Four-Homer History, Military Appreciation

There’s a first time for everything, and since Parkview Field first opened its gates in 2009, what happened on Monday had never before taken place. The TinCaps hit four home runs in their 9-2 home win over the South Bend Silver Hawks, marking the first four-homer game for Fort Wayne in the field’s history. Yeison Asencio launched two homers, while Lee Orr and Tyler Stubblefield both went deep, as well.

Here’s the background on the multi-homer history of Parkview Field:

Fort Wayne has had six three-homer games in Parkview Field’s history, including on back-to-back days on August 17th and 18th of 2009. The last time a Fort Wayne club hit four homers in a game was on July 17, 2011 in a 16-7 win over the Peoria Chiefs in Illinois. The TinCaps’ Connor Powers, Rymer Liriano, Emmanuel Quiles and Luis Domoromo all went deep in that ballgame.

Congratulations, 2012 TinCaps.

Now it’s a three-game set with Lansing, which has won a league-best 44 games. There are only six games remaining in the first half, with three at home and three on the road to close out the half against Bowling Green.

In today’s TinCaps Report Podcast, pitcher Cody Hebner talks about his great game on Monday. He went six innings, allowed one hit and retired the final 17 batters he faced.

WORTH THE TIME

Today is Military Appreciation Day at Parkview Field, and there are lots of events taking place, including a flyover by two A-10 aircraft from Fort Wayne’s 122nd Fighter Wing.

Pretty cool, if you ask me.

What?

Nobody asked?

Well, it’s still pretty cool.

I just happened to find this video on Facebook today that will make you not only appreciate the armed forces, but it might make you tear up, too.

It’s the story of Adde, a five-year-old girl who becomes a supporter of a member of the military over in the Middle East. Although she doesn’t fully grasp what’s going on around the world, she knows that she can help make a small difference.

MUSICAL GUEST

Third Eye Blind and Carly Rae Jepsen…take it away!

If you’d like to get in touch, you can reach me at Couzens@TinCaps.com or on Twitter @MikeCouzens.

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