On Monday, the Lakeshore Chinooks (48-18) just needed two runs to defeat the Wisconsin Woodchucks.
Evan Kruczynski (East Carolina) won his team-leading sixth game of the season. In six innings, the lefty gave up one run off four hits.
The Woodchucks struck first in the fourth. Third baseman Paul DeJong was hit by Kruczynski. He scored on a single by Derek Peake.
Lakeshore took a 2-1 in the fourth. Ryan Krill (Michigan State) and Luke Meeteer (UW-Milwaukee) hit back-to-back singles off Austin Orewiler. They advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Sawyer Polen (Kent State).
Krill scored on a Ryan Larson (Florida) base hit. Blake Butler (College of Charleston) also had an RBI sac fly in the inning.
Right-hander Parker Sanburn (Arkansas) tossed two shutout innings and struck out three. Louisiana State Tiger Hunter Devall pitched the ninth and picked up his first save.
Orewiler (2-2) got the loss for the Woodchucks. In four innings of work, he surrendered two runs off six hits.
Lakeshore will play Wisconsin again on Wednesday, August 6 at 6:35 p.m.
Eight Chinook players will compete in the 2014 Northwoods League Big League Dreams Showcase in Madison tomorrow, August 5. They will play in the first game, which is scheduled for 4:05 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.