West Michigan Whitecaps Weekly Wrap-Up (6/22-6/27): Eric De La Rosa hits for cycle with walk-off home run

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The West Michigan Whitecaps went 2-3 over the last week in a home series against Dayton.

The Whitecaps lost 2-0 and 4-1 to open the series before winning 2-1 and 12-10. In the series finale, the Whitecaps fell 5-3.

The highlight of the week was Eric De La Rosa who hit for the cycle in a game that started on Friday night as the second game of a doubleheader. The game was suspended and completed on Sunday.

De La Rosa capped off the cycle with a two run, game-winning home run to left field. The walk-off home run was the Whitecaps first since 2013.

In total, De La Rosa and Trei Cruz each led the Whitecaps with five hits on the week while Parker Meadows, Daniel Cabrera, Bryant Packard, Jose King and Wenceel Perez each had three hits on the week.

Beau Brieske was the standout starting pitcher for the Whitecaps, picking up a win while tossing 5 and 2/3 innings and allowing just one run on three hits. Brieske also struck out seven batters while picking up his fourth win of the season.

The Whitecaps are now 22-24 overall on the season and are in fourth place of the High A Central Eastern Division. West Michigan is four and a half games behind Dayton for first place.

On Tuesday, the Whitecaps will open up at six game series at Peoria with first pitch scheduled for 7:35 p.m.

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