Pitcher Kyle Dowdy continued his hot streak for the West Michigan Whitecaps on Saturday.LSJ Logo incert

Dowdy, who pitched a complete-game shutout in his previous outing, allowed only one run and struck out nine in seven innings as the Whitecaps defeated the Lake County Captains whitecaps logo not for feature art5-2 in front of 7.772 fans at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park.

Dowdy, who scattered eight hits, improved to 8-2 on the season. The victory snapped the Whitecaps’ three-game losing streak.

The offense gave Dowdy enough to work with in the second inning. Back-to-back RBI doubles by David Gonzalez and Cam Gibson gave the ‘Caps a 3-0 lead after two innings.

An infield hit by Jose Azocar in the sixth led to a throwing error by shortstop Willi Castro to score two runs, giving West Michigan a 5-1 edge.

West Michigan relief pitcher Toller Boardman allowed a run over the final two innings to sew up the victory.

Arvicent Perez tallied two hits for the Whitecaps to record his fourth straight multi-hit game.

West Michigan improved its record to 15-17 in the second half of the season and 54-45 overall. Lake County fell to 14-20 in the second half and 54-50 overall.

The Whitecaps will continue their eight-game home stand with a 1 p.m. game against Lake County on Sunday.