The West Michigan Whitecaps (21-25) rudely welcomed the Lake County Captains (22-23) to Fifth Third Field for a three game series on Wednesday night, giving the Captains a 16-4 loss. The Captains scored three runs in the first inning to give Felix Sterling (2-3, 4.89 ERA) the early lead. Left fielder Todd Hankins lead off the game with a single to right field and then shortstop Francisco Lindor moved him to third on a single.
The Lake County Captains (21-20) won their three game series with the South Bend Silver Hawks (22-20) with a 4-2 win on Friday night. Elvis Araujo (1-4, 2.40 ERA) pitched six strong innings to earn his first win of the season, only giving up five hits and one earned run. He surrendered one walk and he struck out six batters.
The Mother’s Day crowd of 1,968 people saw a back and forth affair in a 5-3 win by the Lake County Captains over the Great Lakes Loons on Sunday afternoon. Left-hander Elvis Araujo started the game for the Captains and right-hander Jose Dominguez opened for the Loons.
The Lake County Captains opened a seven game homestand with a 4-1 win over the Dayton Dragons on Wednesday night. Starter Joe Colon (3-3, 3.32) pitched eight strong innings, his longest outing of the season. He allowed one run on four hits. He walked three and struck out three batters. The Captains scored first in the second inning. Dragons’ starter Daniel Tuttle allowed a leadoff single to designated hitter Jordan Smith.
The Lake County Captains rallied in the eighth inning to win the final game of the series against the Bowling Green Hot Rods 4-3 on Tuesday afternoon. It was a left-handed starter matchup with Elvis Araujo starting the game for the Captains against Felipe Rivero for the Hot Rods.
The Lake County Captains’ (12-18) offense was held to only two hits on Monday night and the Bowling Green Hot Rods (17-14) got just enough offense of their own to win 4-0. Starter Jake Floethe (4-1, 3.72) allowed only one hit in six innings. Three batters were walked and three fell victim to strikeouts. The Hot Rods took advantage of two errors to take the early 1-0 lead. Second baseman Ryan Brett singled to lead off the game.
The Lake County Captains (12-17) used a five-run fifth inning to defeat the Bowling Green Hot Rods (16-14) 5-0 on Sunday afternoon. Lefthanded starter Shawn Morimando made his 2012 season debut with the Captains. Morimando was selected in the 19th round of the 2011 draft from Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia.
The Lake County Captains (11-17) opened a four game series against the Bowling Green Hot Rods (16-13) and fell in the opener in a pitcher’s duel. Lefthander Ryan Carpenter (4-1, 2.57 ERA) blanked the Captains over six innings, only allowing three hits and one walk. He struck out three.
The Lake County Captains opened a three game series against the Burlington Bees on a cold, cloudy day at Classic Park. They showed the 1,668 fans in attendance a great pitching performance, as Will Roberts led the Captains to a 6-0 victory. Lake County scored the game’s first run in the second inning, off of right hander Jose Macias (1-3, 6.65 ERA). Catcher Alex Lavisky singled to center to lead off.
The Lake County Captains (5-14) attempted a rally in the ninth inning of the series finale but were unable to score the go-ahead run against the Kane County Cougars (10-9) and fell 6-5. Kane County drew first blood with two outs in the third inning off of Captains’ starter Joe Colon (1-2, 4.26 ERA). Third baseman Michael Antonio reached on a single and then stole second and advanced to third on an error by catcher Alex Monsalve. Right fielder Jorge Bonifacio doubled home Antonio, and then center fielder Lane Adams singled to center to score Bonifacio. The Cougars led 2-0 after three innings.
The Lake County Captains (5-13) engaged in a late inning slugfest with the Kane County Cougars (9-9) and defeated the Cougars 11-8 on Monday afternoon. Captains’ starter Will Roberts and Cougars’ starter Kellen Moen continued the pitcher’s duel from Sunday with two and a half perfect innings to start the ballgame. Kane County capitalized on some fielding mistakes to take an early lead in the third.
GENEVA, IL- The Lake County Captains (4-13) opened a three game series at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark and fell victim to a 1-0 loss to the Kane County Cougars (9-8) on Sunday. The Captains started left-hander Elvis Araujo to face the Cougars. He allowed a single in the first inning to second baseman Daniel Mateo but was able to get an inning ending double play off the bat of third baseman Michael Antonio.
The Captains’ bullpen struggles continued on Saturday night as the Captains (4-12) dropped the rubber match 8-5 to the LumberKings (5-11). The LumberKings started the game with two runs in the first inning off of Captains starter Felix Sterling. Centerfielder Jamal Austin led off the game with a single and then stole second. Designated hitter Jabari Blash took a one out walk and then first baseman Ramon Morla singled to load the bases.
The Lake County Captains lost their seventh consecutive ballgame with a 7-2 loss to the Bowling Green Hot Rods on Monday night in front of 1,212 fans at Classic Park. West Michigan scored two runs off of Captains starter Felix Sterling in the first inning. Shortstop Eugenio Suarez coaxed a one out walk and then designated hitter Dean Green hit a two run home run to deep center field, his third of the season.
The Lake County Captains fell behind early against the Bowling Green Hot Rods and lost their fifth game in a row with an 8-4 loss at Classic Park in front of 2,172 fans. The Captains drew first blood off of left-handed starter Ryan Carpenter. Centerfielder Luigi Rodriguez led off the inning with a double to left field and then shortstop Francisco Lindor scored Rodriguez with an RBI single to right field.
The Lake County Captains opened the 2012 home schedule with their third consecutive loss in front of 4,388 fans at Classic Park, losing 5-2 to the Bowling Green Hot Rods. The Hot Rods jumped out to an early lead against lefthander Elvis Araujo when designated hitter Jeff Malm hit a solo homerun to right field, his first of the year.
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