Jace Peterson knocked in Lee Orr with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning as the TinCaps rallied for a 9-6 victory against Lansing in Game 2 of the Eastern Division opening round series Thursday at Cooley Law School Stadium.
With the win, the TinCaps completed a two-game sweep.
Fort Wayne rallied from a 6-0 deficit. The TinCaps will play Lake County in the Eastern Division championship round. Game 1 will be at Fort Wayne on Saturday.
Here are the highlights
Key hit: Peterson had a two-out single to right field, driving home Orr with the go-ahead run.
Big day: Orr went 3 for 5 with a home run, two doubles and three RBI.
Big comeback: Fort Wayne's rally was the largest of the season. The previous high for a comeback win was four, also against Lansing. Fort Wayne scored four runs in the seventh inninng on Thursday to tie the game at 6.
Up next: Game 1 of the Midwest League Eastern Division championship round begins at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Field. Games 2 and 3 (if necessary) will take place at Lake County.
"We just stayed relaxed. We didn't panic. We knew that as long as we got into their bullpen, we had a good chance of coming back. We made the most of our opportunities. We did a good job of executing when we needed to."