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Friday, August 30, 2019 12:00 am

TinCaps show they still have fight left

ELIZABETH WYMAN | The Journal Gazette

There's not a whole lot for the TinCaps to play for anymore. The playoff hunt has been done for a while and with four games left, it would be understandable if players just wanted to be done.

Fort Wayne defeated South Bend 9-4 Thursday and a few big performers proved that the TinCaps still have a little fight left even if nothing is on the line.

"Definitely, as individuals, we want to have the best at-bets that we can going into the offseason, just so we can show our scouts and coordinators that we're not letting the game get away from us," Dwanye Williams Sutton said. "We're still having fun."

Williams-Sutton had two homers and four RBI in the win. He has two hits in each of his last three games, and he’s the second TinCap to hit two home runs in a game this year. William-Sutton said he knows scouts are still watching how the end of the season plays out.

"My goal is to just keep having a competitive innings, getting on base and helping my team win," Williams-Sutton said. "We got some scouts and coordinators here, so I just want to get on base and show them that I'm ready to play at the next level."

Among other solid performances, Chris Givin had two doubles and Chandler Seagle had a single and a double in the win. Both had their first two-hit games with the TinCaps this season, and Justin Lopez scored twice.

ewyman@jg.net