Fort Wayne's season came to an end with a 6-4 loss to Great Lakes in Game 3 of a first-round Midwest League Eastern Division series Friday at Dow Diamond. The Loons won the series, 2-1.
Here are some of the highlights.
Biggest at-bat: The TinCaps had just taken the lead for the first time in the top of the sixth when the Loons struck quickly with two in the bottom of the inning.
Angelo Songco hit an opposite-field double to left field, driving in Brian Cavazos-Galvez to tie the game at 3 in sixth. Songco would eventually score the go-ahead run, moving to third on a passed ball and coming home on a sacrifice fly.
Biggest out(s): Fort Wayne had runners on second and third with no outs in the fourth inning.
Loons pitcher Matt Magill struck out the next three batters, Edinson Rincon, Daniel Meeley and Jedd Gyorko, swinging to end the threat.
Best defensive play: The TinCaps trailed 5-4 in the eighth inning. With runners on first and second and no outs, Gyorko attempted a bunt. Reliever Steve Smith fielded the ball and threw to third to cut down the lead runner. He retired the next two batters as another Fort Wayne rally stalled.
"We definitely had opportunities that we missed out on," TinCaps manager Jose Flores said. "The guys battled, they made it interesting, we just didn't come up with the big hit when we needed it.
"We just came up short. … This series it would come down to us executing certain things in certain situations to have a chance. Unfortunately it did not work out for us."