Pavlovich Tosses Chinooks to Victory
Solid pitching and two doubles were all the Chinooks needed to sweep the doubleheader versus the Mallards. Lakeshore won 2-0.
Second-year Chinooks pitcher Joe Pavlovich (UW-Oshkosh) got the start in game two. He threw five shutout innings. Pavlovich gave up only two hits. He also struck out six Mallards hitters in his first win of the year.
The right-hander has relieved in four previous appearances. “I didn’t have my best command right away, walked a couple guys, but got through it and got a good win out of it,” Pavlovich said.
Pitching coach Mark Moriarty thought the pitching staff threw well today. “He (Pavlovich) was off early on, but made the right adjustments after the first few innings and it was good to see,” he said.
The Chinooks put their two runs across in the second. Jake Noll (Florida Gulf Coast) led off with a double. He was driven in by third baseman Brant Valach (Eastern Illinois), and Lakeshore took a 1-0 lead. Right fielder Brett Siddall (Canisius) had a sacrifice fly that scored Valach.
Pavlovich was relieved by southpaw Jake Tuttle (UW-Milwaukee). He pitched a scoreless sixth. Left-hander Luke Lowery (Southern Miss) recorded his third save in the seventh.
On Tuesday, the team will go on a five-game road trip against the Mallards, Kingfish and Woodchucks. They will return home on Sunday, June 22 for a six-game home stand.
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.