Lansing Lugnuts win a exciting game in the 12th inning

Walk off home run by Lansing's Kevin Patterson win over the Whitecaps 7-5

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports,   By: Thomas Baird

10th August, 2013     0

The struggling Lansing Lugnuts scored an exciting extra inning victory over in state rival the West Michigan Whitecaps 7-5 in 12 innings.   Kevin Patterson would hit a walk off home run for the Lugnuts in the bottom of the 12 inning.  The Lugnuts were cruising with a 5-0 lead behind starter Daniel Norris before the Whitecaps made things interested by knotting the score 5-5 late in the game. 

Lansing who have been down this season and in the 2nd half with a 18-29 record would play a strong game in front of the sellout crowd of over 11,000 fans at Thomas Cooley Law Stadium on the Fireworks Friday night game.   With only 10 home games remaining Assistant General Manager Nick Brzezinski is looking for a strong finish from the team.   He said "we plan on drawing well for the balance of the season."

West Michigan who haven't had a stellar season to this point either fell behind and were playing catch-up all evening.   The Whitecaps are managed by former MLB star Larry Parrish and their pitching coach in former Detroit Tiger closer Mike Henneman.  The Whitecaps are 23-21 in the 2nd half of the season to date and play their home games at Comstock Park just outside of Grand Rapids.  


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