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The Journal Gazette

Monday, July 17, 2017 6:50 pm

TinCaps fall in 12 innings

Staff, news services

PEORIA, Ill. – Mick Fennell hit a game-winning single with one out in the 12th inning as the Peoria Chiefs beat the TinCaps 2-1 on Monday.

The TinCaps (16-10, 42-54) finished up a six-day road trip with the loss.

Peoria's Juan Yepez scored the game-winning run after he reached base with a single and advanced to third on a single by Nick Plummer.

Fort Wayne scored first in the top of the fourth inning. With second baseman Reinaldo Ilarraza on first base and one out, left fielder Jorge Oña doubled to the center-field wall. Ilarraza was caught in a rundown between third base and home plate, but he scored on a throw to second base in an attempt to get Oña out, for a 1-0 Fort Wayne lead.

Oña had all three of the TinCaps' hits.

Peoria (16-10, 46-49) answered in the seventh inning when Vince Jackson hit a solo home run.

Peoria starter Ian Oxnevad went seven innings, allowing one run and two hits. He also struck out four and walked two.

Dewin Perez (2-3) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief while Blake Rogers (2-4) took the loss in the Midwest League game.

TinCaps starting pitcher Michel Baez had not allowed a run for 17 straight innings, before giving up his first run in a TinCaps uniform. That was the only run Baez allowed in seven innings, with eight strikeouts while allowing two hits and one walk.

Jackson homered and singled in the win.