Fort Wayne, Ind. (WFFT) - The Fort Wayne TinCaps rallied from a nine run deficit to top the Peoria Chiefs Thursday night at Parkview Field.
While fireworks were provided postgame, the game itself also delivered plenty of fireworks.
On top of a small skirmish in the eighth inning between the TinCaps' Tucupita Marcano and the Chiefs' Brandon Donovan, both teams' offenses combined for 23 runs and 25 hits in the contest.
Peoria jumped on top early, scoring two runs in the first inning, and three runs in the second, fourth and fifth innings to take an 11-2 lead after four and a half frames.
After a two run bottom of the fourth, Fort Wayne answered with four runs in the fifth, and a run in the sixth to pull within four runs heading in to the last three innings of the game.
The TinCaps were held scoreless in the seventh, but in the eighth, with the bases loaded, Juwuan Harris hit a game-tying grand slam, his second home run of the game, to tie things at 11.
Fort Wayne would get the go-ahead run to third, on a base hit from Agustin Ruiz, then during Blake Hunt's at-bat, Ruiz broke for second, and when Alexis Wilson attempted to throw him out, Ethan Skender broke for home, scoring the go-ahead and game winning run to give the TinCaps the 12-11 victory.
The TinCaps will go for the series sweep tomorrow against Peoria at Parkview Field at 7:05 p.m.