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TinCaps Game Notes: May 12 vs. Lake County (Game 29)

Fort Wayne TinCaps (10-18) vs. Lake County Captains (16-15)

RHP Ernesto Montas (2-1, 3.24) vs. LHP Sean Brady (2-2, 3.33)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 — Parkview Field — First Pitch 7:05 p.m. — Game 29

ABOUT LAST GAME: Four different TinCaps had multi-hit games on Monday night, but Fort Wayne fell to the Lake County Captains, 16-5. Nick Torres and Duanel Jones had their 14th and ninth multi-hit nights of the season, respectively. The Captains used a seven-run fourth inning to jump out early and hang on for the win.

HEART OF THE ORDER: Franchy Cordero, Nick Torres and Duanel Jones have hit 2-3-4 in the order the last five games. Combined, they are hitting .433 with 15 runs scored and 14 RBI’s during that span. They’re on-base percentage is an astonishing .500.

MIDWEST LEAGUE LEADERS: Nick Torres, Duanel Jones and Trae Santos are all among the league leaders in a number of offensive categories.
– Nick Torres: #3, BA (.349) … #1, Runs (24) … #2, Hits (38) … T3, Doubles (9)
– Duanel Jones: #4, BA (.344) … T2, HR (5) … T2, RBI (25) … #2, SLG (.573)
– Trae Santos: T3, Doubles (9) … T3 Extra-Base Hits (12)

JENSEN JUMPS RIGHT IN: Chase Jensen was transferred to Fort Wayne on Sunday and immediately was inserted into the starting lineup on Monday. In his first at-bat, he doubled down the left-field line. Jensen spent 16 games in a TinCaps uniform last season.

THE BOYS FROM SAN LUIS OBISPO: Nick Torres and Lake County’s David Armendariz are in opposite dugouts this series, but were on the same college team in 2012 and 2013. They were teammates at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, both playing in the same outfield. “He was one of my best friends,” Torres said of Armendariz. In 2013, the pair led the Mustangs to the NCAA tournament, with Torres driving in a team-high 49 RBI’s that season. Armendariz eventually transferred and played his final collegiate season at Cal Poly Pomona in 2014.

NEW TINCAP: RHP Chris Huffman was transferred to Fort Wayne on Tuesday and will start Wednesday’s game at Parkview Field. He spent last year at short-season Eugene in the Northwest League