'Caps Sneak Past Lugnuts, 5-4June 25, 2007 - Midwest League (MWL) Lansing Lugnuts
Lansing jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the second inning. The Lugnuts were able to load the bases with two men out for Jonathan Diaz, who's single into center plated Brian Pettway and Matt Lane to make it 2-0.
However the lead would not last long as the Whitecaps' Brennan Boesch ad Jeramy Laster led the bottom half of the inning off with back-to-back homers to tie the game at 2-2.
West Michigan would take the lead later in the same inning on an Audy Ciriaco sacrifice fly.
The Whitecaps added two runs that turned out to be crucial in the fourth. James Skelton smacked an RBI double into right-center field that plated Laster to push the lead to 4-2. Skelton would later come home on a Scott Sizemore sacrifice fly.
Those runs were important because Lansing out two runs on the board in the eighth inning when Travis Snider crushed a home run to center field to make it a 5-4 game. The homer snapped an 0-for-12 skid for Snider. Howver that would be as close as Lansing could get in the game.
Jonah Nickerson (5-6) got the win for the Whitecaps, as he tossed six innings and allowed just two runs on six hits.
Nate Starner (5-7) took the loss, surrendering five runs on eight hits in four innings of work.
Brett Jensen picked up his 14th save of the season.
Lansing (37-37, 2-3) and West Michigan (43-32, 5-0) will continue the series with a matinee affair on Tuesday afternoon. Graham Godfrey (4-2, 4.25) will make the start for the Lugnuts. He will be opposed by the Whitecaps' Duane Below (7-2, 3.40). First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.
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