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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:40 pm

Bowling Green 2, TinCaps 1

Margevicius solid, but TinCaps lose at Bowling Green

Journal Gazette

Midwest League All-Star Nick Margevicius pitched seven innings and gave up just two runs on five hits, but the TinCaps dropped the opener of a three-game series against the first-place Bowling Green Hot Rods 2-1 on Tuesday at Bowling Green Ballpark in Kentucky.

The TinCaps (28-35) had only two hits all night, but took the lead in the fourth inning when right fielder Tirso Ornelas hit a home run 344 feet to right field to put his team in front 1-0. The blast was Ornelas' sixth of the season, tying him for the team lead with Esteury Ruiz.

Margevicius held the lead through the fifth, but gave up an RBI single to Taylor Walls that tied the score in the sixth. In the seventh, first baseman Devin Davis lined a first-pitch home run to right field, providing the winning run.

The TinCaps' left-hander struck out three and walked none in his seven innings. Starter Josh Fleming also pitched seven innings and gave up one run while striking out two for the Hot Rods (42-21). His ERA in five starts with Bowling Green is 1.22.

Notes: The San Diego Padres promoted left-hander Fred Schlichtholz from extended spring training back to the TinCaps on Tuesday. In a corresponding move, the Padres sent right-handed reliever Jordan Guerrero to extended spring. ... Schlichtholz was with the TinCaps early in the season, making five appearances and pitching eight innings with an 11.25 ERA with the TinCaps before being sent to extended spring. He made one appearance with Triple-A El Paso on June 2, pitching three shutout innings. Guerrero was the hardest-throwing pitcher on the TinCaps' roster, hitting 98 mph earlier this season. He had a 3.60 ERA in 20 appearances over 20 innings. ... Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana will recognize North Side senior Amaya Williams at Parkview Field on June 22 as one of 20 national Rising Star Students program winners.