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Saturday, April 29, 2017 9:00 pm

TinCaps settle for doubleheader split

CHRIS GOFF | The Journal Gazette

The TinCaps found out why Dylan Cease is ranked the No. 3 prospect in the Chicago Cubs' farm system.

The 21-year-old right-hander struck out 10 batters Saturday night to lead South Bend to a 4-1 win at Parkview Field in the second game of a doubleheader. Fort Wayne had earned a 7-3 triumph in the opener of the twinbill, which drew an announced attendance of 4,746.

Cease went 4 2/3 innings and gave up just two hits. The lone run was on Eguy Rosario's bases-loaded walk in the first.

The Cubs, who bear the same name as their parent club, remained behind 1-0 until the fourth, when Isaac Paredes delivered an RBI single. Jhonny Pereda then belted an RBI single to center field in the fifth, and Kevonte Mitchell slugged a two-run double into the right-field corner in the sixth to cap the scoring.

Matt Swarmer picked up the save with 2 1/3 shutout innings. Both games were shortened by rule to seven innings.

Will Headean, who started the nightcap, pitched 5 1/3 innings and gave up four runs on six hits with five strikeouts.

Fort Wayne (8-15) can earn a split of the fourth-game series with South Bend (14-9) by winning Sunday's finale.