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Pavlovich Poised in Shutout

The Chinooks only needed three runs behind efficient pitching on Thursday. Lakeshore (35-13) defeated Green Bay 3-0.

All-Star Joe Pavlovich (UW-Oshkosh) was rewarded his fifth win of the season. In five innings, the right-hander gave up no runs off three hits. Pavlovich struck out eight and issued two walks.

“(My location) was on, I felt pretty good today, my stuff was working,” Pavlovich said. “I missed a few spots, but I got lucky.”

For the second time this season, he was honored with the Northwoods League Pitcher of the Night.

With the all-star game less than a week away, Pavlovich also said he is looking forward to playing in the game. He is excited to play with the best talent in the league and see what the other selected players have to offer.

Green Bay starter Zac Westcott (0-1) took the loss in seven innings pitched. He gave up one run off five hits. The righty also had five strikeouts.

The Chinooks took a 1-0 lead in the second. Designated-hitter Kyle Wood (Purdue) hit a leadoff double off Westcott. He scored on a sacrifice fly to left field by Ryan Krill (Michigan State).

Lakeshore scored two more runs in the eighth. Connor McKay (Kansas) drew a walk to start the inning. Noll then advanced to first on an error by Matthew de la Rosa. McKay scored on a fielder’s choice by catcher Carter White (Memphis).

With no outs, reliever Mike Ellenbest was replaced by Matt Sabel. Brett Siddall (Canisius) also had a sacrifice fly that scored Noll. 

UCLA Bruin Chase Radan entered for Pavlovich in the sixth. He threw two scoreless innings. Lefty Connor Jones (Georgia) pitched the eighth and struck out one.

Fellow All-Star Andrew Elliott (Wright State) recorded his 10th save in the ninth inning. He also had two strikeouts.

Lakeshore will play the Green Bay Bullfrogs again on Friday, July 18. First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m.  The team travels to La Crosse to play Saturday and Sunday, before the three-day Northwoods League All-Star Break.

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.