In the first inning, Ulrich Bojarski gave the Whitecaps a 1-0 lead when he scored Wenceel Perez on a sacrifice fly. Later in the inning, Dayton Dugas doubled home Andre Lipcius to make the score 2-0 in favor of West Michigan.
South Bend responded with one run in the second inning and one run in the fourth inning to tie the game at 2-2.
In the eighth inning, South Bend scored two runs to make the score 4-2 which was ultimately the final score.
Dugas and Bojarski each had two hits and one RBI to lead the Whitecaps offensive attack.
Starter Wilkel Hernandez took a no-decision, allowing two earned runs on three hits and striking out six over five innings.
With the loss, the Whitecaps fall to 27-55 overall on the season and 6-7 in the second half, four games behind Bowling Green for first place in the Midwest League Eastern Division second half standings.
The Whitecaps will return home on Thursday to host South Bend with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.