Pitching Struggles in Green Bay, Thursday
After Andrew Waszak (Michigan State) delivered a strong start in a big win on Wednesday, the Chinooks looked to carry momentum into game two of a home and home series with the Green Bay Bullfrogs.
Green Bay had other ideas as they pounded out fifteen hits en route to a 15-6 massacre of the Chinooks
Things got off to a good start for Lakeshore when both Charlie Markson (Notre Dame) and German Reyes (Winston Salem State) reached base to open the game. Markson would score on Bre’ Kimbell’s (Louisiana Tech) check swing bunt, giving the Chinooks the early 1-0 advantage.
The Bullfrogs came right back against starter Josh Uhen (UWM) who struggled to find his location early. Back to back singles opened the inning, followed by a wild pitch, allowing the tying run to score. Green Bay would add another on a sacrifice fly to jump in front 2-1.
Uhen was able swim out of trouble in the first inning, but Green Bay made sure not to let him off the hook in the second. A single and a walk started the inning, then the Bullfrogs opened the floodgates. An error by Nate Ruzich (South Suburban) loaded the bases with nobody out. Another single gave Green Bay the lead back at 3-2.
With the bases still loaded, Uhen walked the next hitter to force home a run. A sacrifice fly and a two-run home run by Justin Seager plated the sixth run of the inning, giving the Bullfrogs the 8-2 Advantage.
Matt Morse (Alabama-Birmingham) would be summoned to try his hand at stopping the scorching Green Bay attack in the third. He did not fare any better. The Bullfrogs added five more runs on five hits extending the lead to 13-2.
Despite the large deficit, the Chinooks did not fold. The sixth saw the offense battle back for three runs highlighted by back to back RBI singles from David Masters (Arkansas) and Connor Lynch (Georgia Tech)
The offensive highlight of the night came in the ninth when German Reyes hit a long home run to right for the fifth tally of the evening.
The Chinooks are back home Friday as they take on the Eau Claire Express at 7:05. Get to Kapco Park early for a pregame concert by K-Nation’s Chasin’ Mason and a Friday fish fry presented by Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss .