FORT WAYNE — The Rockets had plenty of offense in the opener, just not enough in game two.

An eight-run top of the sixth inning powered the Portland Rockets to a 17-11 victory in the first game of a doubleheader against the Fort Wayne Blues. They scored just once in the final four innings of the second game as they fell 8-4.

The Rockets (14-12) trailed 10-7 through the first five innings Sunday before their first eight batters of the sixth inning reached base. (They hit five singles and drew two walks while one batter was hit by a pitch.) They had already scored five times before Zach Orn hit a fly ball for the first out, a sacrifice that made it 13-10.

The teams traded three-run innings early in game two before the Blues scored once in the third, twice in the fourth and twice in the fifth to pull away. Portland got one run in the seventh and had runners on second and third before Caleb Richardson grounded out to end the game.

Nick Bailey went 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, two RBIs and two runs as the Rockets racked up 16 hits and nine walks in the opener. Joel Kennedy was 3-for-4 with a walk, two RBIs and a run and Orn reached base four times, drove in three runs and scored twice.

Peyton Smith finished with three hits and two runs, Noah Collins recorded a triple and a single while scoring three times and Dakota Durick had a double, two RBIs and two runs.

Caden Craft got the win in relief despite allowing four runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Bailey suffered the game-two defeat as he gave up six runs on eight hits and four walks in four innings.

Zach Tanner had two hits, including a double, a run and an RBI and Orn was 2-for-4 with a double and a run.