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Published On: June 22nd, 2014

Grant Yost's (Sacramento City CC) insertion into the starting rotation for the La Crosse Loggers has so far been a success.  After a respectable start in Lakeshore a week ago, Yost dominated a powerful Kalamazoo lineup and helped the Loggers beat the Growlers 3-0.  The win claimed a sweep for the Lumbermen over their new rivals.

The Loggers got a pair of their runs in the bottom of the first inning when catcher, Austin Rei (Washington), hit a bases loaded, two-run RBI single to score Mike Nadratowski (Grand Valley State), and Nash Knight (Dallas Baptist).  La Crosse would add an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth when Kevin Zak (Grand Valley State) would score Knight on a single.

This one was all about the Loggers pitching, however.  Yost pitched six quick innings, allowing zero runs, four hits, while walking two, and striking out six.  A couple of California relievers came into pitch the seventh and eighth, in Connor Baits (UC-Santa Barbara), and Spencer Henderson (UC-Davis), respectively.  Closer, Breckin Williams (Missouri) came into the game in the ninth to shut it down for the Lumbermen.

With the win, the Loggers now move into first place in the South Division, due to a Lakeshore loss.  The Loggers have only a .5 game lead on the Chinooks and the Wisconsin Woodchucks with a little over a week to play in the first half. La Crosse will open up a crucial series Sunday evening in Wausau against the Woodchucks.  First pitch is scheduled for 5:05.