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Full Count

  • Hebner gets crack at stopping skid
    Cody Hebner will make his second start for the TinCaps at Parkview Field today.
  • TinCaps' losing streak reaches 12
    The TinCaps lost their 12th consecutive game as the Great Lakes Loons used a five-run third inning to coast to a 8-1 victory Thursday in Midland, Michigan.
  • TinCaps lose 11th straight
    The TinCaps set the franchise record for futility, and did it in with whimper, in a 3-0 loss to the Great Lakes Loons in Midland, Michigan, on Wednesday.

TinCaps fall to South Bend

The largest crowd in Parkview Field history didn't see much offense Thursday.

South Bend beat the TinCaps 2-1 in front of 8,643 fans, the biggest crowd at the 5-year-old downtown ballpark.

Three South Bend pitchers held Fort Wayne to only two hits. South Bend came up with five.

Fort Wayne struck out eight times, including Mallex Smith's at-bat to end the game with a runner on base.

The TinCaps had chances with five walks and two hit batsmen.

Fort Wayne fell to 0-1 in the second half and 43-27 overall. South Bend is 1-0 and 45-25.

TinCaps reliever Walker Weikel kept them in it with a solid appearance. The right-hander threw 4 1/3 innings and struck out nine of the 17 batters he faced. He retired the last 16 batters he faced.

After getting no-hit through 4 2/3 innings by Blake Perry of the Silver Hawks, Alberth Martinez broke through with an RBI double in the fifth to cut the deficit to 2-1.

The SilverHawks went up 2-0 in the fourth on an RBI single by Ronnie Freeman that scored Fidel Pena, who walked and stole second.

South Bend took a 1-0 lead in the first when Freeman doubled, went to third on a wild pitch and scored after Alex Glenn reached on an infield single. An error trying to get Glenn at first allowed Freeman to score.