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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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Silver Hawks beat TinCaps with grand slam in 11th

For the second time in three games, the TinCaps went into extra innings at South Bend. Sunday before 3,834 fans at Four Winds Field, the Silver Hawks' Stryker Trahan hit a grand slam in the 11th inning to hand the TinCaps their second straight loss, 11-7.

With game tied at 6 after nine innings, Fort Wayne took a 7-6 lead in the top of 10th when Dustin Peterson doubled home Ronnie Richardson, who led off the inning with a single.

South Bend tied it in the bottom of the 10th on a single by Grant Nelson that scored Marty Herum, who had reached on a Peterson error.

After the TinCaps failed to scored in the 11th, South Bend loaded the bases off reliever Jorge Guzman on a double, a hit by pitch and two-out Peterson error. Trahan's homer, his 10th of the season, ended the game.

Guzman (1-1) was the losing pitcher. Will Locante (3-0), who pitched the 10th and 11th was the winning pitcher.

The TinCaps finish the series at South Bend on Monday with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.

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