COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Robert Hassell III had two hits and a walk, but the Fort Wayne TinCaps lost to the West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers affiliate), 4-0, on Friday night at LMCU Ballpark.
The center field prospect for the TinCaps (1-5, 28-45) raised his batting average to .307 for the season, ranking second in the Midwest League. Hassell's .372 on-base percentage ranks eighth in the circuit.
However, the Whitecaps (4-2, 36-37) sent Fort Wayne to its 13th shutout loss of the season. West Michigan took a 1-0 lead in the third after there were two outs and no one on base.
The TinCaps play again tonight, Saturday, July 2, @ West Michigan with a 6:35 PM game time.