Tincaps Season End Review
The month of August was up and down for Fort Wayne but they ended on a high note and were able to capture a playoff spot with the last game of the regular season versus West Michigan. Those two teams played a best of three series to determine the winner of the last playoff spot.
During the month the Tincaps had several players rise to the occasion and play above their previous level. They also got continuing standout contributions from their two dominant outfielders, Rymer Liriano and Luis Domoromo.
Second baseman Cory Spangenberg, who started off slow for the Tincaps, hit his stride. He raised his average from .164 at the beginning of the month to finish the season .286/.345/.365 with seven doubles, a triple and two homeruns with twenty four runs batted in. He also finished with fifteen out of nineteen stolen bases.
Another player to step forward in the second half of the season was first baseman Connor Powers. He began playing on a regular basis when regular 1B Tommy Medica reinjured his shoulder in early June. In that time Powers has assumed the team lead in average (.338/.422/.538), is third in RBI (45) and second in doubles (29). He is also third in HR with eight.
The outfield tandem of Luis Domoromo and Rymer Liriano have impressed for the Tincaps. Liriano finished with a .319/.383/.499 average with 30 2B, 8 3B, 12 HR (1st on the team) and 62 RBI with 65 of 85 stolen bases (tops for Fort Wayne or any other Padres minor league team). Rymer turned 20 yrs old in June.
Domoromo has a .283/.335/.405 line with 20 2B, 3 3B, 9 HR and 68 RBI. Not the speedster that Liriano is, Luis is 7 for 7 in stolen bases. He won