Loons Take Series From Fort Wayne

Loons win the series behind Schebler's hitting and Devin Shines 3-run home run in 7th

Designated hitter Scott Schebler's hot bat and a three-run home run from right fielder Devin Shines lead the Great Lakes Loons to a 6-5 win.

Schebler has been on a hot streak at the plate in this series with the Fort Wayne TinCaps (3-7) batting .533 (8/15) with two singles, three doubles, two triples and a home run with four RBI's including a single, double and solo home run Sunday, increasing his batting average to .282.

"I'm not missing my pitch," Schebler said. "Before I was miss that pitch I could hit and now I'm staying on and staying through it."

The Loons (5-5) took the lead in the bottom of seventh when Shines hit a three-run home run to left fielder following a double from third baseman Jesse Bosnik and a single from catcher Jan Vazquez.

"I got down 1-2 and I was just looking to put a ball in play," Shines said. "He gave me a pitch over the plate and I just happened to react to it and put good wood on it."

A three run second inning got GL and starting pitcher Arismendy Ozoria in early trouble as the TinCaps plated three runs after back-to-back doubles and a home run.

Ozoria finished the day going four plus innings allowing five hits and four earned runs while striking out five.

"He made some quality pitches but he was a little inconsistent," said head coach John Shoemaker. "The three run homer was a big blow."

With the win the Loons cap a seven game home stand with a record of 5-3 and win their first series of the season. Each win in the series were one run games.

"Were always happy with a victory but minor league baseball is about a lot more than just winning," Shoemaker said. "It feels better for the ballplayers and it feels easier to develop players in a winning atmosphere."

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