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TinCaps lose at South Bend

Matt Wisler was cruising. Then he took a bruising.

The TinCaps' right-hander from Bryan, Ohio, took a one-hitter into the fourth inning Monday at Coveleski Stadium in South Bend, and exited with a three-run deficit as South Bend used a four-run fourth to vault to a 5-1 victory. Wisler took the loss for the TinCaps (1-3), surrendering five hits and four earned runs in four innings.

Jesse Darrah got the win for South Bend (2-2), pitching six innings of five-hit ball before Kable Hogben, Willy Paredes and Keith Hessler combined to hold the TinCaps hitless across the last three innings.

The TinCaps scored their only run in the first. Donavan Tate reached on an error, then advanced to third on Casey McElroy's double. Tate scored on Zach Komentani's sacrifice fly.

That held up until the fourth, when Wisler's day unraveled. A leadoff single led to four South Bend runs on two singles, two doubles, a walk and a throwing error.

For Fort Wayne, which stranded five baserunners, Austin Hedges went 2 for 3. Gerson Montilla had two hits for South Bend, which had four doubles.

Notes: The TinCaps placed infielder Jose Dore on the disabled list Monday. He was replaced in the lineup by Duanel Jones, 19, who was called up from extended spring training.