COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. -- Brad Bass tossed seven shutout innings, striking out seven, as the Whitecaps topped the Loons 6-0 in Game 1 of their best-of-three series Wednesday night at Fifth Third Ballpark.
Catcher Chris Proctor delivered a three-run double in the in the bottom of the sixth inning. Brady Plicelli was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored.
West Michigan can sweep the series with a win Thursday night in Midland. A Loons win would force a decisive Game 3 Friday night, also in Midland.