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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, May 09, 2017 10:50 pm

TinCaps whiff 17 times, drop 3rd straight

CHRIS GOFF | The Journal Gazette

Simply putting the ball in play was a difficult chore for the TinCaps on Tuesday night, let alone scoring runs.

Fort Wayne batters struck out 16 times in a 5-2 loss to Wisconsin before an announced crowd of 3,667 at Parkview Field.

Trey Supak accounted for 11 of the strikeouts. He pitched 5 2/3 innings and gave up one run on three hits. Daniel Brown whiffed three in 1 1/3 innings, and Aaron Myers added two strikeouts as he worked the final two innings for his second save.

Wisconsin (14-15) tries for the three-game sweep Wednesday. In the series, the TinCaps (11-21) have struck out 28 times and scored only two runs, figuring in Monday's 2-0 loss in the opener.

Tuesday, Brad Zunica went 2 for 4 with an RBI single in the fourth inning to tie the game. Wisconsin had scored in the top of the frame on Jonathan Oquendo's RBI base hit.

A two-run single through the left side by No. 2 hitter Joantgel Segovia extended the Timber Rattlers' lead to 3-1 in the fifth. Mario Feliciano provided insurance with a two-run single in the ninth.

The TinCaps showed a bit of life in the bottom half. Fernando Tatis Jr. lined a two-out RBI triple, but Reinaldo Ilarraza popped out to end it with the tying run in the on-deck circle.

Fort Wayne starter Logan Allen (1-2) pitched five innings and gave up three runs on four hits with five strikeouts.