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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.

TinCaps avoid sweep

The TinCaps went down to the wire to avoid a three-game sweep in Clinton, Iowa.

Fort Wayne rallied for four runs with two outs in the top of the ninth to defeat Clinton 7-3 at Ashford University Field on Tuesday.

The TinCaps' Jace Peterson broke a 3-run tie by driving in Matthew Colantonio with a single, and Justin Miller added another run to the lead with an RBI single. Casey McElroy doubled to center field to bring Peterson and Miller.

The victory snapped a two-game losing streak for the TinCaps (7-12), who return to Parkview Field for a six-game homestand starting Wednesday against Burlington.

Clinton (7-12) scored in the first inning only to let the TinCaps tie the game in third. The LumberKings went up 3-1in the fourth, but Fort Wayne tied the game again with two runs in the sixth.

John Barbato (2-0) picked up the win giving up one hit and no runs in two innings of relief for starter Matthew Wisler, who gave up three runs on six hits with four strikeouts in six innings.

Trevor Miller (1-1) took the loss for Clinton, giving up four runs on six hits in 3 1/3 innings.