West Michigan Whitecaps win league title

Whitecaps capture another crown

Midwest League champions once again:

After taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five Midwest League Championship series the Whitecaps were taken to a fifth and deciding game Saturday night by the Beloit Snappers.

And the best team during the season proved they were the best team in the playoffs, capturing their fifth MWL Champion in the franchise’s 14th season with an 11-5 victory over the Snappers, winning the best-of-five series, 3-2.

The Whitecaps became the the first team since 1984 to win back-to-back MWL titles, a feat the Appleton Foxes, renamed the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, accomplished in 1982, ’83 and ’84.

Though I don’t follow baseball all that closely any longer, minor league games are always fun to check out. Tom Brookens, a longtime favorite of Tigers fans, managed the club this season.

Congratulations to the Caps.