Whitecaps blow ninth inning lead, fall 3-2 at home to Lake County

LocalSportsJournal.com

The West Michigan Whitecaps blew a late 2-0 lead on Saturday, ultimately falling 3-2 at home to Lake County.

In the third inning, Nick Ames brought home Parker Meadows on a RBI ground out to give the Whitecaps a 1-0 lead.

Later in the inning, Sam McMillan hit a RBI single to left field to score Ulrich Bojarski, giving West Michigan a 2-0 lead.

That 2-0 lead held until the ninth inning when Lake County scored three runs, which gave Lake County a 3-2 lead it wouldn’t surrender.

Wenceel Perez led the Whitecaps with two hits on the day while McMllan had one hit and a RBI.

Whitecaps starting pitcher Carlos Guzman took a no-decision, striking out nine and walking four while surrendering no hits over five innings.

With the loss, the Whitecaps fall to 9-12 overall and four and a half games behind Lake County for first place in the Midwest League Eastern Division standings.

The Whitecaps and Lake County will wrap up their four-game series with first pitch scheduled for 2 p.m. at Fifth Third Ballpark on Sunday.

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