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    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.

Peterson ties it, Reina wins it as TinCaps rally past West Michigan

Dustin Peterson launched a tying solo home run in the bottom of the ninth and Adolfo Reina won it with a two-run shot in the 10th as the TinCaps overcame a five-run deficit for an 8-6 walk-off win over West Michigan on Saturday at Parkview Field.

With pinch-runner Mallex Smith on third and one out, Reina crushed his first homer to left center off right-hander Scott Sitz.

Peterson had been 0 for 4 before connecting off Montreal Robertson for his fifth homer. It landed on the concourse beyond the left-field foul pole.

TinCaps right-hander Kyle Lloyd, making his fifth start, went five innings and gave up five runs on seven hits with six strikeouts.

The TinCaps (25-30) were behind 5-0 entering the bottom of the fourth before beginning a long climb. Ryan Miller drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourth and Fernando Perez drove in a run on an infield single in the fifth. A run scored on an error by Whitecaps shortstop Willy Adames in the sixth.

Adames wasted no time atoning, as his RBI double in the seventh made it 6-3.

The TinCaps, who have won eight of their last 10, got an RBI double from Jake Bauers and a two-out RBI single by Henry Charles to draw within 6-5 in the eighth.

Unbeaten Whitecaps starter Austin Kubitza allowed only two other runs besides the one that scored on Adames’ misplay.

West Michigan (31-24) took two of three in the teams’ first series in April. This three-game set resumes Sunday for the middle game at 3 p.m.

For more on this game, read Sunday's Journal Gazette or return to "Full Count" later tonight or after 3 a.m.