Chinooks Fall to Rivets, 3-2


Mequon, WI- The Lakeshore Chinooks (9-6) were defeated by the Rockford Rivets Saturday night, as the Rivets came out on top, 3-2.

The Rivets jumped out to the early lead in this one, thanks to a Neal Tyrell RBI single in the top of the 1st, plating Hunter Feduccia after he hit a ground-rule double earlier in the inning.

The Chinooks wasted no time to retaliate, as Matthew Mika (Central Florida) singled to lead off the game for the Chinooks in the bottom of the 1st, and later came around to score on a Joe Duncan (Eastern Illinois) sacrifice fly, tying the game at 1.

A Matthew Mika sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 2nd inning plated Daniel DeSimone (Oklahoma State), after DeSimone singled earlier in the inning. The run gave Lakeshore a 2-1 lead over the Rivets.

Hunter Feduccia gave the Rivets the lead in the top half of the 5th, plating Zach Rheams and Anthony Forte on a 2-run double, as Rockford took the 3-2 lead.

The pitching staff of the Rivets silenced the bats of the Chinooks for most of the game, as Lakeshore didn’t record a base hit from the 3rd to the 7th inning, as the offense managed just two runs in total.

This game featured two starting pitchers who were both impressive, as both Austin Jones (UW-Whitewater) and Jeffrey Barton went at least six innings.

For the Rivets, Jeffrey Barton lasted six innings, allowing just two runs on five hits, while walking none and striking out one, as he earned the victory.

For the Chinooks, Austin Jones took the loss, as he allowed three runs on six hits over 6.1 innings, while walking one and striking out four.

Austin Jones continues to be a nice addition for the Chinooks, as his season ERA now sits at a sparkling 3.05. In his four starts with the team, Jones has walked just five batters over 20.2 innings.

Lakeshore will call upon Cyrillo Watson (Illinois) to get back in the win column, as Watson carries a dazzling 2.53 ERA into his start on Sunday afternoon.

The Lakeshore Chinooks (9-6) will face off against the Rivets again tomorrow at 4:05 in Rockford with Cyrillo Watson on the mound for the Chinooks looking to split the 2-game series with Rockford.

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 180 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.