A day after Fort Wayne got its biggest win of the year, it suffered its worst loss.
The TinCaps were shut out, and their pitching staff dominated, by a Lake County team that was 21 games under .500 before an 11-0 clobbering Wednesday at Parkview Field.
Fort Wayne (40-24) gave up seven runs in the fourth inning, a season-high for one frame. The TinCaps pitchers surrendered four home runs, a season high during a game.
And the home team committed three errors, which allowed four unearned runs and compounded the problem Lake County's 13 hits caused.
Not that the Fort Wayne bats were any better.
Lake County (21-41) starter Dylan Baker went 6 2/3 innings with two hits, three walks and four strikeouts. Reliever Josh Martin needed just 19 pitches to get through the next 1 1/3 and gave up one hit.
Fort Wayne gave up double-digit runs for the fourth time this season, and the Captains became the third team to do so. Against the worst team in the Midwest League Eastern Division, the TinCaps suffered the biggest losing margin of the year.
All this after clinching a playoff spot Tuesday.
The loss ended a nine-game winning streak for Fort Wayne, which had won 15 of its last 16 entering Wednesday's game.