The West Michigan Whitecaps ended up playing into early the following day due to unforeseen circumstances as they beat the Lake County Captains by a score of 9-2 on Saturday night at Classic Park.
The evening began with a thunderstorm that adversely affected the playing surface, causing a delay of more than two and a half hours and the shortening of the game to just seven innings. The win snapped a five-game losing streak and lasted into the early hours of Sunday morning.
Once the contest started, Daniel Cabrera opened the scoring with an RBI-double to highlight a two-run first inning. In the third, Rey Rivera blasted his second home run in as many games with a three-run blast to extend the lead to 5-0. Daniel Schneemann launched a solo shot to bring the score to 5-1. In the fourth, run-scoring doubles by Bryant Packard and Trei Cruz punctuated a four-run outburst to conclude the ‘Caps scoring in the victory.
Beau Brieske (3-2) collected his third win of the season by tossing 5.2 innings and giving up just one earned run without walking a batter and striking out seven. Captains pitcher Eric Mock (0-2) gave up seven runs in 3.1 frames. The Whitecaps record improves back to the break-even mark at 20-20 as Lake County drops to 22-19. Meadows led the Whitecaps offense by reaching base safely in all four of his plate appearances highlighted by a single and pair of walks.
The Whitecaps and Lake County Captains conclude this six-game series Sunday afternoon as Lake County can sweep this series with a win beginning at 1:30 pm. West Michigan’s starting pitcher is Detroit Tigers top-30 prospect Keider Montero against Captains pitcher Mason Hickman. Broadcast coverage with Dan Hasty begins on the Whitecaps Baseball Network at 1:15 pm. Get your tickets for all 2021 home games now at www.whitecapsbaseball.com.