MEQUON, WI– Very little offense all around in game two of two between the Kalamazoo Growlers and the Lakeshore Chinooks.
Lakeshore would strike for the only run in the ballgame in the home half of inning number one. After a leadoff single and two stolen bags for Matthew Mika (Central Florida), right fielder Joe Duncan (Eastern Illinois) would plate Mika on an RBI fielder’s choice, 1-0 early in favor of the Chinooks.
The hometown guys would threaten again in the bottom of the second following a leadoff double for Jacob Richardson (Southern Arkansas). Effective pitching from Kalamazoo starter Connor Manous (Indiana) would hold the runner in Richardson at third, score remains 1-0 heading to the top of the third.
Manous would squeak out of a bases-loaded, nobody out situation in the third after catcher Nick Gatewood (Georgia State) grounded into a 1-2-3 double play. That’s Manous to Carpenter (USC Upstate) to Bigras (Boston College) to retire the side.
Connor Manous would set down hometown Lakeshore 1-2-3 in both the 4th and the 5th, pitching effectively for a majority of the evening.
Manous posted six strong innings, allowing one earned, and striking out five Chinooks batters.
His opposition in Austin Jones went five, allowing no runs, giving up three hits on the night.
Drew Huff (Middle Tennessee State) went 2 for 3 for the Growlers with two singles.
The Growlers return home for Red, White, and BOOM! Night starting tomorrow night at 7:05 PM ET. Six straight home games are on the schedule for the good guys with the Wisconsin Woodchucks at Homer Stryker Field for the first two.
The Kalamazoo Growlers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 170 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.growlersbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Growlers as your favorite team.