The West Michigan Whitecaps jumped out to an early lead on Thursday night and never surrendered it, winning 5-1 over host Kane County to capture their fourth victory in five games.LSJ Logo incert

The Whitecaps scored two runs in the first inning when Rashad Brown scored on a Brett Pirtle sacrifice fly and Will Maddox scored on a Jose Azocar RBI single.whitecaps logo not for feature art

Kane County scored its lone run in the bottom of the fourth to make the score 2-1.

West Michigan extended the lead to 3-1 in the fifth when Derek Hill scored on a Maddox sacrifice fly to center field.

The Whitecaps added insurance runs in the seventh and ninth inning before walking off the field victorious for the second time in two days in Kane County.

Brown paced the Whitecap offense with two hits and two runs while Hill, Maddox, and Azocar each added two hits.

Whitecap starting pitcher Eudis Idrogo picked up his second win of the season while pitching five and one third innings, allowing one run on six hits and striking out four.

West Michigan will look to sweep the three game series with Kane County on Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.