TinCaps catcher Austin Allen went 4-for-7 with two RBI — including the game-winner — in Fort Wayne’s 4-3 win over the South Bend Cubs in 15 innings Friday at Four Winds Field.
Allen has now hit safely in 20 consecutive games, which is the longest active hitting streak in the Midwest League. During the streak, Allen is 32-for-78 (.410) with 2 HR and 15 RBI. (He did not play in Saturday’s game against the Lansing Lugnuts.)
This is the longest hitting streak by a TinCaps player, and three games shy of the Fort Wayne franchise record of 23 consecutive games set by Wizards third baseman Sean Burroughs in 1999. Fort Wayne’s nickname was the Wizards when the team began play in 1993, and was changed to the TinCaps after the 2008 season.
The longest hitting streak in the Midwest League this season is 24 games, set by then-Lake County Captains catcher Francisco Mejia. Mejia’s hitting streak has continued since his promotion to the Carolina League, collecting hits in each of his first 22 games with the Lynchburg Hillcats. His historic hitting streak is up to 47 games, which is the longest in the modern minor-league era (since 1963) and the eighth-longest in pro baseball history. (Read more about Mejia’s streak here.)