Mequon, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks played 17 innings of baseball on Friday night against the Battle Creek Bombers. Due to Mequon city ordinances, though, the game was suspended at 11:00 p.m. with the score tied at 4-4. A recap of the action in the first 17 innings of the game can be found here.
The game was resumed on Saturday in the top of the 18th with Jesse Scholtens (Wright State) on the mound for the Chinooks. Making his first appearance for the team, he had a quick 18th inning but ran into trouble in the 19th. In the frame, Battle Creek DH Niko Pacheco (Cal State Fullerton) led off with a single. Later advancing to third, he then scored on a fielder's choice that was hit by Cayce Bredlau (Austin Peay) to put his team ahead 5-4.
The Chinooks offense had little answer for Bombers reliever Michael Peterson (Riverside City College), who has twice been drafted by professional clubs. Showcasing a mid-90s fastball, Peterson threw two straight 1-2-3 innings to earn the win for his team.
Zarley Zalewski (Kent State) led the way in hits for the Chinooks in the game, going 3 for 9. He has had a nice start for his club after just recently joining the team, hitting .333 in his first three games. Doug Kraeger (Richmond) was also on base three times via a 2 for 7 performance and a walk.
The Chinooks and Bombers will now play a full game beginning at 6:35 p.m. After Saturday's action, the Chinooks will remain at home for a two-game series with the Wisconsin Woodchucks on Sunday, June 7th and Monday, June 8th.
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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com.