Category Archives: West Michigan Whitecaps

Former Lugnuts Nolin, Pillar star in Bisons’ win

Day 10 of my Cooperstown road trip brought me to Buffalo, N.Y., where I attended a game at Coca-Cola Field for the first time. Because the Buffalo Bisons are the Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, I knew I … Continue reading

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Midwest League news and notes for Monday, July 28

My drive home from Cooperstown began today, and I’m tired after a long day, but because I’m dedicated to bringing you the latest Midwest League news — even when I’m on vacation — here are links to some MWL stories of note from … Continue reading

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Day 5 of road trip includes look at former Whitecaps

Day 5 of my Cooperstown road trip included a baseball doubleheader — a matinee game at Classic Park, home of the Lake County Captains, and a night game at Jerry Uht Park, home of the Erie SeaWolves. The latter game … Continue reading

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Pedroza’s 4 RBI not enough for Peoria vs. South Bend

The second day of my road trip to Cooperstown included a Midwest League matinee at South Bend’s Four Winds Field. Peoria’s Richy Pedroza drove in four runs, but they weren’t enough as the Chiefs fell 5-4 to the Silver Hawks. Two of his … Continue reading

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Powell leads race for MWL batting crown

Beloit Snappers OF Herschel “Boog” Powell leads the Midwest League with a .335 batting average (84-for-251) heading into Sunday’s game action. West Michigan Whitecaps OF Wynton Bernard is in second place with a .330 batting average (86-for-261). Bowling Green Hot … Continue reading

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West nearly no-hits East in 7-0 All-Star Game win

The Western Division’s pitching staff almost completely silenced the Eastern Division’s bats, carrying a no-hitter into the 8th inning of the West’s 7-0 win over the East in Tuesday’s Midwest League All-Star Game. Seven Western Division hurlers each pitched a … Continue reading

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Crawford, Finnegan named All-Star Game starting pitchers

West Michigan Whitecaps RHP Jonathon Crawford and Beloit Snappers RHP Kyle Finnegan have been named the Midwest League All-Star Game starting pitchers for the Eastern Division and the Western Division, respectively. Crawford is 3-2 with a 2.58 ERA and 48 … Continue reading

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Bees, Whitecaps clinch playoff berths

The Burlington Bees and the West Michigan Whitecaps clinched the two remaining playoff berths from the first half of the Midwest League season Friday. The Burlington Bees clinched the Western Division wild card with their 6-5 win over the Cedar … Continue reading

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First-half playoff teams to be decided this weekend

The last series before the Midwest League All-Star Game begin today, which means the first-half playoff teams will be decided by the end of the weekend. Here’s the playoff picture as it is Friday morning: The Kane County Cougars clinched … Continue reading

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