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Published On: June 19th, 2014

The Chinooks scored late and ultimately secured a 5-4 win over the Kingfish on Wednesday.

Lakeshore starting pitcher Cam Vieaux (Michigan State) threw six shutout innings. He surrendered three hits, walked two and struck out three.

In the sixth, Luke Meeteer (UW-Milwaukee) drew a leadoff walk by Kenosha starter J.D. Nielsen. He advanced to second on a groundout by Blake Butler (College of Charleston). Catcher Zack Bowers (Georgia) drove in Meeteer on a single that gave Lakeshore a 1-0 lead.

First baseman Ryan Krill (Michigan State) started an interesting seventh inning with a basehit. Aaron Huesman (Dayton) then reached first on a bunt single. Michael Morman (Valparaiso) entered the game to pinch-run for Krill. Both Huesman and Morman scored on a double by Butler, before the game was delayed by foggy field conditions.

After the delay, Lakeshore put two more runs on the scoreboard. Jake Noll (Florida Gulf Coast) drew a walk by reliever Garrett McKenzie, who was quickly replaced by EJ Trapino. Brett Siddall (Canisius) hit a single that scored Butler and Noll. The Chinooks led 5-0.

Kyle Wood (Purdue) did not record an out in relief of Vieaux. Kingfish catcher C.J. Saylor and third baseman Spencer Gaa hit back-to-back singles to begin the bottom of the seventh. Saylor scored on an error by Butler. Taylor Douglas drew a walk, and Gaa scored on a wild pitch.

Southpaw Connor Jones (Georgia) came in for Wood. Kyle Brooks scored on a groundout by Pat Porter. Jones threw a wild pitch and Douglas came across to also score. The score was now 5-4.

Vieaux (1-1) got his first win of the year. Right-hander Andrew Elliott (Wright State) picked up his fifth save. He gave up no hits and struck out one batter in one and two-thirds innings.

Nielsen was charged with the loss. In six and two-thirds, he gave up four runs off seven hits. He issued four walks as well.

The team travels to face the Kingfish on Thursday, June 19. They will also head to Wausau to take on the Woodchucks Friday and Saturday. They begin a six-game home stand on Sunday, June 22.

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