On Sunday, the Whitecaps fell behind early when South Bend scored two runs in the top of the first inning.
In the sixth inning, West Michigan tied the game at 2-2 when Vinny Esposito and Wenceel Perez scored on a fielders choice and error by South Bend. Later in the inning, Christopher Proctor scored on a fielders choice to give the Whitecaps a 3-2 lead.
The Whitecap lead didn’t last long as South Bend scored two runs of their own in the top of the seventh to take a 4-3 lead.
Esposito led the Whitecaps with two hits on the day while Ulrich Bojarski had the lone RBI for West Michigan.
Ulrich Bojarski will take part in the Midwest League All-Star game at South Bend on Tuesday while the Whitecaps will start the second half of their season at Lake County on Thursday night.