LANSING – The West Michigan Whitecaps were forced to settle for a split of their six-game series against the Lansing Lugnuts on Sunday.

On an afternoon featuring adverse weather and field conditions, the Whitecaps lost 9-2 in seven innings at Jackson Field.  The umpires called the game after seven innings due to poor field conditions.

The final game of this six-game series saw Lansing take a big early lead on a run-scoring double by Daniel Susac.

In the second, starting pitcher Jack O’Loughlin issued a bases-loaded walk to Jack Winkler before surrendering a two-run single to Susac, giving him three RBI.

In the fifth, the ‘Caps plated a run on a Ben Malgeri RBI-triple before a rain delay hit in the sixth inning.

Before the delay, shortstop Danny Serretti blasted a solo home run – his first as a Whitecap – to bring the score to 4-2.

Upon the resumption of play after 80 minutes, a five-run Lugnuts sixth inning put the game away.

Relief pitcher Gabe Sequeira slipped off the pitcher’s mound multiple times before leaving the game with an injury. His replacement Jack Anderson slipped on his first attempt before finishing the frame. The game was then called off.

The Whitecaps are now 6-3

O’ Loughlin (0-2) took his second loss while Lansing pitcher Jack Perkins (2-0) went five innings of one-run baseball to pick up his second win in as many outings.

Outfielder Roberto Campos reached base three times with a double, run scored, and pair of walks in a losing cause.


The Whitecaps begin a six-game series at LMCU Ballpark against the Dayton Dragons beginning Tuesday at 6:35 pm.

Righty Wilkel Hernandez makes a start for the ‘Caps against Dragons righty Hunter Parks. 

Broadcast coverage with Dan Hasty and Jeremy Otto begins on the Whitecaps Baseball Network at 6:20 pm. Get your tickets for all 2023 home games now at www.whitecapsbaseball.com