The West Michigan Whitecaps lost for the second straight day by one run, falling 4-3 to Dayton at home on Wednesday night.
With the loss, West Michigan drops to 20-39 overall and falls to 17.5 games behind Great Lakes for first place in the Midwest League Eastern Division. Dayton and West Michigan are now tied for last place in the Midwest League Eastern Division.
Trailing 3-0 in the third inning, Christopher Proctor brought home Jose King with a sacrifice fly to cut the Whitecaps deficit to 3-1.
Trailing 4-1 in the seventh inning, Kingston Liniak and King each scored on separate errors to make the score 4-3.
King and Parker Meadows each had two hits to lead the Whitecaps offense while Robbie Welhaf took the loss on the mound, allowing two earned runs on three hits and striking out five over five innings.
Dayton and West Michigan will wrap up their series on Thursday with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.