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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 swept at Lake County

The TinCaps were swept in their road trip at Lake County, losing the finale of the three-game series 6-5 on a fielding error in the ninth.

The TinCaps tied it in the ninth, but a throwing error from Dustin Peterson allowed Paul Hendrix to score in the bottom half for the win.

Fort Wayne (26-35, 56-74 overall) scored four unanswered runs in the first two innings, which included a two-run homer from Henry Charles, who finished 2 for 4.

The Captains (33-27, 60-70) scored in the fourth then opened the fifth with doubles from Grant Fink and Claudio Batista. Lake County tied the score on a fielding error from Trea Turner and took the lead on an RBI single from Dorssys Paulino.

Ryan Butler (1-1) took the loss, pitching 1 1/3 innings and giving up three hits and an unearned run.

Lake County remains at the top of the playoff race for the second half of the season.

The TinCaps return to Parkview Field today for a three-game series against Bowling Green.