Chinooks Split Double-Header in Kenosha
By Nick Campe
Kenosha, WI— The Chinooks headed to Kenosha to play two seven-inning games to make up a rain-out last week.
In game one, the Chinooks had a comeback 6-3 win, but in game two, the Kingfish walked them off with a 2-1 victory.
Konnor Ash took the hill for game one, and only allowed 2 earned runs and striking out six over five innings, earning his 2nd win of the season.
After five stagnant innings, the Chinooks offense came alive with a four-run sixth thanks to Cole Turney and Jack Dunn
With the bases loaded, Turney launched a two-RBI double down the left field line, plating Ronald Sweeny and Christian Boulware to tie things at 2.
Then, Dunn added on with a two-RBI single of his own to give Lakeshore a 4-2 lead.
Turney added some more insurance in the seventh with his second two-RBI double of the day to make it 6-2 in favor of the Chinooks.
Griffin Dey also provided a nice spark in the middle of the order, finishing 3-4 with one run scored.
Joe Gahm held onto the lead the offense gave him, finishing the final two innings only allowing one hit and earning his second save.
In game two, despite Kevin Tibor’s two earned runs over 6.2 innings, the offense struggled with only one hit and one run behind him.
Tied 1-1 in the seventh inning, Tibor trotted to try and take the game into extra innings.
He easily disposed of Jack Weileer to lead things off, getting him to ground out, but ran into trouble after a Ben Troike single and Cade Cabbiness double.
Cabbiness almost ended the game with his double, but the searing line drive he hit over the head of Turney in left field one-hopped into the first row of the outfield stands.
With runners on second and third, Tibor kept his same calm demeanor on the mound and produced one of the best pitches of the summer.
On a 2-2 count, he struck out Nick Elsen—his first strikeout of the night—and almost got out of the jam.
But Bryce Carter, apparently, didn’t want to play any more baseball today. The Stanford catcher found a hole on the right side of the infield, just past the diving glove of Jim Govern, for a walk-off single.
It was a heck of a debut for Carter, who arrived late last night after a long all day car ride.
Lakeshore heads to Kalamazoo tomorrow for a two-game road trip. Jacob Lindemann will take the mound looking to get the Chinooks back in win column.
SIDE NOTE FROM LUIS: Luis Ferrer sat perfectly. He went 14 innings without moving once.