‘Caps Settle for Series Split

West Michigan Whitecaps

EASTLAKE, OH – The West Michigan Whitecaps managed only one hit into the ninth inning as pitching struggled in a 9-2 loss to the Lake County Captains Sunday afternoon at Classic Park.
Lake County hitters combined for four home runs, including a grand slam, as West Michigan finished 3-for-28 at

EASTLAKE, OH – The West Michigan Whitecaps managed only one hit into the ninth inning as pitching struggled in a 9-2 loss to the Lake County Captains Sunday afternoon at Classic Park.

Lake County hitters combined for four home runs, including a grand slam, as West Michigan finished 3-for-28 at the plate and 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position in the defeat.

The Whitecaps loaded the bases with none out in the second inning before Jose King grounded into a double play, scoring Colt Keith from third and putting the ‘Caps in front 1-0. Lake County responded with individual runs in the second and third frames on solo home runs from Gabriel Rodriguez and Angel Martinez to forge in front 2-1. Lake County extended their lead in the fifth inning as Alexfri Planez blasted a grand slam before Martinez added his second home run of the game, 7-1. Lake County relievers Raymond Burgos, Lenny Torres, Matt Turner, and Damon Casetta-Stubbs combined for 7.1 scoreless innings as Micael Ramirez and Martinez added individual RBIs in the eighth, extending the lead to 9-1. Ben Malgeri added a bloop RBI-single in the ninth inning, but the Whitecaps could not rally, falling to the Captains 9-2.

West Michigan starter Jordan Marks (0-4) suffers his fourth loss, allowing four runs through 4.1 innings of work, while Burgos (2-1) secures his second win, lasting 1.1 scoreless innings with a punchout. The Captains improve to 26-24 as the Whitecaps fall to 23-28. The Whitecaps and Captains have played 115 times at Classic Park, with Lake County leading the overall series 58-57.

UP NEXT

The Whitecaps head back to LMCU Ballpark for a six-game series with the Lansing Lugnuts beginning on Tuesday night at 6:35 pm. Carlos Guzman, who tossed five scoreless innings in his last start Thursday night gets the start for the Whitecaps against the Lugnuts to open the series. Broadcast coverage with Dan Hasty and Nate Wangler starts on the Whitecaps Baseball Network at 6:20 pm. Get your tickets for all 2022 home games now at www.whitecapsbaseball.com.

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