TinCaps beat Bowling Green 4-1 in 2017 season opener – video courtesy: WBKO-TV


MEMORIAL STADIUM… NOW TORN DOWN…. WAS GETTING READY TO HOST THE FIRST SEASON OF MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IN THE SUMMIT CITY…. THE FORT WAYNE WIZARDS WITH THEIR INAUGURAL SEASON IN 1993… TWENTY FIVE SEASONS LATER… THE FRANCHISE HAS A DIFFERENT HOME… A DIFFERENT AFFILIATION… AND A DIFFERENT NICKNAME… WHILE ALL THOSE THINGS HAVE CHANGED… THE EXCITEMENT ON OPENING DAY REMAINS THE SAME… TINCAPS OPENING THE SEASON ON THE ROAD… CAPS AT THE BOWLING GREEN HOT RODS… T1… FORT WAYNE’S JACK SUWINSKI LEADS OFF THE GAME.. AND THE SEASON.. WITH A BASE HIT TO RIGHT… LATER IN THE 1ST.. BASES LOADED… HUDSON POTTS… LIFTS IT TO RIGHT… SUWINSKI… TAGS FROM THIRD… HE’S IN THERE.. 1-ZIP TINCAPS AFTER 1… THAT… PRETTY MUCH ALL THE SUPPORT JESSE SCHOLTENS WOULD NEED… YOUR TINCAPS OPENING DAY STARTER WAS DAZZLING… SCHOLTENS GOES FIVE AND TWO-THIRDS… ALLOWS ONE RUN… STRIKES OUT 11… TINCAPS WIN ON OPENING DAY, 4-1… THESE TWO PLAY AGAIN IN BOWLING GREEN TOMORROW NIGHT…

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