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Lakeshore Shutout at Home

On Friday, the Chinooks could not get things going against Kenosha Kingfish starting pitcher Rico Garcia.

The right-hander Garcia (2-0) tossed seven excellent innings of shutout baseball. He gave up only two hits. Garcia struck out 10 Lakeshore hitters, including three consecutive strikeouts in the seventh.

Kenosha took a 2-0 lead in the fourth. First baseman Zach Ratcliff drew a walk by Chinooks starter Colin Wendinger (St. Thomas-MN). Back-to-back singles by Buddy Reed and Jordan Romero loaded the bases. Designated-hitter Steven Sensley hit a single that scored Ratcliff and Reed.

Wendinger (1-1) pitched four innings. He gave up two runs off six hits and had three strikeouts. Left-hander Jake Tuttle (UW-Milwaukee) relieved Wendinger. In two innings, he surrendered no runs on one hit.

In the seventh, the Kingfish scored again off righty Joe Pavlovich (UW-Oshkosh). Center fielder Taylor Douglas hit a leadoff single. He scored on a fielder’s choice issued to left fielder Pat Porter.

Ben Messenger (UW-Oshkosh) and Andrew Elliott (Wright State) combined for scoreless eighth and ninth innings.

Kingfish reliever Paul Schuster got his first save after pitching one and one-third innings.

The Chinooks will play the La Crosse Loggers on Saturday (6:35 p.m.) and Sunday (5:05 p.m.). They will face the Madison Mallards in a doubleheader Monday, June 16.

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 via the Northwoods League YouTube channel<http://northwoodsleague.com/video/>. For more information, visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com.

On Friday, Lakeshore could not get things going against Kenosha Kingfish starting pitcher Rico Garcia.

 

The right-hander Garcia (2-0) tossed seven excellent innings of shutout baseball. He gave up only two hits. Garcia struck out 10 Chinook hitters, including three consecutive strikeouts in the seventh.

Kenosha took a 2-0 lead in the fourth. First baseman Zach Ratcliff drew a walk by Chinooks starter Colin Wendinger (St. Thomas-MN). Back-to-back singles by Buddy Reed and Jordan Romero loaded the bases. Designated-hitter Steven Sensley hit a single that scored Ratcliff and Reed.

 

Wendinger (1-1) pitched four innings. He gave up two runs off six hits and had three strikeouts. Left-hander Jake Tuttle (UW-Milwaukee) relieved Wendinger. In two innings, he surrendered no runs on one hit.

 

In the seventh, the Kingfish scored again off righty Joe Pavlovich (UW-Oshkosh). Center fielder Taylor Douglas hit a leadoff single. He scored on a fielder’s choice issued to left fielder Pat Porter.

 

Ben Messenger (UW-Oshkosh) and Andrew Elliott (Wright State) combined for scoreless eighth and ninth innings.

 

After pitching the ninth, Kingfish reliever Paul Schuster got his first save.

 

The Chinooks will play the La Crosse Loggers on Saturday (6:35 p.m.) and Sunday (5:05 p.m.). They will face the Madison Mallards in a doubleheader Monday, June 16.

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 via the Northwoods League YouTube channel<http://northwoodsleague.com/video/>. For more information, visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com.