An Alexander Simon RBI sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning was the difference, as the Bowling Green Hot Rods defeated the TinCaps 2-1 Monday night in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
By going 1 for 2, Fort Wayne’s Jake Bauers extended his hitting streak to 15 games in the loss. That is the longest such streak by a Fort Wayne player this year and the longest active streak in the Midwest League.
The longest regular-season streaks in franchise history are 18 by Rymer Liriano in 2011 and Blake Tekotte in 2009.
Fort Wayne had just tied it at 1 in the top of the seventh on Josh VanMeter’s RBI sacrifice fly, which scored Franmil Reyes.
Wasted was a solid performance by Fort Wayne’s starting pitcher, Walker Weickel, who allowed two runs and five hits, wile striking out two and walking three, over six innings. He dropped to 1-7 this season.
Both teams totaled five hits. Bowling Green’s starter, Jaime Schultz, allowed three hits and no runs over six innings, striking out eight and walking three.
Reyes was 2 for 2 with a double for Fort Wayne (28-35). Johnny Field was 1 for 4 with a run and a double for Bowling Green (30-33).
Fort Wayne has lost 3 of 4, including two in a row.