The Chinooks’ eleven-game winning streak came to an end on Wednesday afternoon. Lakeshore fell 7-1 to the Kenosha Kingfish.
Kingfish starting pitcher Rico Garcia was solid in five and two-thirds innings. He gave up one run off three hits. The right-hander moved to 5-2 on the season.
In the first, Chinooks starter Austin Jones (UW-Whitewater) issued consecutive walks to Chris Godinez and Pat Porter. Godinez advanced to third on an error by Mitch Ghelfi (UW-Milwaukee). First baseman Zach Ratcliff then singled to center field and Godinez scored. Buddy Reed also had an RBI base hit in the inning.
With two outs in the third, the Kingfish put two more runs on the board. Shortstop Kyle Brooks doubled to left field off Jones. The righty then walked designated hitter Zach Jones. Brooks and Jones scored on a right-center double by CJ Saylor.
After two outs in the sixth, Ghelfi hit a single to right field. Garcia was replaced by lefty Brett Shimanovsky, who gave up an RBI single to Ryan Krill (Michigan State). The Chinooks trailed 4-1.
In the sixth, Kenosha scored their last three runs of reliever Chase Radan (UCLA). Godinez reached base again with a hit by pitch. Pat Porter also singled. Reed picked up his second RBI of the day with another single. Brooks doubled for the second time and Porter scored. Buddy Reed came on Ghelfi’s second error.
Jones (0-1) took the loss in his Lakeshore debut. In three innings, he gave up four runs off four hits. He also walked six.
The second contest of the double-header will take place at Kapco Park in Mequon at 6:35 p.m.
Lakeshore travels to Wausau to take on the Woodchucks on Thursday and Friday. They will return home to play the Kalamazoo Growlers on Saturday, August 2.
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.