The Lansing Lugnuts closed out their home stand on Thursday with a 7-3 loss to the West Michigan Whitecaps. The visitors won two of three games in the series. West Michigan now has a 5-3 record and the Lugnuts stand 3-5. Lansing now plays three game series at South Bend and West Michigan beginning Friday night before returning home next Thursday. Cooley Law School Stadium will now be transformed to a soccer field for Lansing Ignite's inaugural home opener Saturday night against the Richmond, Virginia Kickers. Ignite also hosts Michigan State for an exhibition game next Tuesday night.