West Michigan Whitecaps are Midwest League champions

Posted at 10:54 PM, Sep 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-21 22:54:45-04

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The West Michigan Whitecaps are Midwest League champions after defeating the Cedar Rapids Kernels 3-2 in Game 5 on Monday night.

The Whitecaps scored 3 runs in the fifth inning and held onto that lead to clinch their sixth Midwest League title.

The Whitecaps forced a decisive Game 5 by winning Game 4 Sunday night.  West Michigan was 4-0 when facing elimination in the 2015 Midwest League playoffs.

Ross Seaton was the winning pitcher for the Whitecaps, pitching 6-2/3 innings, striking out seven.  Joe Jimenez finished a scoreless ninth inning for the save.