Anderson Answers, Lakeshore Takes Series
In front of 2,348 fans, the Chinooks won their three-game series against the Growlers. The crowd was the third-largest in franchise history.
Right-hander Shaun Anderson (Florida) picked up his fifth win of the season. In eight strong innings, he gave up one run off seven hits. Anderson had four strikeouts and walked none.
Chinooks’ pitching coach Mark Moriarty sang his praises of Anderson.
“He did very well, he was composed from the get-go,” he said. “The last couple starts, he’s been amped up early on, but he was confident throwing the whole game…it was fun to watch.”
Blake Butler (College of Charleston) led off the game with a solo homer. Second baseman Jake Noll (Florida Gulf Coast) followed with a double. Noll also scored on a groundout by Brant Valach (Eastern Illinois). The Chinooks led 2-0.
In the second, Lakeshore put another run on the board. First baseman Ryan Krill (Michigan State) singled off Ryan Colgate to start the inning. He came home on a double by Blake Butler.
The Growlers scored one run in the sixth off Anderson. Center fielder Kory Brown got his third single of the game. He scored on an RBI base hit by Ryan Lidge.
In the eighth, Kyle Wood (Purdue) hit a solo home run to right field off reliever Tyler Gentz. Lakeshore had a 4-1 advantage over Kalamazoo.
All-Star Andrew Elliott entered for Anderson in the ninth. The righty recorded his 13 save of the year.
Colgate (2-4) took the loss for Kalamazoo. In six innings, he surrendered three runs off seven hits. He issued two walks and struck out five.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks will come to Kapco Park to play on Monday, August 4 and Wednesday, August 6. Both games are scheduled for 6:35 p.m. The Chinooks will finish the regular season with a four-game road trip to Wisconsin Rapids and La Crosse.
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.