Whitecaps pitcher Matt Hall continued his incredible first half as West Michigan picked up an 8-3 road victory over the Fort Wayne TinCaps Monday night.LSJ Logo incert

After two first-inning TinCaps runs, the left handed Hall settled down to throw five straight scoreless innings and became the first pitcher in the Midwest League to earn eight wins. Hall (8-0) struck out four and allowed six hits, two earned runs and two walks.

Matt Hall

Matt Hall

The Whitecaps didn’t let Fort Wayne hold on to the early lead long as Shane Zeile hit an RBI single in the third to put his team up for good, 3-2.

West Michigan added two more runs in the fifth inning led by a Jose Azocar RBI single and four more runs in the sixth.

Will Maddox, Zeile and Azocar had two hits apiece for the Whitecpas who improve to 36-25 on the season and just a half game out of first place.