Wausau, WI- The Chinooks came into tonight’s matchup riding a three-game win streak. The first extended winning streak of the season. It would be the second game of a two-game series against the Wisconsin Woodchucks.
The Chinooks would send Aaron Ras to the mound. The Woodchuck would send Beau Nichols to the mound to face the Lakeshore offense.
The Chinooks would strike first as Mike Trautwein would start things off with a single to right field. Griffin Doersching would double to left and Trautwein would score. The Chinook have scored early in games before but look to make it a more consistent happening in games to come.
The Woodchucks would come to plate looking to get the run back. They did that and more. After two walks, the Woodchucks would push across run after an errant throw from the Chinook shortstop. Another run would come across the plate after Ras walked his third batter of the inning.
The Woodchucks would strike again in the bottom of the third inning. With one out in the inning, Santino Miozzi, of the Woodchucks, would come to the plate. The Woodchucks would try a double steal and the Chinook catcher would commit an error. This would push across another run and the Chinooks were behind by two runs. In the following inning, the Woodchucks would push across another run and the lead was up to 4-1.
It would be a quick next three innings as not much offensively would happen between the two teams. Ras finished with 4.0 IP, 1 ER, 5 walks, and 2 strikeouts. Jarod large would come in to work relief for the Chinooks. He would only give up three hits in his three innings of work and record one strikeout.
The top of the eighth is where the Chinooks were making their “last stand” if you will. Two walks would start of the inning and the Chinooks would be in business. The Chinooks would draw another walk and the bases would be loaded with no outs. Trautwein would come to the plate looking to do major damage. He would rope a single to center field and the Chinooks started to chip away at the Woodchuck lead. The late inning rally would be short lived as the next three batters would be retired in order.
The Woodchucks would be held scoreless in the eight and the Chinooks would come to bat in the ninth. Jake Artz would draw a walk with two outs but that would be all for the Chinooks.
Ras took the loss. He moves to 1-4 on the season. The Chinooks travel to Green Bay to take on the Booyah in an away/home two-game set. They travel to Green Bay tomorrow and they are back at Kapco park on Friday night.