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Published On: July 18th, 2018

Mequon, WI – The Lakeshore Chinooks fell to 0-6 on the season against the Madison Mallards after a 3-0 loss at Kapco Park Wednesday night. Since beginning the second half of the season 6-0, the Chinooks are 2-6 in their last eight games. With the loss, they fall to under .500 overall, at 24-25.

Right-hander Brendan McGuigan made his eighth start of the season for the Chinooks, and threw 101 pitches in six innings on the mound. Shaky defense and a dormant offense spoiled his first quality start in over a month. His six innings were his longest start since June 14. He allowed three runs, but only two were earned as Lakeshore committed four errors in the field behind him.

In the third inning, a fielding error by third baseman Griffin Dey came around to score, and a throwing error by second baseman Jim Govern allowed another run to score the next inning. McGuigan struck out a season-high eight batters. He received zero runs of support a night after the Chinooks were no-hit by the Mallards in Madison.

Though Lakeshore’s offense managed to get into the hit column, it failed to come through with a clutch hit to make a dent on the scoreboard. The Chinooks had runners in scoring position in the first, second, fifth, and sixth innings, but failed to score.

Lakeshore collected five hits total, three courtesy of catcher Dallas Beaver. The Chinooks lineup, notorious for working counts and drawing walks, managed only two base on balls against Madison’s pitching staff. None of the Chinooks five hits went for extra bases.

The Chinooks travel to Rockford for a doubleheader against the Rivets tomorrow. The first game will begin at 5:05 p.m. with Brandon Komar making his first start of the season. Game two begins at 8:05 p.m. with Marco Boricich on the mound, also making his first start of the summer.

The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  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.