Mequon, WI – Last Monday, the Lakeshore Chinooks took on the Eau Claire Express. The team was originally ruled to have won the game 3-0 after it was officially called following the sixth inning, which you can find a recap of here, but the Northwoods League later re-opened the game to be finished on Sunday before the teams' already-scheduled game. Lakeshore ended up prevailing anyways by a final score of 7-0.
Jack Landwehr (Illinois State) took the mound for the top of the seventh as the Chinooks took the field. He gave up a pair of hits in his first inning but escaped a first and third, one out jam to get out of the inning unharmed.
The Chinooks padded their lead in the bottom half of the seventh, adding four runs. Doug Kraeger (Richmond) legged out an infield single to lead off the frame, and after Colby Fitch (Louisville) walked, Kraeger advanced to third on a Mark Kolozsvary (Florida) fly out. Kraeger then came around to score on a sac fly hit by Greg Deichmann (Louisiana State). A double hit by Zarley Zalewski (Kent State) brought Fitch home, and then Zalewski scored a run of his own on a David Edson (USC) single. The final run of the inning came when Edson was plated by a single off the bat of Anthony Massicci (Canisius), making it 7-0.
Landwehr came back out on the mound for Lakeshore in the eighth inning, and he responded with another scoreless inning. He also threw a shutout ninth for the Chinooks, earning the save in the process with his three scoreless innings.
These two clubs will now square off again on Sunday for their already-scheduled game, which is slated to start at 5:05 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 (WSH) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WSH), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information visit www.lakeshorechinooks.com.