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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' pitching stifles Beloit in 3-2 win

Luis Tejada and Fernando Perez homered to back terrific pitching performances as the TinCaps held off Beloit in a 3-2 win on Thursday night at Parkview Field.

Cody Hebner (2-1) gave up one run on two hits in five innings in his second straight strong start. He struck out five.

The TinCaps (42-59, 12-20 second half) provided just enough offense.

Tejada hit a first-pitch homer in the fifth that made it 1-all. Perez yanked a changeup off the foul pole in right in the sixth, his eighth of the year, to give Fort Wayne a 2-1 lead.

Reliever Justin Livengood protected it with three shutout innings. Beloit (40-62, 10-22) finished with four hits.

Jake Bauers' RBI groundout in the bottom of the eighth provided closer Ryan Butler a two-run edge. Bauers has driven in 50 runs in 76 games.

Butler allowed a double to B.A. Vollmuth leading off the top of the ninth. He scored on an RBI groundout by Luis Baez. Butler retired the next batter for his fourth professional save since being drafted last month.

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