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Published On: July 17th, 2018

Madison, WI – The second game of the Tuesday doubleheader against the Madison Mallards resulted in a 2-1 walk-off win for Madison over the Chinooks. The Mallards pitching dominated the Lakeshore lineup, twirling a seven inning no hitter.

Due to it being the second game of a doubleheader, the game was only lasted seven innings. With the game tied at one heading into the bottom of the seventh, the turned the game over to Nick Campe. A leadoff single by Drew Over started the Mallards inning, and he was advanced on a Jesse Forestell sacrifice bunt. Campe then intentionally walked Tyler Plantier to bring up Trevor Boone. Then on a 0-1 pitch, Boone ripped a double to left field, scoring Ober and winning the game for the Mallards.

Chinooks starter Jacob Lindemann pitched well, only giving up one run over six innings. Lindemann has given Lakeshore a reliable arm in the starting rotation as of late, lowering his ERA to 5.06 on the season. Considering his ERA was at 12.00 back on June 16th, the turnaround for Lindemann has been important for the Chinooks as they build their rotation.

Even with the solid start for Lindemann, Mallards starter Brian Morrell was even better. He went five innings, allowing one unearned run on no hits and three walks. The Chinooks only scored in the top of the third, after a one out walk to DJ Lee resulted in some interesting plays. Lee stole second, and advanced to third on an error by the catcher. Then after a ground ball by Jim Govern was thrown away by the Mallards shortstop, Lee was able to cross the plate and score, tying the game at one.

Jonah Smith held the Chinook hitless the last two innings of the game, preserving the no-hitter for Madison. The Chinooks offense was stifled by Mallard pitching in both games today, as the only hit was the Jack Dunn bunt single in game one of the doubleheader. Lakeshore stranded five in the night game after stranding nine total in the early game. But it’s telling that the Chinooks were unable to actually score on a hit in either game, scoring on a double steal in game one, followed by the errors in game two.

After roaring out of the gate in the second half, starting out 6-0, they have faltered a bit lately, going 2-5 in their last eight games. The Chinooks are now on a three game losing streak as well, and have been outscored 26 to 8 over that stretch.

The Chinooks return home tomorrow evening, as they look to find some offensive success against the Mallards. Lakeshore has yet to win against Madison this season, now 0-5 against the first half winners. Madison has outscored the Chinooks 29 to 12 over those five games. Brendan McGuigan (2-1, 3.58 ERA) gets the start for the Chinooks, with the first pitch coming at 6:35 PM.