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The Journal Gazette

Monday, September 02, 2019 7:30 pm

As season ends, TinCaps look back on 2019

ELIZABETH WYMAN | The Journal Gazette

The 2019 TinCaps season was full of ups and downs. One of the highlights was when on July 18, Fort Wayne completed the biggest comeback in Parkview Field history. The TinCaps rallied from being down 11-2 in an incredible fashion.

Naturally, when I asked Jawuan Harris what his favorite memory of the season was, he said: "The comeback."

He was the hero of that night, producing two home runs, including the game-tying grand slam.

“Personally, I had two home runs, biggest comeback in TinCaps history and my parents came in that morning and were able to see the game, so that was pretty cool," Harris said. "I hadn’t ever hit a grand slam before so that was pretty cool.”

Harris said he enjoyed year one with Fort Wayne and is already looking forward to next season.

“I think we had a lot of ups and downs as you see in Minor League baseball, but I definitely think as a whole it was a good season for our TinCaps," he said. "A lot of us have grown over the season.

“At this level, a lot of guys are moving up and down so you’re not going to have the same team the whole season. Just getting to work with all of the guys is a good learning experience.”

As the season ends, TinCaps manager Anothony Contreras said his main job is to teach players how to be a pro.

"That’s what I take to heart every single day," Contreras said. "I want them to learn that as quick as they can. This game can treat you well if you treat it well. I think the window of opportunity is small in professional sports you gotta make the most of it when you’re in, and I’ve learned that first hand just playing in it. "I want guys to understand that and every single game and every single day they come here ready to prepare they’re making the most of their opportunities."

ewyman@jg.net