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    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, South Bend slug it out

Fort Wayne and South Bend have rolled up 26 hits through six innings. The TinCaps have the better of it, with a 14-5 lead heading into the final three innings.

Reliever Ruben Mejia gave South Bend four runs in the top of the sixth off four hits and a walk. Three of those hits went for extra bases. Trevor Gott, the San Diego Padres' sixth-round choice in the 2013 MLB Draft, came in for Mejia with one out in the inning and a man on second and retired the final two batters.

Then, the TinCaps went to work.

Fort Wayne put together a five-hit frame, highlighted by a three-run home run from catcher Rodney Daal. The TinCaps have 16 hits and two five-run innings so far.

Fort Wayne had scored just 18 runs in 12 games against South Bend entering today's matchup.