Thad Weber went seven innings, giving up one earned run on six hits and a walk with five strikeouts.and a homer allowed. Scott Sizemore was 3-for-5 and a triple short of the cycle while Andy Dirks was 3-for-5 with a double.
Brooks Brown went six scoreless innings, giving up a mere two hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Brandon Douglas was 3-for-4.
Lakeland lost their season finale, and it was Luke Sorensen that got the loss after giving up three runs (two earned) in six innings on eight hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Four Flyingreached base.
Congratulations to the Whitecaps for making it into the Midwestern League playoffs! Jared Wesson gave up four runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Both Cory Jones and Clay Jones were 3-for-5.
West Michigan joins fellow Michigan-based team Great Lakes in the playoffs. The 'Caps will meet Lake County (Ill.) in a best-of-three series beginning Wednesday. That same day, the Loons will meet Fort Wayne.
This game was a must-win for the C-Tigers. And they lost not only the game, but their playoff hopes. Clemente Mendoza got shelled in 1.2 innings, and Wilsen Palacios went 6.1 innings, giving up a hit while striking out six. Ryan Enos was 5-for-7 while James Robbins was 3-for-6 with a double.
LJ Gagnier went 6 innings, surrendering an earned run on five hits, three walks and a homer while striking out seven. Mike Bertram was 3-4 and a homer short of the cycle while Andy Dirks was 3-4 and a triple short of the cycle.
Adam Wilk gave up two earned runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 7.2 innings. John Murrian was 1-for-3 with a homer.
Jeff Barfield pitched 6 scoreless innings, giving up three hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Gustavo Nunez was 1-for-3 with a stolen base.
Trevor Feeney surrendered three earned runs in five innings on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts. Alexis Espinosa was 3-for-3 with a double, triple and homer (and a single shy of the cycle).
Brennan Smith gave up two earned runs in 4.2 innings on four hits and five walks with four strikeouts and a homer. PJ Polk was 2-for-4.
Andy Oliver gave up three runs in six innings, on four hits, five walks and a homer with only four strikeouts. Scott Sizemore was 2-for-3 with a triple and two walks while Andy Dirks was 3-for-4 with a double.
Duane Below went 6.1 innings, giving up an earned run on a walk and two hits with four strikeouts. Brandon Douglas was 0-1 with four walks.
Luke Putkonen went 8.2 innings, giving up two earned runs on three hits (one a homer) and four strikeouts. Bryan Holaday was 3-4 with a double and a walk.
Luis Angel Sanz went 5.1 innings, giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits and three walks with a homer and four strikeouts. Jamie Johnson was 2-for-4 with a triple and a walk.
Josue Carreno went three innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk with two strikeouts. Ryan Enos was 2-for-4 with a double and a homer.