TinCaps school Lugnuts, 10-2

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Nate Freiman went 4-for-5 and Jason Hagerty capped off a five-run sixth inning with a two-run triple, driving the host Fort Wayne TinCaps (7-7) to a 10-2 School Day rout of the Lansing Lugnuts (7-7) on Wednesday afternoon at Parkview Field.
The loss halted a season-high four-game winning streak for Lansing. Coming on the heels of a victory in the series opener, it also signified the first series of the season for the Lugnuts to not end in a three-game sweep.
Nuts starter Chad Jenkins (0-1), Toronto's 2009 first round draft pick, suffered the defeat, striking out five while allowing four runs over five innings. Jenkins was outdueled by Fort Wayne starter Dexter Carter (1-2), who limited Lansing to a mere two runs on three hits in his five innings.
Still, the Lugnuts trailed just 4-2 at the time of Jenkins' departure... and then the TinCaps opened it up against reliever Nestor Molina.
With one out, Bo Davis tripled and scored on a Wande Olabisi single. A Molina throwing error moved Olabisi to second base. Two batters later, Jonathan Galvez supplied an RBI single. Consecutive singles by Edinson Rincon and Nate Freiman followed, widening the Fort Wayne lead to 7-2. Hagerty provided the climax, plating both Rincon and Freiman with a grounder into the TinCaps bullpen.
The 'Caps added another a run in the eighth off of Scott Gracey to close out the scoring, dealing the Lugnuts their worst loss of the young year.
The Lugnuts and TinCaps play the finale of their three-game series on Thursday night at 7:05 p.m., Lansing right-hander Ryan Tepera (1-0, 2.61) taking on Fort Wayne right-hander John Hussey (1-0, 3.60).

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