Madden Gets Win, Promoted in 15-8 Win

West Michigan Whitecaps

LANSING, MI – In what may have been the final performance of his West Michigan Whitecaps career, pitcher Ty Madden earned the victory as part of a 15-8 win over the Lansing Lugnuts in front of 3,502 fans at Jackson Field Tuesday night.
Madden, the Detroit Tigers No. 4 Prospect,

LANSING, MI – In what may have been the final performance of his West Michigan Whitecaps career, pitcher Ty Madden earned the victory as part of a 15-8 win over the Lansing Lugnuts in front of 3,502 fans at Jackson Field Tuesday night.

Madden, the Detroit Tigers No. 4 Prospect, allowed five runs on a career-high ten base hits but managed to pitch five innings without walking a batter and striking out five. After the game, the Detroit Tigers announced that Madden is headed to the Double-A Erie Seawolves as part of multiple promotions throughout the system.

As for the ballgame, West Michigan stormed out to a 10-1 lead after just two innings. Two-run home runs by Bryant Packard and Jake Holton preceded a grand slam from Ben Malgeri in the second inning. Lansing scored seven unanswered runs, highlighted by a two-run, inside-the-park-home-run from Denzel Clarke in the seventh to trim the ‘Caps deficit to 10-8. In the eighth. A two-run single by Josh Crouch provided much-needed insurance before Lansing brought in first baseman Patrick McColl to pitch. The result came in a three-run homer from Corey Joyce to seal the victory by a score of 15-8 – giving the ‘Caps a win in the first of six in Lansing.

Madden (6-4) leaves West Michigan with his sixth win, while Lansing starter Grant Holman (1-3) suffers his third loss. The Whitecaps currently hold a four-game lead over the Great Lakes Loons and Lake County Captains for first place in the Midwest League East second-half standings. The Whitecaps improve to 53-44 and 22-9 in the second half. The Lugnuts fall to 47-60 and 12-19. Bryant Packard led West Michigan with three hits – including a home run – in the victory. The Tigers also announced after the game that infielder Izaac Pacheco, a Top-10 prospect with the organization, is headed to West Michigan to play for the Whitecaps. Pacheco has hit .281 with 11 doubles since the beginning of June.

UP NEXT

The Whitecaps continue this series against the Lansing Lugnuts from Jackson Field with a Wednesday afternoon contest at 1:05 pm. Detroit Tigers Top-10 Prospect Joey Wentz gets the start for West Michigan against the Lugnuts Christian Fernandez. Broadcast coverage with Dan Hasty starts on the Whitecaps Baseball Network at 12:50 pm. Get your tickets for all 2022 home games now at www.whitecapsbaseball.com.

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