Loons Late Homer Leads TinCaps to Loss
Wednesday, August 4, 2021

MIDLAND, MI - A late blast for the Great Lakes Loons (Los Angeles Dodgers affiliate) propelled them over the Fort Wayne TinCaps on Tuesday night at Dow Diamond in the series opener, 5-3.

In the seventh, the TinCaps got to the Great Lakes bullpen with a sacrifice fly hit by Little. An inning later, right fielder Tirso Ornelas delivered in the clutch for the second time on the road trip. He belted his third home run of the year to right field. Both of his home runs on the road have come in the eighth inning. Last Tuesday at Lansing, his two-run shot gave Fort Wayne a 3-1 lead. This Tuesday, his solo blast tied the game.

In the bottom of the eighth, a two-out error extended the game, and Loons center fielder Jonny DeLuca made the TinCaps pay with a two-out, two-strike, two-run home run to left field that became the difference.

Next Game: Wednesday, August 4 @ Great Lakes (7:05 p.m.)mk