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Full Count

  • 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.

TinCaps headed back to playoffs

Rocky Gale and Connor Powers hit home runs and pitcher Keyvius Sampson did the rest. Fort Wayne clinched a playoff berth with a 7-2 victory against West Michigan in front of 6,733 fans Monday at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, Mich.

The TinCaps put the game away by scoring four runs in the ninth inning. B.J. Guinn hit a two-run double. Cory Spangenberg added a two-run single.

Sampson gave up one run in six innings for the victory.

The TinCaps qualified for the playoffs for the third consecutive year.

Fort Wayne will play Bowling Green in a best-of-three first-round series. Game 1 is Wednesday at Parkview Field.