Whitecaps lose their fifth straight with a 3-1 loss to Lake County in Ohio

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The West Michigan Whitecaps continued their recent skid with a 3-1 loss to the Lake County Captains on Thursday night in Ohio.LSJ Logo incert

The Whitecaps have lost five games in a row and nine of their last 10. whitecaps logo not for feature art

West Michigan scored its only run in the first inning, when Will Allen plated Will Maddox with a groundout to take a 1-0 lead. The Captains scored their runs in the first, seventh and eighth innings.

The Whitecaps brought the potential go-ahead run to the plate in the ninth, but failed to push across any runs.

Whitecaps starter Fernando Perez (3-7) took his seventh loss after allowing two of the three Captains runs in 6 1/3 inning while walking three and retiring six hitters via strikeout.

West Michigan to 61-57 overall and 22-29 in the second half. Arvicent Perez led the team by going 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles in a losing cause.

The Whitecaps return home for a three-game series against the Dayton Dragons from Fifth Third Ballpark beginning Friday night at 7:00p.m.

 

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