Whitecaps wipe out Captains 16-8
BY TIM SHIRER
CAPTAINS BEAT WRITER
(EASTLAKE, OH) - The Lake County Captains and West Michigan Whitecaps played game three of their six game series. Game one was a relatively high scoring affair that the Captains won 7-6, game two was a one-sided affair that West Michigan came out on top 8-0. Thursday night both teams brought their bats, and the result was a twenty-four run 16-8 Whitecaps win.
The Whitecaps took and early 2-0 lead in the first inning and continued to roll from there. The Captains tied the game 2-2 in the third inning, and it was all downhill from there as the Whitecaps scored at least one run in the next five innings, including five in the fifth inning and six in the eighth inning.
The Captains did pull to within 10-8 with a four run seventh inning. The inning began with Macael Ramirez drawing a base on balls. Korey Holland then flew out and the Whitecaps made a pitching change. Gabriel Sequeira entered the game on the mound replacing Hendry Nunez. Petey Halpin greeted Sequeira with a single moving Ramirez to second. After Joe Naranjo popped out Jhonkensy Noel singled scoring Ramirez and moving Halpin to third base. Sequeira then uncorked a wild pitch scoring Halpin and moving Noel to second base. Then Sequeira proceeded to walk Raynel Delgado and Christian Cairo loading the bases for Angel Martinez who belted a single to center field scoring Noel and Delgado with the Captains final two runs of the game closing the Whitecaps lead to 10-8. Unfortunately, the bottom fell out of the Captains bullpen in the eighth inning when they allowed six runs.
Dylan Smith picked up the win for the Whitecaps. Smith started for West Michigan and went five innings allowing four runs all earned on six hits. He also issued one base on balls and struck out three. With the win Smith improves to 5-3 with a 3.07 ERA. Mason Hickman started and took the loos for the Captains. Hickman went three and one third innings allowing three runs, all earned on eight hits. He also issued two base on balls and struck out five. With the loss he falls to 1-4 with a 5.96 ERA.
The series will continue with game five on Friday night at 7 pm. Ty Madden will be on the mound for the Whitecaps. Madden, righthander is 2-4 with a 4.46 ERA. Gavin Williams will be on the mound for Lake County. Williams, the Indians number 1 pick in 2021. He is a righthander and left his last start after being hit on his non-pitching wrist with a ground ball. His record is 2-1 with a 1.40 ERA.
POSTED 05/31/2022 23:39