Captains pounded by Whitecaps 7-1
(COMSTOCK PARK, MI) - The Lake County Captains (19-23) will have to fight to avoid a sweep on Sunday after they fell for the second straight night to the West Michigan Whitecaps (22-19) on Saturday at Fifth Third Ballpark. West Michigan starter Jose Vasquez turned in a strong Midwest League debut and the Whitecaps' offense tallied double digit hits for the second game in a row to beat Lake County, 7-1.
Vasquez (1-0) held the Captains' bats relatively quiet en route to a victory in his first start of the season. The right-hander pitched five innings and allowed one run on six hits. His only blemish came in the third when Ernie Clement and Austen Wade hit back-to-back one-out singles and Nolan Jones followed with a single of his own to drive home Clement. Click here for the whole story
Cavaliers blow out Celtics 116-86, trail series 2-1
BY STONE LEXINGTON
CAVALIERS BEAT WRITER
(CLEVELAND, OH) - When LeBron James and his teammates arrived at Quicken Loans Arena for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference Finals matchup with the Boston Celtics on Saturday night, they knew their backs were against a giant green wall. James’ Cleveland Cavaliers were demolished by the Celtics in Game 1 and Game 2 of the series, and a third straight loss would all but put the series to bed. Click here for the whole story
Indians Special Assistant Dave Wallace balances love of baseball and family
BY TIM SHIRER
CAPTAINS BEAT WRITER
(EASTLAKE, OH) - Recently prior to a Lake County Captains game at Classic Park I sat down and talked with former Captains manager (2012) and current Cleveland Indians Special Assistant Dave Wallace.
When you talk with Wallace it becomes apparent, very quickly where his priorities are. For Wallace family is and always will be first.
Wallace signed with the Indians as a non-drafted free agent out of Vanderbilt in 2001 and played in the Indians organization from 2002 to 2007. Wallace served as an assistant to the Indians coaching staff in 2009, 10. Wallace then became a manger in the Indians minor league system from 2011 to 2016 when he stepped down from his job as manager of the Akron RubberDucks. Click here for the whole story