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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 dominant in series win

A four-run sixth inning powered the TinCaps to their first sweep away from Parkview Field this season with a 7-0 win over Quad Cities (12-14, 47-49).

Fort Wayne has now won five of its last six.

In the sixth, the TinCaps scored four runs for a 6-0 lead. Ronnie Richardson reached first on an error by the River Bandits’ second baseman, Henry Charles was walked, and Josh VanMeter singled to load the bases. Richardson scored off a Trea Turner single, then Charles and VanMeter came home off a Dustin Peterson single. A Jake Bauers RBI single brought in Turner for his second run of the night.

VanMeter had opened the scoring in the third for the TinCaps (9-17, 40-56) when his 18th double of the season was followed by a double from Turner.

In the fifth, Turner walked, went to second on an error during a Bauers at-bat, and then a wild pitch from Jandel Gustave allowed Turner to go to third. Franmil Reyes’ RBI single brought home Turner, who went 3 for 4, with two runs and two RBI.

Adolfo Reina hit his third home run in two games in the ninth to finish the scoring.

Cody Hebner (1-1) allowed only one hit over five innings and struck out four for Fort Wayne.

The TinCaps open a three-game series at Cedar Rapids at 6:05 p.m. today.