Whitecaps offense struggles in extra inning loss, lose third straight overall

LocalSportsJournal.com

The West Michigan Whitecaps fell in extra innings on Saturday, 3-1 to Bowling Green, marking the third straight loss for the Whitecaps.

Trailing 1-0 in the eight inning, the Whitecaps tied the game when Brock Deatherage scored on a wild pitch.

The game remained tied at 1-1 until the tenth inning when Bowling Green scratched across two runs, taking a 3-1 lead they wouldn’t surrender.

The Whitecaps were held to only four hits on the evening. Deatherage led the team with two hits while Reynaldo Rivera and Colby Bortles each had a hit.

Starting pitcher Brad Bass allowed one earned run on six hits while striking out seven over seven innings of work.

The Whitecaps are now 41-39 on the season and 5-5 in the second half of the season, three games behind first place Lansing in the Midwest League Eastern Division.

Bowling Green will look to finish the sweep of the Whitecaps when the two teams conclude their four game series at 2:05 p.m. Sunday.

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