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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, South Bend tied after 6

The TinCaps and South Bend are tied 4-4 after six innings.

Fort Wayne had some clutch hitting from second baseman Maxx Tissenbaum in the fourth to take an early lead.

With runners on second and third and two outs, Tissenbaum sent a single into left field that scored two runs and made it 2-1.

But TinCaps starter Bryan Rodriguez gave up four hits and three runs -- two earned -- in the fifth inning. He finished with three earned runs, eight hits, seven strikeouts and two walks to his credit.

Ruben Mejia came on for Rodriguez in the sixth and retired his first three batters. He has two strikeouts after his first inning.

And in the bottom of the frame, the TinCaps whittled into the lead a bit more.

The TinCaps got a one-out double from left fielder Luis Domoromo, who is 3 for 3 so far. He advanced to third on an error by third baseman Cesar Carrasco, and came in thanks to a single from first baseman Luis Tejada.

Two batters later, third baseman Diego Goris scored on a throwing error by shortstop Andrew Velazquez to tie the game.