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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 1:30 am

TinCaps happy for Allen, Bednar promotions

CHRIS GOFF | The Journal Gazette

When star players are promoted, which is a way of life in the minor leagues, fans often feel a level of disappointment in seeing the players they love to watch depart.

Teammates, however, tend to see the bright side, because they want to move up eventually themselves.

It was no different Tuesday in the TinCaps' clubhouse after starting pitcher Logan Allen and closer David Bednar were sent to high-A Lake Elsinore.

"Those two guys have worked so hard, and they've been doing so good," first baseman G.K. Young said. "Two of my good friends; I am going to miss them."

Allen is the No. 17-ranked prospect in the San Diego Padres' farm system, and Bednar is, though unranked, a prospect on the rise after being drafted in the 35th round last summer.

"Hopefully will see them before too long," Young said. "I'm very proud of them for getting the opportunity to go up."

Overcoming mistakes: The TinCaps' thrilling 11-10 win over South Bend on Tuesday offered encouragement because they overcame mistakes to come out on top. Fort Wayne made two errors, including one that let in a run, and was caight stealing three times and picked off twice.