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    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 5th straight

Fort Wayne continued a season-worst losing streak with a 5-3 loss to Bowling Green on Saturday at Bowling Green Ballpark in Kentucky. The TinCaps have lost five straight.

The TinCaps (25-22) are 2-8 in their last 10 games and moved two games behind the Hot Rods (29-19), who are in second in the Midwest League Eastern Division standings.

TinCaps starter Walker Wieckel picked up his third loss of the season and is still without a win on the year. He went five innings and gave up three runs.

His batting order couldn't do much to support him.

A leadoff home run from center fielder Mallex Smith put the TinCaps ahead in the first, but Bowling Green stifled Fort Wayne for much of the game. The TinCaps added another run in the fifth and got a two-out homer from Stephen Carmon in the ninth, but the rally fell short.

Fort Wayne reliever Chris Nunn gave up two runs in an eighth-inning appearance that proved decisive.

The TinCaps will try to break their losing streak Sunday in a 3:05 p.m. game against the Hot Rods.