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TinCaps open playoffs Wednesday

– The TinCaps will have a home playoff game Wednesday.

Now all that remains is finding out the opponent.

Fort Wayne wrapped up a playoff berth with Friday’s 7-0 win against West Michigan.

“It’s a bunch of kids that never gave up,” Fort Wayne manager Jose Valentin said Friday. “It’s never too late to try to be better and try to be the best player you can be. You have to work hard and believe you can be a winner.”

Lake County also clinched a playoff berth Friday. There were three games remaining in the regular season entering Saturday for both teams. The Captains had a one-game lead for the top spot.

Lake County also holds the tiebreaker edge.

The first-place team will face Bowling Green in the playoffs. The wild card gets Lansing.

Fort Wayne was at Bowling Green on Saturday. The game was not complete as of press time. Lake County was at Lansing.

Tickets for Wednesday’s playoff game are on sale at the Parkview Field ticket office, online at or by calling 482-6400.