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Chinooks Offense Explodes in Win

Kenosha, WI – The Chinooks traveled to Kenosha for a home and home series against the Kenosha Kingfish for their first look at the Kingfish this season. The Chinooks continued to play great baseball by erupting for 15 runs on 12 hits against the Kingfish.The Kenosha Kingfish entered the game with a record of 14-24 and were just 3-7 in their last 10 games.The Chinooks didn’t wait long before jumping on Kingfish pitcher Kaleb Schmidt for runs. The Chinooks capitalized on a couple of errors and wild pitches from the Kingfish iin the first inning. A double from Nathan Aide in the first scored two putting the Chinooks ahead quickly and Aide scored two batters later as Ronnie Sweeny III drove him in on a double. All in all, the Chinooks had hit through the order while jumping out to a quick 5-0 lead and never looked back.The Chinooks sent Jesse Slinger to the mound against the Kingfish. Slinger made his Chinooks debut against the Green Bay Booyah last week while going 4 innings and allowing just one run. But his run in with the Kingfish was a little different, as the Kingfish also jumped on Slinger early. The Kingfish strung together hit after hit as they answered the 5 runs the Chinooks put up in the first inning with 4 of their own making the score 5-4.

The game slowed down until the top of the 4th.

The Chinooks offense started up again in the 4thas with no-outs and the bases loaded Mike Trautwein drove in two on a double making the score 7-4 effectively knocking out pitcher Kaleb Schmidt before getting an out in the 4th. Lakeshore’s offense wouldn’t stop as Sweeny III hit a double in the gap scoring Aide and Trautwein and Sweeny III scored on a fielder’s choice groundout to third base. A walk and a hit-by-pitch loaded the bases and a bases loaded walk scored another run for the Chinooks.

The Chinooks added on 6 runs in the 4thinning making the score 11-4 in favor of the Chinooks.

The Chinooks had taken the lead for good. Lakeshore added another run in the 6th before adding 3 insurance runs in the top of the 9thbefore finishing off the Kingfish. The Kingfish responded with one run in the bottom of the 9th, but came up well short of a comeback as the Chinooks cruised to a 15-5 win over Kenosha.

The Kingfish pitching staff set a club record by walking 16 Chinooks batters.

The Chinooks had a strong offensive performance to power them past the Kingfish in a win that gave them their first win in the second half of the season but are 17-22 on the season.

The Chinooks play their second game of the season against the Kingfish on Saturday night with the first pitch coming at 6:35 PM back at home at Kapco Park.

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.