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    TinCaps head groundskeeper Keith Winter was named the Single-A Sports Turf Manager of the Year, an honor he also landed in 2013.
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    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.

Bauers, TinCaps beat South Bend

The TinCaps put together one of their better all-around performances in an 8-4 victory over South Bend on Saturday at Parkview Field.

Adrian De Horta gave up one run in 4 1/3 innings, and Jake Bauers had a two-run homer and an RBI single to continue his string of hot hitting.

The TinCaps (12-16) play the rubber game in the series Sunday before beginning a six-game road trip on Monday at Lansing.

Bauers’ run-scoring hit set up an RBI single from Adolfo Reina and a sacrifice fly by Chase Jensen in the second.

The TinCaps made it 5-0 in the third when Bauers homered for the first time since joining the team last week.

Bauers, the youngest player in the Midwest League, finished 3 for 3 with a walk and is 12 for 19 on the homestand.

South Bend (16-13) got only four innings from starter Aaron Blair, who gave up eight runs on eight hits.

The TinCaps were error-free until the ninth inning when closer Nick Mutz made a poor throw to first.

Franmil Reyes doubled home a pair of runs in the fourth and scored on Dustin Peterson’s single.

For more on this game, read Sunday's Journal Gazette or return to "Full Count" later tonight or after 3 a.m.