Mequon, WI– The Growlers score only one run for second the straight ball game as the Kzoo bats continue to be colder by the lakefront. The Chinooks Jumped all over starter Blake Therrian (Florence Darlington Tech) through the first three innings to propel them to a 6-1 win.
Lakeshore got the scoring started in the bottom of the first with back to back sac flies. The first from first baseman Rylan Thomas (UCF), and the second coming from DH Nick Gatewood (Georgia State), 2-0 Chinooks.
Fast forward to the third with Lakeshore leading 3-0. Catcher Tim DalPorto (Kent State) knocked a two out double into the left center field gap to keep the inning alive. Shortstop Jack Dunn (Northwestern) snuck a single up the middle scoring DalPorto, 4-0 Chinooks. Caleb Dean (Lamar) then doubled home Dunn from first to make it 5-0. Lakeshore used 3 straight 2 out hits to plate two in the inning.
The Growlers would get their lone run of the ball game on an RBI single from Drew Huff (MTSU) in the top of the fourth that plated Jack Duffy (Missouri State) who reached on a two base error from Chinooks starter Aaron Winkler (Richmond). That error was Winkler’s only blunder as he was masterful in his first start of the year going 7 innings of one run ball.
Lakeshore would go onto win by the score of 6-1. The Growlers have now only scored 2 runs in their last 27 innings played at Kapco Park. Next up for Kzoo is a day night doubleheader versus their rivals the Battle Creek Bombers. Game one is scheduled to begin at 11:05 ET at Homer Stryker Field on camp day at the ballpark.
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 180 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.