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Published On: July 7th, 2022

Debuting shortstop Brycen Sherwood, who went 2-3 with an RBI (Article by Brendan Nordstrom, Photo by Gregory Pietsch)

BATTLE CREEK, MI – In the fourth and final contest between the Battle Creek Battle Jacks (18-20) and the Lakeshore Chinooks (20-18), the team from Mequon, Wisconsin won in a 5-1 contest. It is the third time Battle Creek has been swept this season.

After a nailbiter 2-0 pitcher’s duel in the previous night’s contest, the game picked up right there as the first four innings were scoreless with only one recorded hit for each team. Lakeshore’s hit belonged to Stephen Hrustich, while Battle Creek’s belonged to debuting shortstop Brycen Sherwood. 

Battle Creek’s starting pitcher was Justin Graves who ended his day with 6.0 IP, 3 hits, and 3 ER with three walks and two strikeouts; while Lakeshore’s Joe Glassey got the nod and went 6.0 IP. 3 hits, and 1 ER with one walk and six punch-outs.

The seal was finally broken in the top of the fifth when Lakeshore’s Hrustich worked a two-out walk and Josh Johnson made Graves pay with his first long ball of the season into the Dog House in left.

The Chinooks kept piling it on with another insurance run in the sixth after Michael Seegers reached on a single to right and was brought home by a sac-fly off the bat of Caleb Bartolero

The Battle Jacks snapped a skid of 16 scoreless innings in the bottom frame of the seventh inning after Joey Grabanski worked a walk and was brought home by a Sherwood sac-hit.

Lakeshore added a couple more runs to cushion their lead in the eighth inning after a single, an error, and a walk gave them a 5-1 advantage.

The Battle Jacks were not able to answer in the ninth as they fall in their second straight contest.

The standout at the dish for the Battle Jacks was debutant Brycen Sherwood who went 2-3, recording two of the four Battle Creek hits, and hitting the lone RBI.

The Battle Jacks hit the road for a six-game trip that begins with a four-game series versus divisional rivals, the Kenosha Kingfish. The first game will start at 7:35 EST.