The Chinooks struggled at the plate early, but beat the Bullfrogs 2-1 on Monday in Green Bay, Wis.
In the fourth, Green Bay first baseman Matt Beaty hit a leadoff single. He advanced to second and third on two wild pitches by Chinooks starter Mike Letkewicz (Augustana College). Ryan Howell drove in Beaty with a single. The Bullfrogs led 1-0.
Lakeshore tied the game in the sixth. Second baseman Jake Noll (Florida Gulf Coast) hit a double off Roberto Baroniel. Noll scored on a single by right fielder Aaron Huesman (Dayton).
Left fielder Michael Morman (Valparaiso) hit a solo homer in the seventh that gave the Chinooks a 2-1 lead.
The right-hander Letkewicz tossed five innings and gave up the sole run. He struck out six. Jake Tuttle (UW-Milwaukee) relieved him in the sixth. The southpaw threw three innings and picked up the win. He gave up no runs on one hit and struck out four Green Bay hitters
The righty Baroniel went seven and two-thirds innings, taking the loss. He gave up two runs on off three hits. Baroniel issued one walk and had four strikeouts.
Luke Lowery (Southern Mississippi) pitched the ninth. Howell hit a leadoff double and Ryan Koziol walked, but Lowery struck out the last two batters of the inning. The lefty received his second save of the season.
On Tuesday, the team will travel to play the Madison Mallards. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at Warner Park. They will return for a six-game home stand Wednesday, June 11.
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