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Published On: August 9th, 2014

On Friday, the Chinooks fell again at the hands of the Rafters. The final score at Witter Field in Wisconsin Rapids was 11-8.

Woodchucks third baseman Keelin Rasch went 4-4 and scored two runs. The right-handed hitting Rasch collected 4 RBI and now has 56 on the year.

Derek Kawlewski (3-0) picked up his third win of the year. He tossed five solid innings. The right-hander surrendered two runs off seven hits and struck out three.

The Chinooks took a 3-0 lead in the first. Third baseman Blake Butler (College of Charleston) advanced to first on an error by Kawlewski. He scored on a Brett Siddall (Canisius) single.

The right fielder Siddall came home on an error by William Elliott. Michael Morman (Richmond) also had an RBI groundout.

The Rafters gained a 5-3 advantage in the bottom of the inning. Zack Domingues and Kirby McGuire got back-to-back base hits off starter Kevin Woebke (Concordia-St. Paul). Rasch knocked them both in with a single.

Right fielder Campbell Wear hit a single that tied the ball game at three. Michael Jurgella also scored on a fielder’s choice to William Elliott. Wear scored on an error by Mitch Ghelfi (UW-Milwaukee).

Wisconsin scored five more runs in the second and took a 10-3 lead. Once again, Domingues and McGuire led off the inning with consecutive hits. Rasch picked up his third RBI on a sac fly to right field. Campbell Wear had another single that scored McGuire and Jurgella.

With one away, Woebke was replaced by his Concordia-St. Paul teammate Jakob Kounkel. Wear scored on a wild pitch. Tyler Servais also had an RBI single in the inning.

In the fourth, Morman doubled to left field. He scored on a Ryan Larson single.

Second baseman Jake Noll (Florida Gulf Coast) was hit by Kawlewski to begin the fifth. He came home on a pinch-hit double by Zack Bowers (Georgia). Kyle Wood (Purdue) and Bowers scored on an error by second baseman Michael Jurgella. The Chinooks trailed 10-7.

In the eighth, Keelin Rasch hit a solo homer to left off Cody Cabellero (Concordia-Chicago).

Brett Siddall led off the ninth with a solo home run off Drew Peters. The southpaw Peters earned his first save of the year as well.

The lefty Woebke (0-1) got the loss for the Chinooks. In one and one-third innings, he gave up 10 runs (nine earned) off eight hits.

Lakeshore travels to La Crosse on Saturday, August 9 and Sunday, August 10. First pitch Saturday is at 6:05 p.m.

The Chinooks will begin the 2014 Northwoods League Playoffs on Monday, August 11. Game location and time are to be determined.

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