In game two of the series, the Chinooks scored early to defeat the Mankato MoonDogs, 3-1. Former Major League Hall of Famer, Robin Yount had his number 19 retired by Lakeshore before the game.
Lakeshore center fielder Luke Meeter (UW-Milwaukee) scored on a Michael Morman (Valparaiso) sacrifice fly in the first. Third-year Chinooks DH Ryan Krill (Michigan State) had an RBI single that scored second baseman Jake Noll (Florida Gulf-Coast) as well.
The MoonDogs scored on wild pitch by Chinooks starter Colin Wendinger (St. Thomas-MN) in the fifth to make it 2-1.
In six innings, Wendinger (1-0, 1.50 ERA) issued one run on seven hits. He walked one and struck out three Mankato hitters.
Kyle Wood (Purdue) went 2-3 in the game. The DH Krill hit a single off Mankato reliever Austin Warner that scored Wood in the eighth.
The MoonDogs starter Ethan Greene (0-1, 3.17 ERA) suffered the loss. He gave up two runs on four hits in five and two-thirds innings. Greene struck out six.
Lakeshore relievers Jake Tuttle (UW-Milwaukee) and Andrew Elliot (Wright State) pitched three combined shutout innings. The right-hander Elliot struck out two and recorded a save.
The Chinooks (2-2) head on a four-game road trip June 1. They travel to the Battle Creek, Michigan to play the Bombers on Saturday and Sunday. The team will also face the Kalamazoo Growlers on Monday and Tuesday. Lakeshore will return to Kapco Park on Wednesday to face the Wisconsin Woodchucks.
The Lakeshore Chinooks 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 and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com. – See more at: http://northwoodsleague.com/lakeshore-chinooks/2014/05/30/lakeshore-wins-home-opener-versus-mankato/#sthash.MC0MhypT.dpuf