Despite a three-run rally in the top of the ninth inning, the TinCaps lost 5-4 to the South Bend Silver Hawks on Thursday night at Four Winds Field in South Bend.
It snapped the TinCaps’ winning streak at three.
Mallex Smith was 3 for 5 with a run for the TinCaps (17-22), and teammate Dustin Peterson was 1 for 4 with four RBI.
Peterson’s two-out double to center field in the ninth scored Jake Bauers, Henry Charles and Chase Jensen. But Peterson was called out at third after a throw from center fielder Breland Almadova was successfully cutoff by shortstop Andrew Velazquez, who hurled the ball to third baseman Ryan Gebhardt just in time to end the game.
Almadova was 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI for South Bend (22-17).
Fort Wayne pitcher Genison Reyes was reinstated from the disabled list. In 13 games prior to the DL stint, he was 1-0 with an 8.44 ERA in 16 innings. He had 20 strikeouts and 12 walks. He pitched a scoreless inning Thursday with one strikeout.
Pitcher Justin Livengood was transferred from Fort Wayne to short-season Eugene. With the TinCaps, he was 2-1 in 10 games (1 start) with a 6.23 ERA.