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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 lose to Beloit on eighth-inning HR

Eric Yardley allowed a go-ahead, two-run home run in the eighth inning as the TinCaps lost 6-1 to Beloit on Wednesday in the opener of a three-game series at Parkview Field.

Snappers cleanup batter Tyler Marincov crushed a 2-2 pitch onto the left field concourse with a runner on third to wipe out a 1-0 Fort Wayne lead.

The Snappers (40-61, 10-21 second half) got some breathing room in the ninth on Ryan Mathews' two-run shot off Jorge Guzman. They added two more insurance runs later in the inning.

The TinCaps (41-59, 11-20) had nine hits but went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position. Jake Bauers' RBI groundout in the fourth seemed as if it would hold up, but Yardley (1-3), who had worked a scoreless seventh, couldn't quite pass the baton to closer Ryan Butler.

It cost Yimmi Brasoban a victory. He worked a season-high six innings, allowing no runs and three hits with six strikeouts.

Beloit got five innings of one-run ball from Matt Stalcup, and Joseph Michaud (2-0) followed with four scoreless frames.

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