Fort Wayne scored runs in three of its initial four at bats Thursday to wallop visiting Beloit 10-2 in front of 4,368 fans at Parkview Field in Midwest League action.
The TinCaps (13-21) got a pair of RBI singles from Jorge Ona and Eguy Rosario to take a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning off of Snapper starting pitcher Ty Damron (1-4, 4.05 ERA).
TinCap hitter Rod Boykin led off the second inning with a solo home run, his second long shot in as many days, for a 3-0 advantage.
Fernando Tatis Jr. followed Boykin's hit with a single to center field and then he stole second base. Tatis Jr. advanced to third on a single from Reinaldo Illarraza before coming home on a sacrifice fly from Ona for a 4-0 TinCap margin.
Brad Zunica advanced to second on a Beloit fielding error and then took advantage of another Snapper miscue and advanced to third on a wild pitch. Yet another wild pitch from Damron allowed Zunica to race home for a 5-0 lead.
Fort Wayne made it a 6-0 game in the fourth inning Tatis Jr. drove a pitch from Snapper reliever Xavier Altamirano into the right-center field seats.
The TinCaps added four more insurance runs in the seventh inning off of Beloit pitcher Michael Murray for a 10-0 score.
With bases loaded, Tatis Jr. drew a walk, which brought home Jack Suwinski and then Ona connected for a three-run double into left field, which scored Tatis Jr., Nate Easley and Boykin.
Beloit (15-17) got on the board with a couple of runs in the eighth inning off of TinCap reliever Diomar Lopez, but it was way too little and way too late.
Ona paced the TinCap bats with three hits and five RBIs to raise his season batting average to .311, while Tatis Jr. (two RBIs, two walks) and Boykin (one triple, one RBI) each added a couple of hits.
Illarraza, Zunica, Rosario, and Suwinski each contributed a hit in the 11-hit attack by Fort Wayne.
Austin Smith (2-2, 5.92 ERA) worked six innings in his start for Fort Wayne to earn the victory. He allowed just a pair of hits, while walking one and striking out five.
Lopez gave up four hits and a couple of earned runs, while walking one and striking out one, and Nick Monroe closed the game with one inning in which he gave up no hits and struck out one.
First pitch: Beloit at Fort Wayne, today at 7:05 p.m.
Probable starters: FW/LH Will Headean vs. B/RH Matt Milburn
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