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Published On: August 2nd, 2018

After a marathon game one loss, the Lakeshore Chinooks fell 9-2 in a curfew shortened six innings in game two against the Kenosha Kingfish.

The loss dropped the Chinooks to 27-34 on the season and 11-15 in the second half.

They are now 6.5 games back of the first place Kingfish for the second half title and four games back of the fourth and final playoff spot.

Wednesday night started as a pitchers duel. Mason Madlinski, in his Chinooks debut, cruised through two innings not allowing a hit but ran into trouble in the third. 

Three singles, a walk and a hit by pitch later, and when the dust settled it was 4-0 Kenosha.

That’s when the Chinooks threw in the towel.

After a full day of baseball that featured three pitchers throwing over 75 pitches in game one, including Aidan Wojciehowski who threw 115, field manager Travis Akre turned to the position players to get the final outs.

Takahiro Yamada was the first one to take the mound, and it didn’t go well at all.

He did not get an out and gave up four hits, and five earned runs including a moonshot home run off the bat of Marty Bechina.

For Bechina, it was his second of the day after hitting a grand slam in the top of the 14th inning of game one.

Dallas Beaver came into relieve Yamada and turned out to be the only pitcher of the Chinooks six used not to allow a run, hit or walk. He set down six straight Kingfish hitters before the game was called due to curfew.

The rule in Kenosha is they cannot start an inning after 11:30 due to a city ordinance about the PA system and the lights.

Today, the Chinooks head to Madison for a single road game. They have yet to win in Madison and are 0-6 on the season against the Mallards.

Kevin Tibor gets the start hoping to bounce back from a rough outing against the Rapids Rafters last time.