Whitecaps have winning record after second consecutive road victory over Lansing

LocalSportsJournal.com

The West Michigan Whitecaps are over .500 for the first time in the 2019 season after a 6-4 victory over Lansing on Wednesday night.

The Whitecaps offense exploded for five runs in the second inning, started by a solo home run by Ulrich Bojarski.

Later in the inning Jeremiah Burks doubled home Avery Tuck and Sam McMillan before Nick Ames doubled home Burks and John Valente, making the score 5-0.

In the fourth, Valente hit an RBI groundout to score Burks and increase the Whitecaps lead to 6-0.

Lansing scored on run in the fourth, seventh, eighth and ninth innings but were unable to fully comeback, giving the Whitecaps a 6-4 victory.

Burks led the Whitecap offense with three hit and two RBIs while Ames added two hits and two RBIs of his own.

Starting pitcher Adam Wolf picked up his first win of the season, allowing just three hits and one run while striking out six in six innings of work.

Drew Crosby picked up his first save of the year, allowing one run on two hits in the ninth inning while also striking out and walking one batter.

The Whitecaps are now 4-3 on the season and one game behind Fort Wayne and Lake County for first place in the Midwest League Eastern Division.

On Thursday the Whitecaps will close out their series at Lansing with first pitch scheduled for 1:05 p.m.

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