West Michigan sets new Midwest League record with 24th shutout victory

The West Michigan Whitecaps set a new Midwest League record on Friday night with a 6-0 shutout victory over Great Lakes in Game 2, after winning the completion of Thursday’s game 10-9.

West Michigan has now had 24 shutout victories which is a new Midwest League record.

Game 2 starting pitcher Anthony Castro tossed five innings while surrendering four hits and striking out five to pick up the win. Relief pitcher Trent Szkutnik picked up his second save of the season, pitching the final four innings while striking out six.

Danny Woodrow paced the Whitecap offense with two hits and three RBIs while Cole Bauml and Danny Pinero each added two hits of their own. Derek Hill also had two RBIs for West Michigan in the second game.

Bauml also had the game winning hit in the completion of Thursday’s game which was postponed in the tenth inning tied 9-9 before being completed on Friday.

After the two victories, West Michigan is now 79-34 on the season and 3.5 games ahead of Fort Wayne for first place in the Midwest League Eastern Division second half standings with a 34-12 record in the second half.

West Michigan will continue its series with Great Lakes on Saturday at 7:05 p.m.

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