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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.
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TinCaps avoid being swept by Captains

The TinCaps avoided being swept by Lake County for a third time this season with a 14-4 win Friday at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio.

The TinCaps (27-33) had lost five in a row at Lake County (22-39).

River Stevens hit his first home run as a TinCap in the fith and also had a triple, while collecing four RBI.

The TinCaps scored twice in the third as Mallex Smith and Dustin Peterson came home on a single by Fernando Perez. Smith stole second and third after drawing a two-out walk to bring his season total to 46 stolen bases.

The TinCaps added two more in the foruth with Adolof Reina hitting an RBI single, and Smith collecting an RBI double.

Franmil Reyes drove in the first two runs of the fifth with a double to center field. Jake Bauers brought in a run with a single, and Stevens followed with a two-run home run for a 9-0 lead.

The Captains scored three in the sixth, but the TinCaps responded with four more runs in the seventh as Stevens hit a two-run triple and Luis Tejada and Smith each drove in a run for a 13-3 lead.

Lake County scored once in the bottom of the seventh, and Fort Wayne added its final run in the eighth.

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