Whitecaps win longest game in franchise history

Whitecaps players celebrate winning a 18 inning game Monday night (Photo courtesy West Michigan Whitecaps; May 5, 2014).
Whitecaps players celebrate winning a 18 inning game Monday night (Photo courtesy West Michigan Whitecaps; May 5, 2014).

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — After 18 innings and five hours, the West Michigan Whitecaps not only won their game, but they made history.

The West Michigan Whitecaps played the longest game in franchise history Monday night.

The score was tied at three after nine innings and the Whitecaps and the Lake County Captains went into extra innings.

In the bottom of the 18th inning, the Captains’ left fielder was called in to pitch. He walked four batters, bringing the Whitecaps’ Willy Adames in to home plate to win the game.

The game ended just after 11:30 p.m.

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