Fort Wayne has found its rhythm offensively, and the TinCaps lead South Bend 6-1 after three innings at Parkview Field.
TinCaps starter Matthew Shepherd gave up five hits and one run in his first three innings. It is Shepherd's first start of the season. He has also struck out three.
Meanwhile, Fort Wayne scored its first run in the past 14 innings off an error by third baseman Brandon Drury in the bottom of the second.
Corey Adamson, who launched a triple to get into scoring position, came across on the hit by Tyler Stubblefield.
In the bottom of the third, South Bend starter Jesse Darrah got hit around some more -- and he got hit, too. A line drive single by Diego Goris thudded off Darrah's right ankle, sending him to the ground and scoring a go-ahead run for Fort Wayne.
After a few minutes on the ground, Darrah got up and continued. Chris Burke rocked a double to the left-center gap to score two more runs, and a single by Corey Adamson made it a four-run advantage.
Adamson stole second, and then a single by Rodney Daal brought in the fifth run of the inning.
The six runs is a season-high against South Bend, and there are still six innings to go.