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Keys to the game

Rafael Neda scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning, giving Wisconsin a 3-2 victory against Fort Wayne in Game 1 of the Midwest League championship series at Fox Cities Stadium.

Game 2 is 1:05 p.m. Thursday at Fox Cities Stadium.

Here are the highlights.

Key sequence: Neda led off the 10th with a single to right field. He moved to second on a bunt by Adrian Williams. Luis De La Cruz intentionally walked Brandon Macias. Chadwin Stang grounded out to second, moving the runners to second and third.

Ben McMahan was walked intentionally to load the bases for Nick Ramirez.

De La Cruz threw a wildly on the second pitch, bringing home Neda with the game-winning run.

Not clutch: Fort Wayne went 1 of 7 with runners in scoring position. Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin was equally disappointed with the team's inability to bunt a runner into scoring position. The team failed at attempts in the second, seventh and 10th innings.

Pitching performances: Fort Wayne's three pitchers – Joe Ross, James Jones and De La Cruz – limited Wisconsin to four hits. Ross struck out five in five innings. He gave up two runs on two hits. Jones gave up one hit in three innings. He struck out three. De La Cruz struck out two in the ninth, helping to send the game to extra innings.


"It was a very well played game until the last couple of innings. We didn't execute, myself included. They executed in the 10th and they got runners in scoring position and found a way to win."

- Kyle Gaedele