Fort Wayne ‘Octane’ win on walk-off bunt

Fort Wayne Octane uniform

Playing as the Fort Wayne Octane for “What Could’ve Been?” Night on Friday, the TinCaps had enough gas left in the tank for a walk-off win in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Great Lakes Loons.

The TinCaps took a 5-1 lead into the 6th inning, but the Loons posted a five-spot in the top half to take a 6-5 lead. The teams took a 7-7 tie into the 9th inning, when the TinCaps won the game 8-7 on a walk-off, suicide-squeeze bunt by Luis Urias.

Urias drove in two runs and Edwin Moreno drove in three for the TinCaps. The Loons got two solo homers from Justin Chigbogu and a three-run homer from Julian Leon.

It was the fifth walk-off win for the TinCaps this season. They lead the Eastern Division by a half-game over the West Michigan Whitecaps.

The TinCaps wore specially-designed caps and jerseys (as seen above in the photo tweeted by manager Francisco Morales) reflecting the runner-up suggestion in the 2008 contest to rename the Wizards. “Octane” is a nod to Fort Wayne history; Sylvanus Bowser invented the gas pump there in 1885. Of course, the name “TinCaps” is also a nod to Fort Wayne history, celebrating the city’s connection to American folk hero Johnny Appleseed.

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