Fond Du Lac, WI- Mitchell DeCovich would get the nod for the one game road trip against the Dock Spiders. DeCovich would work four and a third innings. He would give up four runs, allow two walks, record two strikeouts. His ERA would stand at 5.79 by the end of the game.
It would be a quick first inning for both teams, as the top of the orders would be retired quickly. Moving into the second inning, the Chinooks and the Dock Spiders would get runners on, but both teams would be turned away in their innings of work.
Moving to third inning the Chinooks looked to continue their offense from last night. A single from Jeff Holtz would give the Chinooks hope in the third, but the next three Chinooks batters would be retired. The Dock Spiders would threaten in the third be would be turned away by the Chinooks pitching.
In fourth inning, the Lakeshore offense would once again be tuned away. They would get one runner on but fail to get him around to score. It would be the same for the Fond Du lac Dock Spiders. They would get one runner on courtesy of an error but fail to score in the fourth inning.
The Chinooks would threaten in the fifth. Jeff Holtz would single, and a wild pitch would allow Holtz to advance to second base. Justin Olson would draw a walk, but Cole Barr would hit into a 1-6-3 double play which would end the inning for the Chinooks.
A triple by Cam McMillan would get the fifth inning stated for the Dock Spiders. Charlie Maxwell would single in McMillan and Fond Du Lac would have the lead. The Dock Spiders would go onto score five runs in the fifth inning This would be the deciding inning the game. The five runs the Dock Spiders would score, would end up being the deciding factor of the game.
The Chinooks would get one run back in the sixth as Griffin Doerching would hit a single and Mike Trautwein would score on his hit. That would be all for the Chinooks and they would trail by four runs going into the bottom of the sixth inning. The Dock Spiders would be turned away in their half of the inning and the score would remain the same. That score would be 5-1 in favor of the Dock Spiders.
In the seventh inning the Chinooks would turn away in order. It would look like the Dock Spiders would get some insurance runs, but after a single and a walk, the Dock Spiders would be turned away. Things would not change much in the eighth as both teams would struggle to get runners into scoring position. Both teams would not score in the eighth inning.
It would do or die for the Chinook’s in the top of the ninth. Griffin Doersching would walk with one out and it seemed like the rally would be on. David Dunn would follow with a walk and it would be a promising start for the Chinooks. A strikeout out and a fly out would end the Chinooks hope of rallying the ninth. The game would end 5-1 in favor of the Dock Spiders.
Lakeshore takes on Fond Du Lac tomorrow at 1:35 pm tomorrow.
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