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Published On: June 5th, 2017


Grafton, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks (3-4) fell to the Kenosha Kingfish 3-2 in 14 innings. At the start of the game, the wind was very strong, blowing in from center, making it very difficult for any balls to carry in the outfield. This was evident in the score of the game, with the first three innings not seeing any runs cross the board.

The scoring started in the bottom half of the 4th inning, and all began with a Zach Biermann (Polk State) leadoff single, which was followed by a Jacob Richardson (Southern Arkansas) double. Daniel DeSimone (Oklahoma State) hit a sacrifice fly, which scored Biermann, to give the Chinooks a 1-0 lead. The Chinooks tacked on another run on a Caleb Dean (Lamar) RBI single, driving in Richardson and giving Lakeshore a 2-0 advantage.

Kenosha got its revenge on the Chinooks in the top of the 6th with a Tyler Paulsen two-run double, which drove in Jack Yalowitz and Mike Madej and tied the game at 2.

In a scary scene in the bottom of the 8th, Chinooks’ star Zach Biermann was hit in the helmet by a pitch from Riley Pelischek that got away from him. Lakeshore pitcher Erik Eggert (Saint Xavier) came in to pinch-run, while Daniel DeSimone took over at first base after Biermann had to leave the game.

Neither team could get a run on the board, as the game went all the way to 14 innings. In the top of the 14th, Anthony Warneke got to second base after a missed catch by Brian Sobieski (Davenport), who later scored on a Jack Yalowitz two-out double, giving the Kingfish the 3-2 lead.

In the bottom half of the 14th, Kenosha reliever Alex Manasa took over and retired the Chinooks 1-2-3, handing Lakeshore its third straight loss.

Chinooks’ starter Sam Lund (Madison College) pitched six solid innings, allowing two runs on four hits, while walking two and striking out two, while Kody Matthews (Marshall), Jacob Richardson, and Royce Ando (Michigan State) each contributed two hits for Lakeshore.

The Lakeshore Chinooks (3-4) head to Kenosha tomorrow to take on these same Kingfish as Cyrillo Watson takes the hill in search for his second win of the season.

The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 170 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  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 or on Google Play and set the Chinooks as your favorite team.