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TinCaps sting Bees in 9th


The TinCaps used an emergency starter Thursday as they won a second consecutive game in the final inning,

Fort Wayne defeated the Burlington Bees 4-2 at Community Field in Burlington, Iowa, thanks to a strong start by Justin Hancock and a two-run double in the ninth inning from Jeremy Baltz. The TinCaps defeated the Bees 6-5 on Wednesday night by breaking a 5-run tie in the ninth.

Hancock replaced scheduled starter Max Fried, who was sidelined with a fever, and the Defiance, Ohio, native gave up one run and three hits while striking out five over six innings.

Fort Wayne (16-10) built a 2-0 lead in the third inning with Alberth Martinez driving in two runs with a single to right-center field. Martinez has drive in a run in four straight games.

The Bees (9-14) answered with a run in the fifth inning and tied the game at 2 in the eighth inning when Kevin Moesquit on a single. Moesquit reached base when TinCaps Maxx Tissenbaum and first baseman Luis Tejada collided trying to field his pop-up behind the mound, and the Bees runner reached third when reliever Erik Cabrera threw wild trying to pick him off first base.

The TinCaps rattled off three straight hits in the ninth with Gabriel Quintana and Tejada connecting on back-to-back singles before Baltz's double to right field.