You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter 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' 2009 title team makes Single-A history
    Seventeen members of the 2009 TinCaps have broken into the major leagues, a Class A record, according to information provided by the TinCaps from Sports Reference president Sean Forman.
  • Former Leo pitcher going to fall ball
    Former Indiana Tech pitcher and Leo graduate Brandon Alger got another surprise from the Padres organization.Alger, who was recently named the Lake Elsinore Storm Pitcher of the Year, was chosen by the Padres to take part in the Arizona
  • Schulz awarded MWL Player of the Month
    The TinCaps' season may have come to an end Sunday, but they are still in the news as outfielder Nick Schulz was good enough in August to win the Midwest League Player of the Month award.
Advertisement

Keys to the game

Tyler Stubblefield had three hits, including a home run, for the TinCaps in a 5-2 victory against Lansing in Game 1 of the Eastern Division opening round series.

Travis Jankowski added two hits and two RBI.

Game 2 is Thursday in Lansing.

Here are the highlights.

Key hit: Jace Peterson placed a bunt down the third-base line. Pitcher Shawn Griffith fielded it cleanly and threw to third to try to get the lead runner. The throw went wide of Gustavo Pierre and down the left-field line. Stubblefield scored, giving the TinCaps a 3-2 lead.

On the mound: James Needy gave up two runs and struck out seven in five innings for the victory. He surrendered five hits. Four Fort Wayne relievers gave up three hits in the final four scoreless innings.

Local connection: Leo and Indiana Tech product Brandon Alger received a nice hand from the crowd when he entered in the seventh inning. The first two batters reached, but he struck out the next two to complete his first outing with the TinCaps.

Quotable:

"Our game is speed, running. Most of the guys on my team are pretty good runners. If you put the ball in play, put it in the ground and run hard, it puts pressure on the defense. Anything can happen."

- Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin

Advertisement