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  • TinCaps' 2009 title team makes Single-A history
    Seventeen members of the 2009 TinCaps have broken into the major leagues, a Class A record, according to information provided by the TinCaps from Sports Reference president Sean Forman.
  • Former Leo pitcher going to fall ball
    Former Indiana Tech pitcher and Leo graduate Brandon Alger got another surprise from the Padres organization.Alger, who was recently named the Lake Elsinore Storm Pitcher of the Year, was chosen by the Padres to take part in the Arizona
  • Schulz awarded MWL Player of the Month
    The TinCaps' season may have come to an end Sunday, but they are still in the news as outfielder Nick Schulz was good enough in August to win the Midwest League Player of the Month award.

For starters

Fort Wayne wraps up a seven-game road trip tonight as it plays the finale of a four-game series against Lansing. The scheduled starters are Ruben Mejia for the TinCaps and Anthony DeSclafani for the Lugnuts. With seven games to play in the regular season, the TinCaps trail Lake County by one game in the standings. The Captains currently lead the second half playoff race, with Fort Wayne as the wild card. West Michigan trails the TinCaps by one game. Airtime is 6:45 on 1380 ESPN and The Tincaps made the following roster moves: Catcher Matt Colantonio was placed on the disabled list. Colantonio, 23, is hitting .255 with no home runs and 11 RBI in 44 games with Fort Wayne. Catcher Chris O'Dowd was transferred from Eugene to Fort Wayne. O'Dowd, 21, was selected by San Diego in the 23rd round of the 2012 Draft out of Dartmouth College. He hit .239 as a senior with one home run and 15 RBI. In 26 games with Short-Season Eugene this year, he hit .104 with two RBI. He has also played eight games with Class-A Advanced Lake Elsinore, going 9-29 (.310) with two runs batted in.