Whitecaps take advantage of errors, squeeze past Dayton 3-2

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The West Michigan Whitecaps were limited offensively on Saturday night.

LSJ Logo incertThe Whitecaps had a total of three hits but managed to squeeze out a 3-2 road win over the Dayton Dragons.

West Michigan, which won its second straight one-run contest, improved to 4-6 record in the second half of the season and is 43-34 overall.whitecaps logo not for feature art

The Whitecaps took advantage of five walks and two errors by Dayton.

West Michigan opened the scoring in the second inning on an RBI fielders choice groundout by Franklin Navarro, scoring Brett Pirtle to give the Whitecaps a 1-0 lead.

Jose Azocar later scored in the second while Navarro was caught in a run down between first and second base to increase West Michigan’s lead to 2-0.

 Dayton tied the game at 2-2 in the sixth before West Michigan took the lead for good in the seventh inning.

Azocar stole second base before advancing to score on an error by Dayton’s catcher on a throw towards second base.

West Michigan was led by Azocar with two runs while Derek Hill, Cam Gibson and Pirtle each had a hit.

Whitecaps starting pitcher Kyle Dowdy picked up his fifth win on the year, allowing two runs on five hits in six innings.

West Michigan will look to sweep Dayton on Sunday afternoon.

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