TinCaps’ home winning streak ends at 17 games

The Fort Wayne TinCaps’ winning streak at Parkview Field came to an end as the Lake County Captains blanked the home team 1-0 Friday night.

Captains starting pitcher Justus Sheffield improved to 9-4 with a 3.47 ERA after holding the TinCaps to two hits and two walks in 6.1 innings. He struck out eight batters and threw a wild pitch. Relievers Cameron Hill and Caleb Hamrick pitched 2.2 perfect innings to finish the shutout.

Fort Wayne’s 17-game home winning streak set a new franchise record. The Midwest League record for consecutive home wins during the regular season is held by the Cedar Rapids Kernels, who won 19 in a row at Veterans Memorial Stadium in 2010.

The TinCaps need one win to clinch a postseason berth. They lead the Eastern Division by four games over the West Michigan Whitecaps, with 10 games left in the regular season.

This entry was posted in 2015 Playoffs, Cedar Rapids Kernels, Fort Wayne TinCaps, Lake County Captains, Midwest League, West Michigan Whitecaps. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s