Captains capped by the Whitecaps for fifth straight loss
EASTLAKE - The Captains fell to the Whitecaps 6-1 on Saturday evening bringing their record to 15-30. The 22-24 Whitecaps dominated the ballgame early, scoring four runs in just the first three innings.
The Whitecaps started out strong, scoring one run in the first inning. Third baseman Jared Reaves walked, second basemanDevon Travis singled, and then a wild pitch from right handerRobbie Aviles moved up Reaves and Travis. Reaves scored when first baseman Jeff Holm grounded out.
The second inning was slightly easier for the Whitecaps as catcherAdolfo Reina hit a home run to left center field.
After the Whitecaps scored two runs in the third inning to move ahead 4-0, the Captains got a run back in the bottom of the third inning. Right fielder Anthony Santander helped put the Captains on the board with a single towards center field. Center fielderLeVon Washington tripled along the first baseline to bring Santander home, but the Captains couldn’t capitalize on anything else in the inning.
After the Captains last game in Lansing with six errors, the Captains defense was at it again early on Saturday with two errors within the first three innings.
The fourth, fifth and sixth innings cruised by and the score remained 4-1 going into the seventh. The seventh inning brought out some more spark from the Whitecaps who brought in their fifth run from a double from Reaves. They continued on and brought in their sixth run on an out at first from Travis. The Captains couldn’t answer from there as they went down quietly at the plate in each of the last three innings.
“I wasn’t very pleased with our effort,” manager Scooter Tucker said. “We got behind early, and didn’t score enough to come back. It was just the whole way we went about our business.”
Ten hits for the Whitecaps and five for the Captains brought the nights total to 15, along with two errors from the Captains. The loss extended the Captains losing streak to five games.
The Captains continue their series against the Whitecaps on Sunday at 1:30pm in Classic Park.