Mud Hens & Whitecaps & Championships

The West Michigan Whitecaps captured teh Midwest League Championship tonight with an 8-4 win over Kane County. Wil Rhymes led the charge tonight with a 4 hit effort. Cameron Maybin added a double and a single while Matt Joyce homered. Erik Averill pitched 6 shutout innings allowing only 5 hits. Congratulations Whitecaps!

Meanwhile, the Toledo Mud Hens will be trying for their 2nd consecutive International League Championship on Saturday night. It was made possible after a 6-0 win over Rochester forced a 5th and deciding game. Brian Boehringer was throwing a shutout before being ejected in the 6th inning. Preston Larrison, Bobby Seay, and Lee Gardner combined to preserve a scoreless effort. Dustin Mohr, David Espinosa, Jack Hannahan, and Mike Hessman all belted homers for the Mud Hens. Saturday night’s game will be played at 7:00pm in Toledo.