Lakeshore Falls at Wisconsin
The Chinooks outhit the Woodchucks, but were defeated 7-3 at Athletic Park in Wausau on Thursday.
Wisconsin starter Andy Ravel (3-2) picked up his third win in seven solid innings. He gave up one run off eight hits and struck out seven.
At the plate, Lakeshore was led by Kyle Wood (Purdue) and Brant Valach (Eastern Illinois). Wood went 3-5 with three singles and drove in a run. Valach went 3-4 with a double and also had an RBI.
In the second, the Woodchucks took a 1-0 lead on a single by Blair Beck.
They tacked on three more runs in the third. Chinooks starting pitcher James Teague (Arkansas) hit Derek Peake with one away. First baseman Brendon Hayden doubled Peake home. Nate Mondou also had a two-run homer in the inning.
Wisconsin scored one run in the fifth and the sixth. Third baseman Paul DeJong hit his 16th home run of the year. Ryan Howard and Blair Beck hit consecutive base hits in the sixth. Howard scored double-play groudout by Connor Beck. The Woodchucks led 6-0.
Center fielder Luke Meeteer (UW-Milwaukee) hit a solo home run in the seventh off reliever Austin Orewiler.
In the eighth, Brett Siddall (Canisius) led off with a single. He scored on an RBI base hit by Valach. The Chinooks trailed 6-2
Right-hander Kevin Woebke (Concordia-St. Paul) gave up back-to-back hits to Zach Arnold and Ryan Howard. Arnold came home on a right-field sacrifice fly by Blair Beck.
Luke Meeteer led off with another hit in the ninth. The designated-hitter Wood knocked him home with a single off Jared Skolnicki.
Teague (3-2) got the loss for the Chinooks. The righty threw seven innings and surrendered six runs off nine hits. He had four strikeouts.
Lakeshore will take on the Woodchucks again on Friday. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. They will return home to play the Kalamazoo Growlers on Saturday, August 2. Game one will be at 3:30 p.m. The second contest will start at 6:35 p.m.
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.