Lakeshore Wins Seventh In a Row
On Friday, the Lakeshore Chinooks (41-13) notched their seventh straight victory. The team defeated the Madison Mallards 4-1 in front of 6496 at Warner Park.
Lakeshore right-hander Sterling Koerner (Florida Gulf Coast) made his first start of the season. In five innings, he gave up one run off four hits and struck out three. Koerner picked up fourth win of the year.
Fellow Florida Gulf Coast Eagle Jake Noll led the team in hitting. He went 2-4 with two singles and drove in two runs as well.
Ryan Larson (Florida) and Blake Butler (College of Charleston) started the third with back-to-back singles. With two outs, Larson scored on a double by Brett Siddall (Canisius). The Chinooks led 1-0.
In the fourth, first baseman Pete Alonso hit a solo homer off Koerner. It was his 14th homer of the season.
Madison starter A.J. Bogucki hit Larson to begin the fifth. Butler also advanced to first with another single. The pair scored on a base hit by Noll.
Left fielder Connor McKay had a solo home run in the sixth off Bogucki. Lakeshore had a 4-1 advantage over Madison.
UCLA Bruin Chase Radan relieved Koerner in the sixth. The righty pitched three shutout innings and had three strikeouts.
2014 NWL All-Star Andrew Elliott (Wright State) pitched a scoreless ninth. He picked up his 11th save of the season.
Bogucki (3-2) took the loss for the Mallards. In six innings, he surrendered four runs off seven hits. He also struck out five and issued on walk.
The Chinooks will travel to Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday (6:05 p.m.) and Sunday (5:05 p.m.). Lakeshore will also take on the MoonDogs in Mankato on Monday and Tuesday. Both of these games will be played at 7:05 p.m. Finally, they will play a split-location doubleheader with the Kenosha Kingfish on July 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.