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  • 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.

Umpire's error mars TinCaps' start

Fort Wayne should have a 3-2 lead heading into the fourth inning. Instead, Great Lakes leads 2-0, and TinCaps manager Jose Valentin -- and his squad -- are visibly frustrated.

The TinCaps had three runs stolen from them in the first inning.

With runners on first and second, designated hitter Diego Goris launched a ball to dead center that hit the front of the 400 Club. Because there is separation between the wall of the building and the center field wall, it should have been a home run.

But the umpires didn't see it, and as Corey Adamson rounded third and Maxx Tissenbaum broke past second, play went on.

Goris advanced to second amid the confusion, while Adamson headed back to third and trapped Tissenbaum, who was tagged out.

Valentin rushed from his spot coaching third base toward the umpires to plead his case and continued to bark at the umps as he headed to the dugout at the end of the inning.

The Loons put up runs on starter Joe Ross in the second and third innings. Ross has given up three hits and three walks with no strikeouts.