Fond Du Lac, WI – After dropping two games at home against the Woodchucks, the Chinooks set out for a three-game road trip as they traveled to Fond Du Lac for a two-game weekend series against the Dock Spiders. The Chinooks had 9 hits on the game resulting in just three runs as they fall 5-3.
The Chinooks pitcher Trevor Tietz took the mound for the second time early in this 2019 Northwoods League season after he started and pitched just two innings in the season opener. Tietz settled in early with a three up and three down first inning, a second-inning feature a 6-4-3 double play leaving a runner stranded, and allowing just one runner to reach in the third via a walk.
Lakeshore got the offense started in the top of the third as centerfielder Jake Malec reached base on a one out single and quickly advanced to second on a wild pitch to Savier Pinelas. Later in the at-bat, Pinelas jumped on a 3-1 pitch driving it into left field and driving in Malec for the first run of the game.
Tietz ran into trouble in the fourth as the Dock Spider’s catcher Andrew Schleusner crushed a one-out double but got thrown out at home following a Jake Alexander single, who advanced to second on the play. A two-out single from Thomas Paulich scored Alexander from second knotting up the game at 1.
The Dock Spiders tacked on another running run in the bottom of the 5thmaking the score 2-1 in favor of the Dock Spiders.
Justin Olson jumped on the first pitch from Aaron Funk in the top of the seventh and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Following a single from Griffin Doersching and Olson stealing third. Olson tied up the game at 2 by scoring on an error by left fielder Cam McMillan.
Every time the Chinooks scored the Dock Spiders returned the favor soon after. That applied in the seventh as the Dock Spiders followed up the Chinooks one-run inning by returning the favor. The Dock Spiders tacked on three runs of their own as four Fond Du Lac players reached base on walks or hit by pitch.
Those three runs proved to be too much for the Chinooks, who scored one in the top of the eighth but couldn’t come all the way back. The Chinooks are back at it tomorrow against the Dock Spiders with first pitch coming at 1:05 PM in Fond Du Lac.
The Lakeshore Chinooks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 200 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 www.lakeshorechinooks.com 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.