Whitecaps heating up during home stand with victories over Lake County, Dayton

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The West Michigan Whitecaps ended their series with Lake County on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory, then opened up their series with Dayton by sweeping a doubleheader on Wednesday, 4-1 and 3-2 at Fifth Third Ballpark.LSJ Logo incert

The Whitecaps are now 58-46 overall and 19-18 in the second half standings. They are in third place in the Midwest League Eastern Division, six games behind South Bend.whitecaps logo not for feature art

On Tuesday, Will Maddox led the Whitecaps offense with two RBI singles while Spenser Watkins picked up his fourth win of the season. Watkins pitched 7 1/3 innings while allowing one unearned run and striking out eight.

In Game 1 on Wednesday, Whitecaps pitcher Eudis Idrogo took a perfect game into the sixth inning before allowing a Dragon to reach base.

After Dayton tied the game 1-1 in the top of the sixth, West Michigan scored three runs in the home half to pull away for the victory.

In Game 2, West Michigan used a two-run seventh inning to walk-off with the victory in the seven-inning contest. Brett Pirtle scored on a wild pitch to end the game.

West Michigan’s Will Allen led all hitters in the doubleheader with two hits and two RBIs between the two games.

 

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