Play Between Chinooks, Bombers Suspended
Mequon, WI- Play between the Lakeshore Chinooks and the Battle Creek Bombers has been suspended due to weather. When play stopped, the Bombers were leading the Chinooks, 5-0, in the top of the 4th inning.
The Bombers would jump out to the early 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning, thanks to a Tom Stoffel RBI double that was smoked into the left-center gap. Alex Howard, who singled right before the Stoffel double, came around to score, giving the Bombers the early advantage. The Chinooks looked to strike back in the bottom of the 1st, as Lakeshore loaded the bases, but Bombers’ starter, Andrew Click, was able to get out of the inning unscathed.
The top of the 2nd featured the Bombers adding 4 more runs to their lead. Chinooks’ starter, Zach Spears (Miami-Ohio), loaded up the bases and ended up walking Alex Howard, which brought home Winston Welch from 3rd. Later in the inning, another Bomber had an opportunity with the bases loaded, with Tom Stoffel coming to the plate.
Stoffel cashed in on this golden opportunity, clearing the bases on a double, scoring Alec Trela, Nikola Vasic, and Alex Howard. Stoffel was thrown out trying to stretch the double into a triple, but the damage was already done, plating 3 runs, giving the Bombers a commanding 5-0 lead.
The game will conclude the next time the Battle Creek Bombers visit Kapco Park on August 10th. The game will resume at 3:30pm with the originally scheduled game starting at it's intended time of 6:35pm or 30 minutes following the first game. Game 2 will be a 7 inning contest.
Fans with tickets from the June 22nd game can redeem their tickets for the scheduled make-up game or any remaining regular season home game. Rain exchanges can be performed at our office in Grafton (983 Badger Circle) or at the Ticket King Stadium Box Office on game nights when gates open.
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 www.lakeshorechinooks.com 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.