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Lakeshore Surges Late to Beat Green Bay

Mequon, WI- After traveling to Green Bay for a quick game against the Booyah, the Chinooks were back home to face the Booyah in this two-game series finally

 

The Chinooks would send new pitcher Jesse Slinger to the mound to face the Booyah. Slinger is a right-handed pitcher.  He is also currently in his senior year at Lock Haven University.

Slinger would start of the night by striking out the first Booyah batter of the night. His Lakeshore debut was off to good start. He would give up a single and hit a batter in his next two batters faced. He would strike out the next two batters and the Chinooks would come to the plate looking to strike first. The first two Chinooks batters would be retired, and Cameron Hart would make his way to the plate. He would line a hard-hit double to left field to get things going with two outs. Ronnie Sweeny III would work and there would be two one with two out. Gunner Hellstrom would strikeout and that would be it for the Chinooks in the first.

Slinger would struggle in second but would get the Booyah to fly out into a double play. Green Bay had a hit and run on and the Booyah batter popped out and the runner on second could not get back in time. With two outs, the Booyah would threaten once again with runners at first and second. This would lead to the Booyah’s first run of the game as the a single to right would bring in the run. The Booyah now had runners at first and third with two outs. Green Bay would try and steal second, but Mike Trautwien would throw out the runner at second. That would be it for Green Bay in the second.

Justin Olson would get the second inning started for the Chinooks by lining a single to outfield.  A sacrifice bunt by David Dunn would move Olson to second. Newly acquired outfielder Nathan Aide, would hit a ground ball to short stop, but the short stop would commit a throwing error. The Chinooks, with one out, would threaten with runners on the corners. Pinales would follow with a sharp liner to center field to score Olson. The Chinooks now had runners at first and second with one out. With two outs, Mike Trautwein would come to the plate. He would put a drive into the only pitch of the at bat. The ball would die a few feet short of the warning track and that would be it for the Chinooks in the second. The game would move to the third tied at one.

A single for the Booyah would get things started in the fourth inning. Slinger would balk and the runner would move to second. Slinger would follow the balk with another strikeout. A ground out to first would put two outs on the board. Slinger would walk another batter and there would be runners on the corners with two outs. A fly out would get the Chinooks out of trouble. Lakeshore would quickly have two outs in the fourth. Pinales and Barr would be hit by pitches in consecutive at bats. That would bring Trautwein to the plate. With Lakeshore threatening, Trautwien would ground out to second to end the inning.

Austin Edwards would sub in for Jesse Slinger in the top of the fifth. Slinger ended his debut with 1 earned run, five strikeouts, and only allowing three hits. Edwards would record the first out by making a very athletic play to beat the runner to first base. A hard-hit ball to center would be the second out of the inning for the Booyah. Edward would strikeout the last batter of the inning. With the score still tied at one, The Chinooks came to the plate looking to move out in front of the Booyah.

Cameron Hart would dig in looking to stay hot at the plate. Hart would ground out to second to start the second. Sweeny would follow with a strikeout. Hellstrom would follow with a fly out and Lakeshore would be turned away in the fifth.

Olson would lead off for Lakeshore in the bottom of the sixth inning. Olson would strikeout swinging to record the first out. David Dunn would make solid contact but fly out to center. Aide would record his first of the season in his next at bat. With two outs Savvier Pinales would come to the plate. He would single to right and Aide would move to third. The Chinooks were threating with two outs. Cole Barr would come to the plate. He would drive the ball to center, but it would run out of gas just short of the warning track.

The Booyah would draw a walk, but it would be short lived as the Booyah would hit into another double play. The Chinooks would get out of the inning courtesy of a ground out to third base. Trautwein would lead off for Lakeshore in the bottom of the seventh inning. Trautwein would ground to second but the second baseman would let it go through his legs for an error. Hart would follow with a fly out to right. The next two Lakeshore batters would be retired.

Green bay would start the eighth off with a pop out to first base. Edwards would be pulled after allowing a walk. Edwards struck out three and only have up one hit in three and third innings of work. Parker Kirkpatrick would be on to work in the eighth. Kirkpatrick would give up the lead, but the run would be charged to Edwards. Kirkpatrick would recover and get out of the inning down 2-1. Olson would start the inning with a walk. Dunn would follow with a sac-bunt and Olson moved to scoring position. Nathan Aide would follow with in an RBI single and the game would be tied at two. Pinales would step to the plate and he would proceed to pip out to second base. Barr followed with an infield hit and the Chinooks had runners at first and third with two outs. Mike Trautwein who had been quite all night dug in. A wild pitch and a throwing error by the catcher allowed the Chinooks to score two runs. Trautwein would strike out.

Will Klein would go for his fifth save of the year. Klein would strike out all three batters to secure his fifth save of the season.

Lakeshore moves to 13-19 on the season. The Chinooks take on the Wisconsin Woodchucks tomorrow night at 6:35 p.m. It is the start of a two-game set against the Woodchucks.

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.