Chinooks Fall in Continued Game
The Chinooks (20-10) could not score against solid relief pitching by Aron McRee. Lakeshore was defeated 9-2 by Eau Claire (14-15).
Reliever Garrett Brummett (Wichita State) replaced James Teague (Arkansas) to begin the game continuation. Despite a three up, three down fourth, he gave up three runs in the fifth.
Center fielder Jeff Hendrix and second baseman Mike Porcaro hit back-to-back singles off Brummett. Hendrix scored on a sacrifice fly by Daniel Salters. Tyler Hermann doubled to left center field and Porcaro came across home. Right fielder Drew Turbin also had an RBI single in the inning.
The Express led off the seventh with consecutive base hits by Porcaro and Salters. Righty Ryan Radue (Connecticut) came in for Brummett with one out. Porcaro scored on another single by Turbin. Brent Gibbs grounded out and Salters scored. Eau Claire led Lakeshore 9-2.
The right-hander Teague (1-1) suffered the loss. In three innings, he surrendered four runs off three hits. Kyle Wood (Purdue) pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
Eau Claire’s McRee (2-1) picked up his second win. He tossed five shutout innings. Eric Gleese pitched the bottom of the ninth.
Lakeshore faces Eau Claire again tonight. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The Chinooks 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.