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Published On: July 11th, 2016

Mequon, WI – The Chinooks returned to Kapco Park on Sunday to face off against the Green Bay Bullfrogs after being swept by the Rockford Rivets on Saturday. Both the Chinooks and the Bullfrogs lost 3 of the first 4 games of the second half, and both came into Sunday with a 16-24 overall record.

Cole Gnetz (Miami-Ohio) started on the bump for Lakeshore, making his seventh start of the season. Gnetz has pitched well for the Chinooks coming into Sunday’s tilt, posting a 1-1 record with 3.44 ERA and recording 23 strikeouts and 18 walks in his 31.1 innings of work this season for the Chinooks.

Harrisen Egly (Columbia) took the mound for his first start and sixteenth appearance of the season for the Bullfrogs. Coming into Sunday, Egly held a record of 3-1 and a 3.20 ERA, tallying 24 strikeouts and 8 walks in his 19.2 innings pitched for Green Bay.

The Bullfrogs didn’t hesitate to attack Gnetz early in the first. Austin Clemons (Louisville) lead off the game with a single. A hit and run advanced Clemons to second on a ground ball to short, and then a 1-0 delivery got away from Gnetz, hitting Marcus Shoemaker (Lenoir Rhyne) to put runners at second and first with one out. After a passed ball moved the runners to second and third, a sacrifice fly to center by Quincy Nielporte (Florida State) brought home Clemons to put the Bullfrogs on the board.  

Green Bay added to their lead in the top of the third. Parker Coss (UC-Irvine) lead off the inning with a single to left, and then Marcus Shoemaker roped an RBI triple to left-center to score Coss and increase the Bullfrogs’ lead to 2-0.

The Chinooks finally got on the board in the fifth. Back-to-back singles by Matt Johnson (South Dakota State) and Darius Sewell (Georgia State) lead off the inning for Lakeshore. After James Bleming (Lehigh) popped out to first attempting to bunt, Kurtis Brown (Richmond) stepped up and roped an RBI single to right to score Johnson and give the Chinooks their first run of the game.

The Chinooks continued to tack on runs in the sixth. Cole McDevitt (Minnesota) lead off the inning with a walk. After Joe Duncan (Eastern Illinois) popped up attempting to bunt (the second pop out of the game by the Chinooks on bunt attempts), Royce Ando (Michigan State) drew a walk to put runners at second and first for Lakeshore. Then Matt Johnson hit an infield single to second, but Bullfrogs’ second baseman Josh Hollander (Kent State) failed to come up with the ball cleanly after making a diving stop in the gap, allowing McDevitt to come all the way home to even the game at 2-2.

Cole Gnetz exited the game after reaching 101 pitches on the day, being replaced by Liam Jenkins (Arizona State) in the seventh. Jenkins wasn’t in the game for long, as Nick Horvath (Florida) was called out of the bullpen with two outs in the inning. Horvath was able to get out of the seventh unscathed and managed to hold the Bullfrogs scoreless through the ninth inning.

The Chinooks threatened in the bottom of the ninth off of Bullfrogs’ reliever Logan Elliot (Mississippi State), but couldn’t produce anything with the bases loaded, forcing the contest into extra innings.

The Bullfrogs threatened right away in the top of the tenth. Quincy Nielporte (Florida State) singled to right to lead off the inning. Chris Botsoe (Louisville) came into the game to pinch run for Nielporte and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Jonah Davis (California). Nick Horvath was then replaced by Jack Landwehr (Illinois State), and Landwehr was able to induce to ground outs to short to keep the game tied at 2-2 going into the bottom of the tenth.

Neither offense could brake the tie until the Chinooks finally struck against Bullfrogs’ reliever Peter Castillo (Palm Beach State College) in the bottom of the thirteenth. Owen Miller (Illinois State) lead off the inning with a triple in the right center gap, and then Darius Sewell (Georgia State) stepped up and roped an RBI single to center to give the Chinooks a 3-2 victory in walk-off fashion.

Jack Landwehr was awarded his first win of the year after holding the Bullfrogs to only one hit in his 3.1 innings of work. Peter Castillo was issued his first loss of the season after giving up two hits and the game winning run in the bottom of the thirteenth.

With the win the Chinooks improve their record to 2-3 in the second half and 17-24 overall on the season. The Bullfrogs drop to 1-4 during the second half with the loss and move to 16-25 on the season.

The Chinooks travel to Green Bay to face off against the Bullfrogs once again on Monday at 6:35 pm.

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.