You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Full Count

  • TinCaps rained out; DH set for Sunday
    The Midwest League Eastern Division wild card race took another twist Saturday as rain postponed the TinCaps' game at Bowling Green Ballpark against the Bowling Green Hot Rods.
  • TinCaps Q-and-A with John Conniff
    As the TinCaps’ season winds down, John Conniff of and Fox Sports San Diego was kind enough to provide us with an insight into what the roster might look like in 2015.
  • Video: TinCaps IF Josh VanMeter
      Norwell graduate Josh VanMeter discusses his favorite memories from playing for the TinCaps at Parkview Field this season.

Keys to the games

The TinCaps defeated Bowling Green 7-2 in the completion of a suspended game and then lost to the Hot Rods 7-4 in the second game Sunday at Parkview Field.

Here are the highlights.

Relief work: James Needy pitched a season-high 4 1/3 innings to get the win in the completion of Saturday's suspended game. Needy gave up two runs on three hits. He struck out three.

Long time coming: Lee Orr hit a solo home run in the first game. It was his team-leading ninth homer of the year, but his first since June 11.

Rough outing: Cody Hebner gave up seven runs on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings in the second game. Walks hurt Hebner. He gave up four in his shortest outing of the season.

Scary sight: Fort Wayne's Tyler Stubblefield was hit in helmet by a pitch in the sixth inning of the second game. He eventually was able to stand and walk back to the team's clubhouse.

Providing offense: Kyle Gaedele went 2 for 4 with run one scored in the first game. He went 2 for 3 with two RBI in the second game. Mike Gallic, Orr and Austin Hedges also had two hits in the first game. Duanel Jones had a two-run double.

Questionable call: Bowling Green's Tyler Goeddel hit a ball down the third-base line in the third inning of the second game. It was ruled fair, and three runs scored on the hit. Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin had two arguments. First, he thought the ball was foul. And when that argument failed he pointed out that the ball touched a player in Bowling Green's bullpen and that runners should have been placed on second and third. The play stood as a three-run triple.


"Me being a reliever, I wanted to come in and be efficient with my pitches. Come in and attack those guys. They are a good hitting ball club. If you throw the right pitches, they'll hit their way into outs and that's what I went in there trying to do."

- Needy