Chinooks Offense Struggles in Loss
Green Bay, WI – After winning an extra-inning thriller in Green Bay at Capital Credit Union Park yesterday, the Chinooks returned to the diamond for the second and final game of the road series.
Pitching from starter Jarod Large and reliever Aaron Ras kept the Chinooks in the game allowing just 3 hits and 2 earned runs, Chinooks hitters couldn’t produce runs. Lakeshore recorded more than double Green Bay’s hit count, but those 7 hits on the evening produced a mere 1 run.
The Chinooks took the lead in the second inning as Austin Murr and Jeff Holtz reached base on a walk and a hit pitch, respectively. With 2 outs in the inning, a base hit from catcher Nathan Torres brought Murr to the plate giving the Chinooks a 1-0. That would be the Chinooks only lead of the game.
Booyah followed in the bottom of the second as walks to Nick Kreutzer and Blaise Maris put two on with no out. Later in the inning, a one-out single from Jarrett Ford tied the game at one. In the fourth, a two-out wild pitch by Aaron Ras to Booyah right-fielder Justin Greene scored Chris Williams.
This proved to be the game-winning run for the Booyah as they take the game 2-1 over the Chinooks.
Lack of offensive production continues to hurt the Chinooks as their defense time and time again keeps them within striking distance. Early on in the Northwood League season, the Chinooks find themselves sitting at last place in the Great Lakes West Division at 4-10 now 3 games back of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters.
The Chinooks continue on the road tomorrow for a doubleheader against the Fond Du Lac Dock Spiders, who took both games from the Chinooks at Kapco Park earlier this season. Lakeshore looks to revenge those two close home losses tomorrow with first pitch of Game 1 coming at 11:35 AM and Game 2 at 6:35 PM.
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