APPLETON, WI - Saturday's scheduled ballgame between the West Michigan Whitecaps and Wisconsin Timber Rattlers has been postponed due to significant thunderstorms causing power outage in the Appleton area.
Early Saturday afternoon, a thunderstorm featuring a tornado warning ripped through Outagamie County, causing minor damage throughout the local area and causing Fox Cities Stadium and its surroundings to lose power.
The first game of this three-game set is scheduled to be made up as part of a Sunday doubleheader beginning at 2:05 pm. Both games will last seven innings in duration, with a 30-minute break in-between contests. The postponement marks the eighth time this season that the Whitecaps have not played on an intended gameday, as second time due to a power outage.
The Whitecaps begin this three-game series against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers for a Sunday doubleheader beginning at 2:05 pm. Gio Arriera and Hugh Smith start on the mound for West Michigan against Timber Rattlers lefty Scotty Sunitsch and right-hander Adam Hill. Broadcast coverage with Dan Hasty begins on the Whitecaps Baseball Network at 1:55 pm. Tickets are available for any Whitecaps 2019 home contest by calling the Whitecaps front office at 616-784-4131 or by visiting www.whitecapsbaseball.com.
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