Whitecaps, Lugnuts combine for 10 double plays

The West Michigan Whitecaps and Lansing Lugnuts made history on Saturday afternoon at Fifth Third Ballpark, combining for 10 double plays as the Lugnuts finished off a four-game sweep with a 6-1 victory. West Michigan (7-7) and Lansing (11-4) combined to turn eight groundball double plays, while the Whitecaps added a strikeout with a caught stealing in the top of the third and the Lugnuts ended the game by catching a lineout and doubling up the runner at first.
Anonymous
Apr 25, 2011

 

The 10 twin killings was the most in the 65-year history of the Midwest League, surpassing the previous record of eight that has been achieved a number of times, most recently in 1992.

Meanwhile, Lansing starter Daniel Webb (1-1) twirled a gem. The righty tossed seven innings, allowing just one unearned run and four singles while inducing five groundball double plays. He struck out two and walked two before giving way to reliever Sean Nolin (1), who earned a six-out save after being called up from Extended Spring Training earlier in the day.

 

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