Whitecaps fall behind early, comeback effort falls short in series opener

LocalSportsJournal.com

The West Michigan Whitecaps fell 3-2 on Tuesday night in the first game of a three game home series against Dayton.

Dayton scored one run in the first inning and two runs in the second inning to jump out to a 3-0 lead over the Whitecaps on Tuesday.

In the sixth inning, Avery Tuck singled home Jose King to cut the Whitecaps deficit to 3-1.

In the eighth inning, Tuck once again singled, this time scoring Hector Martinez, making the Whitecaps deficit 3-2 which was ultimately the final score.

King, Tuck and Sam McMillan all had two hits to lead the Whitecaps offense while starting pitcher Adam Wolf took the loss, allowing three runs on eight hits and striking out five over 4 and 2/3 innings.

The Whitecaps are now 20-38 overall on the season and 16.5 games behind Great Lakes for first place in the Midwest League Eastern Division standings.

On Wednesday, the Whitecaps and Dayton will continue their series with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

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