Chinooks Break Out Brooms in Wausau
Wausau, WI- The Chinooks and Woodchucks finished up a two-game set last night at Athletic Park. After a slow start to the second half of the season, Lakeshore looks to be back on track.
Mitchell DeCovich would take the mound for Lakeshore. He came into last night’s game with a 6.00 ERA.
The first two innings were uneventful as both teams would not cross the plate. Action would get started in the bottom of the third as Adam Frank, of the Wisconsin Woodchucks, drove a two-run home run over the fence for the first runs of the game. Lakeshore would come to the plate looking answer Wisconsin’s two runs.
After a single by Nathan Aide and a walk by Jake Thompson, Griffin Doersching would come to the plate and drive in Aide with a single to right field. Troy Black would follow with a single of his own and Jake Thompson would score. With the game tied and the bases loaded, Jake Artz would come to the plate. He would walk and another run would cross the plate for Lakeshore. Another single, this time by Cole Barr, would drive in another run. David Dunn would step to the plate and shoot a single to right field. He would drive in Barr and Artz. At the top of the fourth inning the Chinooks led the Woodchucks 6-2.
The Woodchucks would get one run back in the bottom of the fourth. Lakeshore would not muster any runs in the fifth and the Woodchucks would push across two more runs in their side of the fifth. After getting out of the inning DeCovich would be pulled from the game. DeCovich finished with five innings pitched, six strikeouts, and two earned runs. Overall, it was a decent start for the Lakeshore starter.
Tony Grabowske would be called in for relief for the Chinooks. Lakeshore would not score in the sixth and Grabowske would give up one run in the sixth and that run would tie the game at six. The seventh proved to uneventful for both teams as no runs would cross the plate. That would change in the top of the eighth as the Chinooks would take the lead.
Cole Barr would hit another home run and that would give Lakeshore the lead in the top of the eighth. Lakeshore would put the pressure on the Woodchucks and a wild pitch by the Woodchucks pitcher would allow another run not cross the plate.
Tony Grabowske would finish the game with two strike outs, 2 and third innings pitched, and giving up only one run. James Hulbert would sub in for Grabowske and he would go for the save.
After getting out the eighth inning, the chinooks would add on four more runs in the top of the ninth inning. After putting more traffic on the base paths, David Dunn would hit a sacrifice fly to right to drive in Troy Black. Jake Thompson and Gunner Hellstrom would drive in the three other runs and the lead was 12-6 Chinooks.
Hulbert would work a 1-2-3 inning and the Chinooks would win 12-6. This a start of a two-game win streak for Lakeshore. Hulbert would record the save and Grabowske would get the win.
Lakeshore travels to Green Bay to take on the Booyah. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.
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