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Bauers, TinCaps beat South Bend

The TinCaps put together one of their better all-around performances in an 8-4 victory over South Bend on Saturday at Parkview Field.

Adrian De Horta gave up one run in 4 1/3 innings, and Jake Bauers had a two-run homer and an RBI single to continue his string of hot hitting.

The TinCaps (12-16) play the rubber game in the series Sunday before beginning a six-game road trip on Monday at Lansing.

Bauers’ run-scoring hit set up an RBI single from Adolfo Reina and a sacrifice fly by Chase Jensen in the second.

The TinCaps made it 5-0 in the third when Bauers homered for the first time since joining the team last week.

Bauers, the youngest player in the Midwest League, finished 3 for 3 with a walk and is 12 for 19 on the homestand.

South Bend (16-13) got only four innings from starter Aaron Blair, who gave up eight runs on eight hits.

The TinCaps were error-free until the ninth inning when closer Nick Mutz made a poor throw to first.

Franmil Reyes doubled home a pair of runs in the fourth and scored on Dustin Peterson’s single.

For more on this game, read Sunday's Journal Gazette or return to "Full Count" later tonight or after 3 a.m.