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  • TinCaps' groundskeeper honored
    TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, an honor he also landed in 2013.
  • TinCaps named Ballpark Digest's team of the year
    Citing sustained success and an "amazing" commitment to community service, the online trade magazine Ballpark Digest recognized the TinCaps as its 2014 team of the year.
  • Ex-TinCap Mallex Smith voted minors' top offensive player
    Mallex Smith, who was the TinCaps' center fielder for the 2013 season and the first half of 2014, was voted by fans as the top offensive player in the minor leagues during the past season.

TinCaps struggle at plate in loss to West Michigan

The TinCaps concluded a 2-5 road trip with a 2-1 loss at West Michigan on Sunday that was marred by struggles at the plate.

The Whitecaps (12-11) took two out of three in the series at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich.

Kevin Ziomek (1-2) was too much to handle, throwing eight shutout innings with six strikeouts. The TinCaps get just three hits off of him.

The TinCaps (9-13) scored in the ninth inning.

With two outs, Fernando Perez doubled to score Dustin Peterson, who had walked.

A wild pitch advanced pinch-runner Franchy Cordero to third.

TinCaps manager Michael Collins sent in Dane Phillips as a pinch-hitter for Ryan Miller. Phillips grounded to second against Montreal Robertson to end it.

Adrian De Horta (0-1) went five innings and gave up both runs in the second – one on a wild pitch, the other on an RBI groundout by Bennett Pickar.

The first four hitters in the Fort Wayne order went 0 for 15 with a walk.

The TinCaps open a four-game series with Great Lakes at 7:05 p.m. Monday at Parkview Field. Right-hander Bryan Verbitsky is scheduled to start in his TinCaps debut. The Loons are set to counter with righty James Campbell.