Clinton defeated Fort Wayne 4-3 in 10 innings in one of the strangest games of the year.
Anthony Phillips began the 10th with a double. The next batter, Kalian Sams, met with the third base coach to discuss strategy. Thinking time was called, TinCaps infielders did likewise on the mound. Phillips took off for third. After a brief meeting, the umpires ruled time had not been called and allowed Phillips to stay at the base. Sams then hit a sacrifice fly to center, and Phillips scored the eventual game-winning run.
"We came up on the mound thinking it was a dead ball. And the guy went to third," said TinCaps first baseman Tommy Medica. "The umpire told him to go back. He said 'was time called?' And he said, 'I don't know, but you've got to go back.' But then they decided to change the call."
TinCaps manager Shawn Wooten and catcher Emmanuel Quiles were ejected in the eighth inning. Fort Wayne also staged a ninth-inning rally that featured runs scoring a passed ball and a fielding error.
Both of those runs came with two outs. The TinCaps scored three in the ninth to force extra innings.
Fort Wayne entered the game with a 1-25 mark when trailing going into the ninth. They came close, but couldn't add another victory to the total. The team fell to 5-3 in extra inning games.