COMSTOCK PARK, MI – One big swing and some help from mother nature forced the game to stop in the top of the sixth inning as the Lake County Captains took a 5-2 lead over the Beer City Bung Hammers Saturday night at LMCU Ballpark.
The Captains compiled six extra-base hits, including a three-run home run from Connor Kokx – which became the go-ahead swing, as rain halted the game in the top of the sixth.
Beer City struck in the first inning as Jake Holton pounded a solo home run off the old school scoreboard, taking the 1-0 advantage. Lake County responded in the second, as Aaron Bracho smoked an RBI double to level the game at 1-1. Austin Murr pushed the ‘Caps back in front in the following inning, plating Carlos Irigoyen on a single to capture the 2-1 lead. Korey Holland roped an RBI triple to level the game in the fifth inning, 2-2. In the top of the sixth, Connor Kokx blasted a three-run home run with two outs before rain and lightning forced the game to be halted.
The completion of the suspended game will begin tomorrow at 1 pm before a full nine-inning contest to finish the series 30 minutes after the conclusion of the resumption.
The Bung Hammers finish Saturday’s ballgame before closing this six-game series against the Lake County Captains from LMCU Ballpark beginning on Sunday at 1:00 pm. Detroit Tigers Top-30 Prospect Dylan Smith gets the start for West Michigan against Lake County righty Aaron Davenport for the originally scheduled game. Broadcast coverage with Dan Hasty and Nate Wangler starts on the Whitecaps Baseball Network just before the first pitch at 1:00 pm. Get your tickets for all 2022 home games now at www.whitecapsbaseball.com.
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