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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' bats pummel South Bend, earn series split

Six TinCaps registered multihit performances, and Jeffery Enloe was sharp on the mound in an 11-6 win over South Bend on Monday night at Parkview Field.

The TinCaps (37-56, 7-17 second half) earned a split of the four-game series entering Tuesday’s day off.

Enloe, making his third start, held the Silver Hawks down through 6 1/3 innings for his first victory.

Meanwhile, it was a breakout night for an offense that had struggled since the All-Star break.

Third baseman Fernando Perez, batting in the three-hole, led the way. He homered in the first inning and finished 3 for 5 with a two-run double.

Justin Livengood followed Enloe and let in a run with a wild pitch. Breland Almadova’s two-run double later in the seventh made it 7-5.

But the TinCaps restored their cushion in the bottom half on RBI singles by Jake Bauers and Nick Schulz. Josh VanMeter then drove home a pair to cap the scoring.

VanMeter was 3 for 4 and also had an RBI single in the TinCaps’ five-run second inning.

South Bend (56-37, 16-8) took a brief 2-1 lead in the top of that frame, getting an RBI triple from Michael Perez. The other run scored on a throwing error by Ronnie Richardson.

The sellout of 7,475 was Fort Wayne’s 14th of the season.