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MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF 2020 BASEBALL SEASON

July 1, 2020

Comstock Park, Michigan - - July 1, 2020 - - Major League Baseball (MLB), in collaboration with Minor League Baseball (MiLB) announced on Tuesday the cancellation of the 2020 Minor League baseball season. The West Michigan Whitecaps were originally scheduled to play 70 home games at Fifth Third Ballpark. The

Whitecaps 2020 Promotional Schedule Announced

February 14, 2020

The West Michigan Whitecaps have unveiled their promotional schedule for the 2020 season at Fifth Third Ballpark. Returning promotions include fan favorites such as Star Wars Night on May 30th, Princess Night on June 12th, Nick Jr. Night featuring PAW Patrol on July 10th, and the return of the popular

WEST MICHIGAN WHITECAPS ANNOUNCE 2020 FAN FOOD VOTE FOR FOOD OF THE DECADE!

February 6, 2020

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - - February 5th, 2020- - For a decade, West Michigan Whitecaps fans have been helping to determine some of the Whitecaps menu items. Fans and foodies have submitted their food ideas and the public voted to determine the winner. Today, the Whitecaps announced a new search!

Brayan Peña Named Whitecaps Manager

November 12, 2019

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Former Detroit Tigers catcher Brayan Peña has been named the 14th manager in West Michigan Whitecaps history, in a move announced in conjunction with the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday.Peña arrives in West Michigan after spending last season with the Connecticut Tigers in his second professional season

Dragons Burn 'Caps in Season Finale

September 2, 2019

DAYTON, OH - The West Michigan Whitecaps were denied a season-best four-game winning streak as part of a 5-4 walk-off loss to the Dayton Dragons in front of 8,170 fans Monday afternoon at Fifth Third Field. On a sunny Labor Day afternoon, Ernesto Liberatore's game-winning RBI-single in the ninth helped

Pitching Propels 'Caps to Third Straight Win

September 1, 2019

DAYTON, OH - The West Michigan Whitecaps notched their third-straight road victory in defeating the Dayton Dragons by a score of 2-0 Sunday afternoon in front of 9,387 fans at Fifth Third Field.The victory was punctuated by a terrific performance by the pitching staff and starter Robbie Welhaf, who tossed

Greene Sparks Whitecaps Rally in 5-4 Win

August 31, 2019

DAYTON. OH - A five-run sixth inning propelled the West Michigan Whitecaps to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Dayton Dragons Saturday night in front of 9,189 fans at Fifth Third Field.The victory marks the second straight day in which West Michigan completed a one-run win. The 'Caps have won

'Caps Knock 'Nuts Out of Playoff Chase

August 31, 2019

LANSING, MI - The West Michigan Whitecaps avoided a crushing loss by scoring two runs in the tenth as part of a 6-5 victory over the Lansing Lugnuts in ten innings Friday night at Cooley Law School Stadium.The Whitecaps allowed a 4-1 lead to slip away in the final two

'Caps Lose Middle Game of Series

August 29, 2019

LANSING, MI - The West Michigan Whitecaps gave up four home runs in the first five innings in a 7-3 loss to the Lansing Lugnuts Thursday night at Cooley Law School Stadium.The four home runs tied a franchise record for homers in a single game, with the last instance coming

'Caps Lose Series Opener

August 28, 2019

LANSING, MI - The West Michigan Whitecaps got behind early, rallied but couldn't hold their lead as part of an 8-6 loss to the Lansing Lugnuts Wednesday night at Cooley Law School Stadium.The loss marks the third straight for West Michigan in a game in which they led 3-2 before

Whitecaps Blanked in 2019 Home Finale

August 28, 2019

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Robert Klinchock provided six impressive innings on the mound, but the West Michigan Whitecaps offense found no traction in a 1-0 shutout at the hands of the Fort Wayne TinCaps in front of a home finale crowd of 8,377 Tuesday night at Fifth Third Ballpark.Klinchock, who

'Caps Throw One Away in 6-4 Loss

August 27, 2019

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Three errors in the seventh inning by the West Michigan Whitecaps defense led to a big inning for the Fort Wayne TinCaps and a 6-4 loss on a rain-filled night Monday night at Fifth Third Ballpark.With a 3-0 edge in the seventh, West Michigan gave up

Hot Streak Continues in 4-2 Win

August 25, 2019

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - The West Michigan Whitecaps enjoyed an outstanding pitching performance in a 4-2 victory over the Fort Wayne TinCaps with 8,640 fans in attendance Sunday afternoon at Fifth Third Ballpark. Reliever-turned-starter Sandel De La Cruz cruised through the TinCaps lineup allowing only two runs while striking out

'Caps Win 7th of Last 10

August 25, 2019

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - The West Michigan Whitecaps enjoyed an outstanding pitching performance in defeating the Fort Wayne TinCaps 3-0 in front of 9,355 fans Saturday night at Fifth Third Ballpark.Whitecaps starter Wilkel Hernandez enjoyed one of his best starts of 2019 tossing six innings of one-hit shutout baseball with

"Big Tuna" Pranks Loons in 'Office Night' Win

August 23, 2019

MIDLAND, MI - Pitcher Brad Bass' seven scoreless innings helped the West Michigan Whitecaps enjoy a 1-0 victory over the Great Lakes Loons Friday night at Dow Diamond.Bass (5-4), who goes by the nickname 'Big Tuna,' from the television series The Office, dominated his competition like Jim Halpert in a

Whitecaps Whiff in Thursday Loss

August 23, 2019

MIDLAND, MI - For the second straight night, the West Michigan Whitecaps found themselves trailing by four runs, but this time failed to recover in a 7-2 loss to the Great Lakes Loons Thursday night at Dow Diamond.The Whitecaps struck out a season-high 16 times in the defeat, breaking their

Six-Run Fifth Sparks 'Caps Rally

August 22, 2019

MIDLAND, MI - The West Michigan Whitecaps fell behind in the opening inning but recovered in a 7-6 win over the Great Lakes Loons Wednesday night at Dow Diamond.The Whitecaps bullpen proved spectacular with five innings of one-run baseball with eight strikeouts to keep the Loons at bay while West

Whitecaps Drop Homestand Finale

August 21, 2019

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - The West Michigan Whitecaps failed to capitalize on an outstanding pitching performance as their offense faltered in a 3-0 loss to the Lake County Captains Tuesday night in front of 6,257 fans at Fifth Third Ballpark.Robbie Welhaf gave his team a tremendous start, tying a career-best

'Caps "Cruz" to Victory

August 20, 2019

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - The West Michigan Whitecaps rallied behind a strong spot-start from Sandel De La Cruz and cruised to a 3-2 victory over the Lake County Captains in front of 5,440 fans Monday night at Fifth Third Ballpark.Making just his third start of the season, De La Cruz

Wilkel Quells Captains in 4-2 Win

August 18, 2019

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Pitcher Wilkel Hernandez rebounded from a tough start in his last outing and gave the West Michigan Whitecaps an impressive six innings of work as the West Michigan Whitecaps defeated the Lake County Captains 4-2 on Sunday afternoon in front of 7,096 at Fifth Third Ballpark.Hernandez

Whitecaps Walk Away in Defeat

August 18, 2019

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - Despite outhitting the Lake County Captains, the West Michigan Whitecaps pitching staff relinquished eight walks in a 6-3 loss on Saturday night in front of a 2019 season-high of 9,361 fans at Fifth Third Ballpark.The walk issues for 'Caps pitching culminated in the fifth inning when

'Caps Bats Scare off Loons

August 17, 2019

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - The West Michigan Whitecaps scored early and added some insurance runs late to defeat the Great Lakes Loons 6-3 in front of 6,840 fans at Fifth Third Ballpark on Friday night.The Whitecaps collected three runs in the first inning to take an early lead then added

Wolf Wills Whitecaps Win

August 15, 2019

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - A dominant pitching performance helped propel the West Michigan Whitecaps to a 5-1 victory over the Great Lakes Loons Thursday night in front of 8,395 people at Fifth Third Ballpark.Adam Wolf, the Detroit Tigers fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft, had one of his best outings

Whitecaps Wither in Extras

August 15, 2019

COMSTOCK PARK, MI - After taking the lead to the late stages, the West Michigan Whitecaps failed to hold off a scrappy Great Lakes Loons team and fell 4-3 in extra innings Wednesday in front of 7,488 fans at Fifth Third Ballpark.After the Whitecaps held a 2-0 lead after six

'Caps Score Six in 13-6 Loss

August 12, 2019

EASTLAKE, OH - Dayton Dugas launched a two-run home run as West Michigan Whitecaps pitchers gave up 13 runs as part of a 13-6 loss to the Lake County Captains Monday night at Classic Park.Dugas, who last homered in a game July 10 on a grand slam against Quad Cities,