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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.

For starters

The TinCaps (6-5) hope to break a four-game road losing streak today against South Bend (7-2). First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Here are the details.

Last time out

South Bend 3, TinCaps 2

On the mound

TinCaps: Walker Weickel (0-0), RHP – 7.36 ERA

South Bend: Jesse Darrah (1-0), RHP – 0.00 ERA

On the air

Radio: Broadcast by The Fan 1380, also available on, begins at 12:45 p.m.

News and notes

  • Weickel will hope for better in his second start of the season after recording a no-decision in his first action in a TinCaps uniform. The 19-year-old is another young, intriguing prospect in the Padres organization, although he didn't have the kind of start he would have hoped for. In his first game of the season, Weickel went 3 2/3 innings and gave up three runs on seven hits.
  • Darrah, who has recorded three starts for the Silver Hawks, has looked like an ace in the early part of the year. Through 13 innings, he has yet to allow a run, and that could bode ill for a TinCaps team that struggled at the plate yesterday. Fort Wayne went 2-for-27 in the loss yesterday.
  • South Bend is on a six-game winning streak entering today, while Fort Wayne has lost four straight on the road. The TinCaps will hope to avoid their second straight-up losing streak of the year and put an end to the first-place team's run.