Chinooks Drop Resumed Game 11-7
Mequon, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters battled on Monday night at Kapco Park, but after two fog delays the teams could not finish the game before 11:00, when Mequon city ordinances say play must conclude. Therefore, the two teams picked up where they left off on Monday: in the top of the ninth with the Rafters leading 11-7. A recap of the first eight innings of action can be found here.
When play resumed, Adam Heidenfelder (Hofstra) took the mound for the Chinooks. He allowed a one-out double to Mitchell McGeein (Eastern Michigan) but worked out of trouble to fire a scoreless inning.
The Chinooks had just one turn at bat to score four runs and tie the game, but they could not do so. Brian Bass (Faulkner), who got the final out of the eighth inning on Monday, came back out to pitch the ninth for the Rafters. He allowed a leadoff single to Zarley Zalewski (Kent State) and walked Colby Fitch (Louisville) but escaped without allowing a run, ultimately making the final score 11-7.
The two teams will play their already-scheduled game on Tuesday night 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 draws 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 (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS, Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com.