Lansing (13-22) scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning to defeat the Captains (12-23) by a final of 7-4. In the fifth inning, all four runs were unearned. The Captains committed three errors in the inning. Lansing batted around, and an RBI single from catcher Aaron Munoz fueled the inning. The score was 7-4 after five innings and that proved to be the final score.
Lansing scored a pair to open the ballgame. Dalton Pompey singled and moved to second on a base hit by Dwight Smith Jr. A double steal put both runners in scoring position and then Lansing manufactured two runs. Carlos Ramirez grounded out to score Pompey and then Balbino Fuenmayor hit a sacrifice fly to center to allow Smith Jr. to score and it was 2-0 Lansing.
Lake County took the lead in the bottom of the first inning. Levon Washington singled and then sole second and third base. With two outs, Nellie Rodriguez walked and both runners scored on a double by Jeremy Lucas. The game was tied at 2-2. Richard Stock, who had three hits and two RBI in the game singled home his first run as Lucas scored from second and the score was 3-2 Captains after one inning.
Lake County increased their lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the third inning. Richard Stock singled home Anthony Santander, who doubled, and the Captains led by a pair. The lead was cut back to one run when the Lugnuts used three two out singles in the bottom of the fourth inning. The third single was an RBI base hit from the shortstop Emilio Guerrero. The score was 4-3. That was the first of two RBI's for Guerrero on the night.
RHP Michael Peoples (1-2) started the game for the Captains. Peoples did not get the decision. Michael worked four innings, allowing seven hits and three earned runs. He walked one and struck out four. It was Peoples first professional start. D.J. Brown (1-1) took the loss. He pitched one inning, and allowed four unearned runs, on three hits. He walked a pair. Jack Wagoner entered in the sixth and pitched two scoreless innings. Felix Sterling pitched the eighth inning for the Captains. Louis Head pitched the ninth inning.
RHP Javier Avendano (3-2) got the win. He pitched five innings and allowed four runs on seven hits. Avendano walked two and struck out five. The Lugnuts bullpen kept the Captains off the board for the remaining four innings.
Wednesday is a special 11 AM start and the Captains will host several local schools who are participating in the Captains Reading Program.
Lake County will start Blake Wood (0-0), who is on a rehab assignment for the Indians. Vinnie Pestano will then relieve him. Pestano is also rehabbing for the Tribe. Jake Sisco (0-2, 2.28) will then enter the game for the Captains. Lansing will counter with LHP Alonzo Gonzalez (2-2, 6.19) on Wednesday morning.