Indiana’s two Midwest League teams are heading in different directions these days, as the South Bend Silver Hawks won their 10th consecutive game and the Fort Wayne TinCaps lost their 10th straight game Tuesday.
The Silver Hawks beat the Dragons 5-4, snapping Dayton’s six-game winning streak. SS Andrew Velazquez led South Bend’s 13-hit attack with a 3-for-4 performance that extended his on-base streak to 67 games. RF Stryker Trahan hit a 3-run homer for the Silver Hawks.
Two Dragons players, CF Phil Ervin and C Joe Hudson, hit home runs off the Fifth Third Field scoreboard. Cincinnati Reds infielder Jack Hannahan, rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery, was Dayton’s designated hitter, going 1-for-3 with a RBI double before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in the 8th inning.
At Dow Diamond, the Great Lakes Loons beat the TinCaps 5-4 on a walk-off homer by DH Webster Rivas after Fort Wayne rallied for three runs in the top of the 9th inning. It was the 10th consecutive loss for the TinCaps, which ties a franchise record set by the Fort Wayne Wizards in May 1995.