Chinooks and Express Suspended
Foggy conditions once again encompassed the field at Kapco Park, and play had to be halted on Thursday.
The first game between the Chinooks and Express will continue on Friday, June 27 at 4:00 p.m. It will begin in the top of the fourth inning. The second game will start at its originally scheduled time of 7:05 p.m.
Eau Claire put four runs on the board in the first. Center fielder Jeff Hendrix hit a leadoff triple off James Teague (Arkansas). Hendrix scored on an infield single by Mike Porcaro. Express third baseman Tyler Hermann advanced on a double.
Teague then hit Drew Turbin. Porcaro, Hermann and Turbin all scored on a double by Jack Zoellner.
Jake Noll (Florida Gulf Coast) started the bottom of the inning with a single. He stole second base and moved to third on a Carter White (Memphis) putout. Noll came across on a groundout by Brant Valach (Eastern Illinois).
In the second, Connor McKay (Kansas) made it to first on an error by Tyler Hermann. Kyle Wood (Purdue) had an RBI double that scored McKay.
After the third, the Express led 4-2, and the game was delayed before eventually being suspended.
Fans can exchange their June 26 tickets for any remaining regular-season home games (based on availability). Tickets can be exchanged at the Chinooks office at 995 Badger Circle Grafton, WI 53024 or at the stadium box office on game nights. The stadium box office opens one hour before scheduled game times.
Lakeshore will travel to Madison on Saturday, June 28, before returning to Kapco Park to face the Mallards again on Sunday. They will also play the Kenosha Kingfish in a split-location doubleheader on Monday, June 30.
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.