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Published On: July 1st, 2016

Madison, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks hit the road on Thursday to take on the Madison Mallards in what was a very close and low scoring contest between the two ball clubs.  

After heavy rain delayed the start of the game, the Chinooks came to the plate to face Mallards starter Mitch Vogrin (Illinois State) who made his first start of the season and came in with a 2.79 ERA while giving up 12 hits in nine and two thirds innings pitched. The Chinooks would go scoreless against Vogrin through his four innings of work.

Taking the mound for the Chinooks was strong, right handed pitcher Marshall Kasowski (Houston). Kasowski made his third start of the season for the Chinooks and came in with a 2.95 ERA while racking up 29 strikeouts in his twenty one and a third innings of work.

The Mallards did strike first in the bottom of the fourth after Josh Stowers (Louisville) homered to left center for his first home run on the year and gave the Mallards a 1-0 lead.

Kasowski did not change his intensity on the mound and continued to fire the ball at the Mallards’ hitters and had already racked up 11 strikeouts by the seventh inning. After going seven innings, Kasowski would be taken out only allowing 5 hits and racking up 11 strikeouts.

The bullpen was very busy for the Mallards as they brought in Mike Byrne (Florida) in the top of the fifth who made his first appearance of the year for the Mallards. In the top of the seventh, Chase Hoag (Fresno State) took the bound for the Mallards for the ninth time and came in  with a 8.18 ERA. Top of the eighth,  Troy Bacon (Santa Fe College) would make his ninth appearance for the Mallards with a 3-2 record and a 3.29 ERA. All pitchers would hold the Chinooks scoreless.

The score remained 1-0 Mallards through the rest of the game as the Chinooks made a good run in the bottom of the eighth after back-to-back base hits from Owen Miller (Illinois State) and Joe Duncan (Eastern Illinois) got runners on first and third but got stranded leaving the Chinooks scoreless and secured the win for the Mallards.

Nick Horvath (Florida) and Jack Landwehr (Illinois State) both made relief appearances for the Chinooks as Horvath made his first appearance on the season for Chinooks.

The Chinooks will return home Friday night as they will take on the Mallards for the fourth time this week. First pitch will be at 6:35.  

The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd 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 150 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 (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Chinooks as your favorite team.