Fort Wayne (incnow.tv)- Maxx Tissenbaum’s two-out, two-run single with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning led the TinCaps to a 6-5 comeback win over the Great Lakes Loons Monday night at Parkview Field. Fort Wayne overcame a three-run deficit to win for the third time in four games and clinch both a series victory and a winning homestand. The TinCaps now have 19 come-from-behind wins this season.
Fort Wayne (6-12, 49-38) fell behind, 2-0, in the top of the first. One day after the TinCaps’ Diego Goris hit an apparent first-inning three-run home run off the 400 Club in center field that was ruled only a single, Loons shortstop Corey Seager nearly hit a three-run homer off the 400 Club that also resulted in a single. However, unlike Goris’ hit with two runners on that scored no one, Seager drove home two runs. The TinCaps tied the game, 2-2, with one run in the bottom of the first on a sacrifice fly by Goris and another in the fourth driven in on a double by Brian Adams.
Great Lakes (13-6, 40-49) jumped back in front, 5-2, with a three-run fifth. Colin Rea walked home a run with the bases loaded and allowed a two-run single off the bat of Aaron Miller. Fort Wayne got two runs back in the ensuing half inning, as Luis Tejada provided a single to score Goris and Luis Domoromo hit a sacrifice fly.
Tissenbaum’s heroics were made possible by 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief from Trevor Gott and two scoreless innings from Chris Nunn (7-0). Meanwhile, Great Lakes reliever Scott Griggs (2-6) entered to pitch the seventh and began by surrendering a single to Domoromo. After Griggs struck out Tyler Stubblefield and Corey Adamson, Brian Adams struck out, too, but advanced to first on a wild pitch. With new life for the TinCaps, Mallex Smith walked to load the bases. Owen Jones came in to replace Griggs, only to allow Tissenbaum’s game-winning hit.
The TinCaps have Tuesday off before beginning a six-game road trip Wednesday at the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. Fort Wayne’s Zach Eflin is scheduled to start against Wisconsin’s Preston Gainey.
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