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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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Keys to the games

Dayton swept a doubleheader against the TinCaps, winning Game 1 5-0 and taking Game 2 4-2.

Here were some of the highlights.

Key hits: Billy Hamilton led off Game 1 with a triple. He later scored on a ground out, setting the tone for Dayton's three-run first inning. In Game 2, Theo Bowe led off seventh inning of a tied game with a single. He then stole second and scored on a fielding error by second baseman Chris Bisson (his second error in as many innings).

Key outs: Fort Wayne didn't have many threats in the first game. But the TinCaps did put runners on first and second with no outs in the fourth. Dayton starter Josh Smith retired the next three batters in order to get out of trouble. In the second game, the TinCaps had a runner on first and no outs in the sixth inning. The score was tied at 2. Catcher Cole Tyrell failed to put down a bunt twice. With two strikes, he swung away and hit into a double play.

Streaking: Rymer Liriano singled in both games, extending his hit streak to 17.

Quotable:

"It's been awesome to watch. He's using the whole entire field."

- TinCaps manager Shawn Wooten on Liriano's hit streak and overall play

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