too many mistakes in Wednesday's 15-4 loss to Great Lakes at Parkview Field.

Fort Wayne (10-15) committed six errors in a game that was delayed 18 minutes in the fifth inning when a sprinkler broke in the team's right-field bullpen.

TinCaps first baseman Fernando Perez kicked the sprinkler while chasing down a foul ball, knocking a hose off of it and creating a fountain in the bullpen. A pool of water formed around the warmup mounds as the grounds crew first worked to shut off the water and then dry the area.

After the delay, the Loons (15-11) scored five runs as shortstop Franchy Cordero's second error put runners first and second with no outs. Great Lakes' Alex Santana drove in one run with a single after the error, and after reliever Justin Livengood struck out the first two batters he faces, Great Lakes got RBI hits from Malcolm Holland, Dillon Moyer and Kyle Farmer for a 10-1 lead.

Perez cut the deficit to 10-4 with a three-run homer in the sixth, but Great Lakes responded with another five-run outburst in the seventh for a 15-4 lead.

Greg Harris got the win over the Loons, giving up one run on three hits in five innings. Farmer and Paul Hoencecke each drove in three runs for the Loons, who finished with 15 hits.

Pete Kelich took the loss for the TinCaps, giving up eight runs – four earned – off nine hits in four innings. Perez went 2 for 3 and drove in three runs for Fort Wayne, which was limited to seven hits.

For more on this game, come back to "Full Count" later today or read Thursday's Journal Gazette or return to www.journalgazette.net after 3 a.m.

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