The Midwest League playoffs kicked off Wednesday night with the first game of the series between the Fort Wayne TinCaps and the Lansing Lugnuts started at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The TinCaps sent James Needy to the mound versus Lansing’s Noah Syndergaard. The Lugnuts was playing the percentages as seven of Syndergaard’s eight wins came on the road. Unfortunately the risk didn’t pay off as the TinCaps won game one by a score of 5-2.
The Lugnuts had eight hits in the game. Gustavo Pierre went 2-for-4 with a RBI double in the second inning scoring Chris Hawkins for the Lugnuts’ first run. K.C. Hobson went 3-for-5 with a RBI double in the third inning scoring Jason Leblebljian for the Lugnuts second and final run of the game. Chris Hawkins was 1-for-3, Jason Leblebljian and Nick Baligod were both 1-for-5 making up the other three hits.
Game two will feature Justin Nicolino for the Lugnuts versus Matt Wisler for the TinCaps. The game will be played Thursday night in Lansing at 7:05. If necessary, game three will be played Friday at 7:05. Stay tuned to JaysProspects for all the latest news on the Lansing Lugnuts.