TinCaps starter Michael Kelly dazzled for six innings on Friday night, but the Great Lakes Loons walked off in the bottom of the ninth inning to win, 3-2.
Bayer registered the third-best time at 8:38.68 to qualify for the finals on Sunday.
Henry spent the last two seasons (2013-15) as head coach of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League, compiling a regular season record of 62-38 (.620).
During Friday’s press conference Turner revealed his mother, Mary, is from Fort Wayne.
Four-time World Cup participant and Fort Wayne native DaMarcus Beasley wasn’t able to come back for his annual Beasley National Soccer Camp in the Summit City, but he did the next best thing.
After being drafted by the Nets Connaughton was traded along with Mason Plumlee (a Warsaw, Ind. native) to Portland for Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, who was picked 23rd overall, and veteran point guard Steve Blake.
The TinCaps opened the second half of their Midwest League schedule with a 13-inning, 4-1, win on the road over the Great Lakes Loons on Thursday night at Dow Diamond.
Grant was selected with the 19th pick in the NBA draft on Thursday night, in a spot the Washington Wizards traded to the Hawks along with two future second-round picks to move up four slots for rights to Kansas guard Kelly Oubre.
Myles Turner, at 6-foot-11 and 240 pounds, averaged 10.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 2.6 blocks as a freshman last season.
“My fastball command wasn’t as sharp as it needed to be,” the Bryan, Ohio native said. “Balls were staying up.”
Two former TinCaps will suit up in this season’s SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game on Sunday, July 12, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
After serving as an assistant coach on the men’s side at St. Francis last season Jason Ridge has been charged with leading the nationally renowned women’s program at USF.