Mequon Wis.- The Kalamazoo Growlers fell behind 2-0 in the bottom of the 1st inning and the division leading Lakeshore Chinooks never looked back from there. Kalamazoo put together seven hits, but all of them were singles and that wasn't enough to top Lakeshore. Ryan Lidge picked up his 20th RBI of the summer as he drove in the newcomer Kory Brown (Bowling Green) for the only run for Kalamazoo on the afternoon. Brown made quite the debut going three for four and making some nice catches in center field.
Lakeshore Chinooks starter Shaun Anderson (Florida) threw eight innings and struck out four as he moved to 5-1 with the win. Andrew Elliott (Wright State) picked up his second save in as many days as he shut the door on the Growlers in the ninth inning. Blake Butler (College of Charleston) had a two for four afternoon with a leadoff home-run in the first inning in addition to an RBI double later on in the day.
The Kalamazoo Growlers will be back in action tomorrow night at Copeland Park in La Crosse to take on the Loggers. First pitch will be at 8:05 E.S.T.
The Kalamazoo Growlers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit http://www.growlersbaseball.com.