COMSTOCK PARK – The West Michigan Whitecaps struggled to get their offense firing on Tuesday and dropped a 5-0 decision to the Dayton Dragons at LMCU Ballpark,

It was the Whitecaps’ first home loss of the season.

After a pair of scoreless frames, Dayton finally plated its first runs in the third when Edwin Arroyo roped a run-scoring single to help the Dragons take a 1-0 lead. Later in the frame, Austin Callahan delivered his second hit of the year in the form of a two-run single to extend the edge to 3-0.

The score remained the same until a Whitecaps’ error led to two more Dragon runs.

The Whitecaps fall a half-game out of first place behind Lansing at 6-4, while the Dragons improve to 4-6.

Dayton starting pitcher Hunter Parks (1-1) tossed five scoreless frames to earn his first win, while West Michigan hurler Wilkel Hernandez (0-1) failed to finish the third inning despite striking out five.

West Michigan’s lineup featured a former major leaguer on a rehab assignment in Steele Walker, who played five games for the Texas Rangers last season. Walker went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before exiting the game in the sixth.


The Whitecaps continue this six-game series at LMCU Ballpark against the Dayton Dragons with a Wednesday matinee game at 12:05 pm.

Lefty Carlos Pena makes a start for the ‘Caps against Dragons righty Carson Rudd. 

Broadcast coverage with Dan Hasty and Nate Wangler begins on the Whitecaps Baseball Network at 11:50 am. Get your tickets for all 2023 home games now at www.whitecapsbaseball.com