Broxton Sets Triples Mark in 4-3 Win

Keon Broxton tripled twice for South Bend, setting a new franchise record with his 12th and 13th of the season, and the Silver Hawks defeated the Fort Wayne TinCaps 4-3 on Sunday afternoon for their second straight win.

Keon Broxton tied the Silver Hawks team record set by Victor Hall in 2001 when he took the first pitch of the game from Jose De Paula (ND) to right-center field for his 12th triple of the season. He broke the record in the top of the fifth when his 13th triple of the year went to the wall in left-center field. The D-backs' third round pick in last summer's draft, Broxton leads all of Minor League Baseball in the category as well, but oddly enough, neither triple influenced the outcome of the game.

Instead, the home run ball did the trick early for the Silver Hawks. Bobby Borchering hit a solo shot in the third inning to give South Bend a 1-0 lead. Borchering's ninth home run of the season completely left the stadium in left field, traveling an estimated 400+ feet. David Narodowski added his first home run of the year in the fourth inning to put the lead at 2-0.

The TinCaps chipped away, scoring an unearned run in the fifth against Scottie Allen (ND) and another in the sixth against Adam Worthington (WP, 2-1) to tie the game at 2-2.

South Bend broke the tie in the top of the eighth against Miles Mikolas (LP, 4-2). Victor Estevez singled to start the inning and Borchering doubled to put two in scoring position with nobody out. Matt Davidson drove them both home with a single to left-center, extending his league-leading RBI total to 59.

The TinCaps cut the lead to one with a solo home run by Edinson Rincon in the eighth against Randy Rodriguez (ND) and Fort Wayne loaded the bases against Yonata Ortega (SV, 18) in the ninth. Ortega got Daniel Meeley to fly out to Broxton as the final out, however, wrapping up the victory for the Silver Hawks.

Allen pitched great in his return from the disabled list, allowing just the one unearned run over 5.0 innings while striking out three and walking nobody.

Hawk Droppings

  • Borchering is 13-for-30 (.433) with 8 RBI during his current seven-game hitting streak
  • While Ortega's 18 saves rank third in the Midwest League behind two players tied at 19, the next highest total is 13.
  • Ramon Castillo has now hit safely in 18 of his 19 games as a Silver Hawk

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