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Hitting, Hancock's gem spur 6-2 win

TinCaps starter Justin Hancock watched his team put together a no-hitter Thursday.

In a 6-2 win Friday against the same Great Lakes squad, Hancock built on that outing with a big one of his own.

The right-hander threw seven innings of shutout ball. It was the longest outing by a Fort Wayne starter this season, and it came with four strikeouts, no walks and seven hits.

Confidence has built upon itself for Fort Wayne (19-13), which is 13-3 at Parkview Field this season. The TinCaps held Great Lakes (12-21) scoreless in 24 of 27 innings during the series sweep.

Fort Wayne won on its hitting in a 6-5 victory Wednesday, its pitching in the 1-0 no-hitter Thursday and a bit of both Friday.

The sweep was the TinCaps' second at home this season, and the final stanza featured discipline on the mound from Hancock and at the plate from his team.

The TinCaps batting order put the ball in play on all but two of 39 at-bats. Center fielder Brian Adams and designated hitter Jeremy Baltz were the only players to strike out.