The TinCaps were hitless for the first time since Aug. 12 Sunday against Great Lakes at the Dow Diamond in a rain-limited five-inning game. The Loons won 8-0 to win part of the six-game series.
Fort Wayne (20-31) has gone six series winless since winning five of Lansing’s six games in late April.
Kyle Hurt of the Great Lakes went five hitless innings Sunday, striking out six and allowing two walks to Brandon Valenzuela and Angel Solarte.
TinCaps starter Noel Vela allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits in 12/3 innings and the Loons had three more runs against reliever Sam Keating in 11/3 frames.
Infielder Wyatt Hoffman, son of Padres Hall of Fame closer Trevor Hoffman, debuted TinCaps and went 0 for 2.
Nia Coffey had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Rhyne Howard also scored 16 points, and the Atlanta Dream beat the Indiana Fever 75-66 in Atlanta. Aari McDonald scored 12 points and Cheyenne Parker added 11 for the Dream (7-4). Kelsey Mitchell led the Fever (3-10) with 20 points.
Snider resigns as Jazz coach
Quin Snyder, who guided Utah to six straight playoff appearances, was NBA Coach of the Year runner-up last season and won nearly 60% of his games with the franchise, has resigned Sunday as Jazz coach, ending an eight-year streak of regular coaching. -successful season, but the team never made it past the second round of the playoffs during his tenure. He went 372-264 with the Jazz, his .585 winning percentage ranking 18th among NBA coaches who have worked for at least that long. The Jazz had the best record in the NBA in 2020-21 but lost in the West semifinals.
American claims lightweight titles
American Devin Haney retained his WBC title and became the undisputed world lightweight boxing champion on Sunday in Melbourne, Australia with a unanimous decision over Aussie George Kambosos, who held the WBO, WBA and IBF titles. Haney, 23, is 28-0 with 15 knockouts.
Former ex-Packer dies
Veryl Switzer, the pioneering former halfback for the Green Bay Packers who traded an NFL career for service as a lieutenant in the Air Force, died Saturday. He was 89 years old. Switzer was the first black scholarship player to graduate from Kansas State University and was an All-American for the Wildcats for three straight seasons. He was selected fourth overall by the Packers in the 1954 draft. He served in the Air Force from 1956 to 1958, then played football for two years in Canada.
Bruins’ Bergeron wins Selke Award
Patrice Bergeron is the winner of the Selke Trophy awarded to the best defensive forward in the NHL for a record fifth time. Bergeron winning the Selke for the fifth time broke the tie with Montreal Canadiens Hall of Famer Bob Gainey. Aleksander Barkov of Florida and Elias Lindholm of Calgary were the other finalists voted for by members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
Canada’s men organize a boycott
Canada’s warm-up match against Panama in Vancouver, British Columbia, was called off on Sunday when the men’s team refused to play due to a labor dispute with the country’s governing body which includes demands that the women’s national team gets equal match fees.