Green Bay, WI – Despite the weather delay, the Chinooks still got their game in against the Booyah on Thursday night. Grant Hartwig took the mound for the Chinooks against the fourth place Booyah. The Chinooks got the 9-0 win with five insurance runs put on the board in the 9th inning and a combined one-hitter by the pitching staff.
The Chinooks hit the road along with many of the Chinooks front office and staff members for a game against the Booyah in Green Bay. The Chinooks pitching was the star of the night with Grant Hartwig leading the way allowing just one hit in his 5.2 innings of work. The bullpen continued the strong pitching with Ryan Schmit, Bailey Vuylsteke, and Will Klein working through the seventh through ninth innings. The pitching staff combined for 14 strikeouts on the night.
The Chinooks got the scoring started in the 3rd as singles from Bauer and Pinelas helped load the bases, followed by a walk to score the first run. A groundout to first base scored another run making the score 2-0.
Hartwig had everything working tonight on the mound as he worked a no-hitter into the six, but a single from Blaise Maris with two outs in the 6th put an end to Hartwig’s night as they turned to the bullpen to finish off the game. Hartwig finished with 8 of the Chinooks 14 strikeouts.
Savier Pinelas led the charge again in the 7th as he led off the inning with a single, and advanced to third quickly. Pinelas scored again as Mike Trautwein made a productive out as a groundout to second. Cameron Hart got the offense going again with two-outs as three straight singles from Hart, Sweeny III, and Hellstrom scored another making the score 4-0.
With Klein entering the game in the 9th looking to close out the game, the Chinooks padded their lead with a big five-run 9th inning making the lead 9-0 before Klein struckout two Booyah batters in the 9th closing out the game.
Tonight’s starting pitcher Grant Hartwig talked a couple of weeks ago in a postgame interview about building on his good starts and he appears to be doing exactly that by allowing just one hit in a 5.2 inning outing with 8 strikeouts.
The Chinooks move to 12-19 after the win in Green Bay tonight but still sit in the last place spot in the Great Lakes West Division. Lakeshore returns home to place the Booyah again tomorrow night at Kapco with the first pitch at 6:35 PM.
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