Kalamazoo, Mich- The Growlers end a long four-game road trip against the Lakeshore Chinooks. The Growlers look to end their four-game road trip on a high note as they were just previously swept by the first place La Crosse Loggers. This will be the second time this year that Growlers and Chinooks will meet each other.
Who: Kalamazoo Growlers (10-16) @ Lakeshore Chinooks (17-9)
When: Sunday, June 22 and Monday, June 23
Where: Kapco Park
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Sunday, June 22: Dillon Haviland (2-2, 4.59 ERA) vs. Joe Pavlovich (1-1, 1.80 ERA)
Dillon Haviland (Duke) will be making his third straight start and seventh appearance of the season. The strong left-hander has command of the plate and can fool hitters with his breaking ball. In his first start against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafter, he was brilliant lasting seven innings, allowing just one run on seven hits, while striking out five.
Monday, June 23: TBA vs. TBA.
Lineups will be posted to Facebook and Twitter prior to first pitch
LAST TIME THEY MET
All-time series- 0-2
Monday, June 2: Lakeshore 6, Kalamazoo 2
Tuesday, June 3: Lakeshore 5, Kalamazoo, 1
NORTHWOODS LEAGUE RANKINGS
Batting average- .270 (3rd)
Runs scored- 133 (4th)
Hits- 234 (1st)
Triples – 8 (1st)
Home Runs – 12 (7th)
RBI’s – 116 (2nd )
Earned Runs – 136 (17th)
Hits – 230 (15th)
Walks – 131 (1st)
Strikeouts – 157 (12th)
Innings Pitched – 220.1 (8th)
The Growlers are looking to defeat the Lakeshore Chinooks for the first time in team history. This will be a tough task as the Chinooks are only a half game back of first place in the South Division.
Nick Yarnall has been raking it up from behind the plate as has a solid .322 batting average and has recorded at least two hits in two of his last four games.
The Growlers are now 7.5 games back in the South Division standings and are currently riding a two-game losing streak after being swept by the La Crosse Loggers.
Austin Cangelosi (Indiana) has quickly jumped onto the scene for the Growlers this season. In 16 games, Cangelosi is tied for the team lead in home runs with three and has 11 RBI’s.
NORTHWOODS LEAGUE HONORS
-Player of the Night
June 1- Nick Yarnall (3-4, HR, 3 R, BB)
June 15- Jared Kujawa (3-4, RBI, R)
The Growlers will be back home for a quick two-game home stand against the other new team in the Northwoods League, the Kenosha Kingfish. On Tuesday June 24, it’s Tuesday Brewsday with half of Bells Brewery beer. Wednesday June 25, is the Growlers halfway to Christmas Night as fans will attempt to build the World’s Largest Field Snowman!