The TinCaps crushed the Whitecaps, 12-2, in the finale of their three-game series on a damp and dreary Monday afternoon at Fifth Third Ballpark.
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are heading back to the D-League Finals. The defending champions took down the Canton Charge 103-85 on Sunday to complete a two game sweep in the Eastern Conference Finals.
For the second day in a row, the TinCaps brought the tying run to the plate in the ninth inning at Fifth Third Ballpark, only for their comeback bid to fall short. Fort Wayne fell to the West Michigan Whitecaps, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon.
Duanel Jones hit a two-run home run to give the TinCaps an early 2-0 lead Saturday evening at West Michigan, but it wouldn’t be enough to help Fort Wayne in a 10-6 loss to the Whitecaps.
On a gorgeous Friday night at Parkview Field, the TinCaps were unable to complete a three-game sweep against South Bend, losing 11-3.
Felipe Blanco hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead the TinCaps to a come-from-behind, 7-6 win over South Bend at Parkview Field on Thursday night.
Jewell Loyd went first overall to the Seattle Storm after leaving Notre Dame after her junior season.
The Mad Ants fought off the Canton Charge in Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals to come out on top 105-91.
Marc Gasol had 33 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies ended the Indiana Pacers’ playoff hopes with a 95-83 victory Wednesday night.
For the second season in a row the Mad Ants have advanced to the NBA Development League’s Eastern Conference finals.
C.J. Miles scored 25 points, George Hill added 24 and together they keyed a 7-2 spurt to open the second overtime Tuesday night as Indiana kept its playoff hopes alive with a 99-95 victory over Washington.
The TinCaps had the winning run at the plate in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday afternoon at Parkview Field, but came up short in a 6-4 loss to the Lansing Lugnuts.
VanMeter was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, while infielder Nick Vilter was added to Fort Wayne’s roster.
Starting pitcher Walker Lockett threw 5 2/3 strong innings, but the TinCaps faltered late in a 9-1 setback to the Lansing Lugnuts on Monday night at Parkview Field.
Norwell grad Josh VanMeter was off to a hot start for the TinCaps, but his season could be cut short after suffering a leg injury in Monday’s 9-1 loss to Lansing.
The Mad Ants will host game one of the NBA Development League Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night regardless of who wins the other Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Baseball returned to Fort Wayne on Sunday. And fans returned to Parkview Field in big numbers. A sell-out crowd of 7,090 came out to see the first TinCaps game of the season, a 4-3 loss in 10 innings to the Lansing Lugnuts.
The defending D-Leageue Champions, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, eliminated the Maine Red Claws from the playoffs in 121-111 win on Saturday.