Jeffery Enloe and two relievers combined for a four-hit shutout as the TinCaps beat the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Sunday at Perfect Game Field, Fort Wayne’s second shut out in three games.
The TinCaps (41-57, 11-18 second half) ended Cedar Rapids’ four-game winning streak.
Starter Enloe (2-3) pitched 5 1/3 innings, gave up four hits and no walks, striking out one. Reliever Eric Yardley and closer Ryan Butler combined for 3 2/3 inning of no-hit ball, striking out six. Butler struck out the side in the ninth to earn his second save.
Jake Bauers led off the second inning with a walk. He went to second on a Ronnie Richardson single, third on a Nick Schulz grounder and scored on Henry Charles’ groundout.
In the third, Trea Turner doubled to lead off the inning. He reached third on Dustin Peterson’s fly out and scored on Fernando Perez’s sacrifice fly.
The Kernels’ best opportunity to score came in the sixth when Michael Quesada and J.D. Williams both hit singles. Engelb Vielma attempted a sacrifice bunt. The ball was fielded by Enloe, who threw to third to force out Quesada.
The TinCaps complete the three-game series at Cedar Rapids (46-53, 15-14) at 1:05 p.m. today.