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Published On: June 15th, 2014

The Chinooks struggled again at the plate versus solid pitching by the La Crosse Loggers. The team fell 4-1 on Saturday.

La Crosse took a 3-0 lead in the third.  Lakeshore starter Shaun Anderson (Florida) gave up a single to right fielder Aaron Knapp, who advanced to second on a stolen base. Anderson then walked Ryan Kirby and Nash Knight. Second baseman Ryne Birk hit a double that cleared the bases.

Second baseman Jake Noll (Florida Gulf Coast) and third baseman Brant Valach (Eastern Illinois) started off the fourth with two back-to-back singles. Noll scored on a sacrifice fly by Aaron Huesman (Dayton), and the Chinooks trailed 3-1.

Right-handed pitcher James Teague (Arkansas) made his debut for the Chinooks. He relieved Anderson in the fifth. In four innings, Teague gave up one run on three hits. He also struck out two Loggers hitters.

In the eighth, center fielder Mike Nadratowski hit a single off Teague. He scored on a basehit by Marc Frazier. The Loggers led 4-1.

Anderson (0-1) pitched four innings in the loss. He gave up three runs off four hits and also had six strikeouts.

Winning pitcher Grant Yost (2-0) tossed six innings. He gave up one run on three hits. He struck out five as well. Loggers closer Breckin Williams recorded his fifth save of the season.

The team will play the La Crosse Loggers again tomorrow, Sunday, June 15 First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. They will face the Madison Mallards in a doubleheader on Monday, June 16.

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