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Tissenbaum ends lengthy drought

TinCaps second baseman Maxx Tissenbaum ended a long stretch without a home run during Wednesday's 4-2 loss to South Bend.

He was well aware of his streak.

"It's been a bit of a long time coming," said Tissenbaum, whose last home run came on July 28, 2012. He hit a pair of homers that day. "The guys have been getting on me a little bit, so it was nice to get it out of the way."

He was happy to break a recent slump, as well.

Tissenbaum admitted he is superstitious. He changed his walk-out music during the last home series at Parkview Field to "Otis" by Jay-Z and Kanye West, he said, to try and get his bat going.

"A couple 0 for 3s in a row, and the song had to go," Tissenbaum said of his old intro. "It's still a work in progress, but the old one's out."

Tissenbaum was a bright spot for the TinCaps in the loss. He was the only Fort Wayne player with more than one hit and earned both of the team's RBI.

It was still a frustrating day for the squad, which registered seven hits but got only nine batters into scoring position. The TinCaps went 2 for 9 in those situations. One of those hits was Tissenbaum's second RBI in the bottom of the ninth inning.

South Bend ended the inning a couple batters later.

"Every time we seemed like we had an opportunity, something happened," Tissenbaum said. "Didn't hit a ball hard, didn't get a ball through type of thing. It was kind of all day, and that last inning was that same sort of deal."

Sounds like it might be time for a couple more tune changes at Parkview Field.