West Michigan splits doubleheader on Sunday, now 1 shutout away from record

LocalSportsJournal.com

The West Michigan Whitecaps split a doubleheader on Sunday at Lake County, losing Game 1 4-0 but responding with a 9-0 win in Game 2.

With the Game 2 shutout, the Whitecaps tied the Midwest League record with 23 shutouts on the season. Quad Cities set the record in the 1974 season.

Dylan Burdeaux led all West Michigan players with three hits combined in the two games while Danny Pinero had four RBIs all coming in the second game. Chad Sedio added three RBIs for West Michigan in Game 2.

Brandyn Sittinger picked up the win for West Michigan in Game 2, pitching the final three innings while striking out six batters.

West Michigan will continue its series at Lake County on Monday at 7 p.m. when Detroit Tigers 2016 first round pick Matt Manning takes the mound for his first start as a Whitecap.

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