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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 rally falls short

Winning streak snapped at 3

Despite a three-run rally in the top of the ninth inning, the TinCaps lost 5-4 to the South Bend Silver Hawks on Thursday night at Four Winds Field in South Bend.

It snapped the TinCaps’ winning streak at three.

Mallex Smith was 3 for 5 with a run for the TinCaps (17-22), and teammate Dustin Peterson was 1 for 4 with four RBI.

Peterson’s two-out double to center field in the ninth scored Jake Bauers, Henry Charles and Chase Jensen. But Peterson was called out at third after a throw from center fielder Breland Almadova was successfully cutoff by shortstop Andrew Velazquez, who hurled the ball to third baseman Ryan Gebhardt just in time to end the game.

Almadova was 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI for South Bend (22-17).

Fort Wayne pitcher Genison Reyes was reinstated from the disabled list. In 13 games prior to the DL stint, he was 1-0 with an 8.44 ERA in 16 innings. He had 20 strikeouts and 12 walks. He pitched a scoreless inning Thursday with one strikeout.

Pitcher Justin Livengood was transferred from Fort Wayne to short-season Eugene. With the TinCaps, he was 2-1 in 10 games (1 start) with a 6.23 ERA.