Colin Rea surrendered one run on two hits in six innings as the TinCaps beat West Michigan 3-1. Rea and two relievers combined on the two-hitter.
Here are the highlights.
Key hit(s): Fort Wayne only had three hits. Two came during the two-run third inning. Travis Jankowski had an RBI triple. Jace Peterson followed with a base hit, driving home Jankowski to make it 3-0.
Still going: Jankowski extended his hitting streak to 10 games with the triple.
A first: Rea picked up his first win at Parkview Field this season. He struck out four and walked four. He was 0-4 with a 4.18 ERA in his previous 15 appearances at home this year (10 starts).
A tie: The victory, combined with Bowling Green’s 6-4 loss to South Bend, put the TinCaps in a tie for first in the Eastern Division with the Hot Rods.
"I kept my composure on the mound and didn’t try to do too much with certain pitches. I stayed within myself and used our defense."
- Colin Rea