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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 blast Great Lakes

The TinCaps arms vs. the Great Lakes bat rack continues to be a mismatch.

For the third straight night Saturday, TinCaps pitching kept the Loons’ bats in solitary confinement. Justin Hancock, Taylor Guerrero and Matthew Shepherd combined for a four-hit, 13-0 shutout at Classic Park in Eastlake, Ohio.

The win moved the TinCaps to 3-0. In three games so far, the TinCaps have given up just four runs and 12 hits.

In this one, Hancock gave up two hits across five innings, striking out seven, before turning it over to Guerrero and Shepherd, who combined to give up just two more hits the rest of the way.

It was a different story in the other dugout.

The TinCaps feasted on three Great Lakes (0-3) pitchers for 11 hits, led by Jeremy Baltz, who went 3 for 5 with a double, a home run and six RBI batting out the three hole.

Leadoff man Mallex Smith scored three runs; Maxx Tissenbaum went 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI; and Dane Phillips and Gabriel Quintana also homered.

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