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Chinooks Offense Powers Past Booyah

By Kevin Mackey
Green Bay, WI – After a 12-2 beat down of the Booyah on Saturday night in a game that featured a fog delay. The Chinooks sent newcomer Jackson Mandella to the mound in Green Bay on Sunday afternoon for another game against Green Bay for the first start of his summer with the Chinooks. Lakeshore still sits in the middle of the pack of the Great Lakes West Divison of the Northwoods League, but time is ticking as they need to make a push for the playoffs with just 3 weeks left in the season. The Chinooks have a golden opportunity to make a run at the first-place spot with seven home games in the next seven days including a doubleheader on Wednesday.Green Bay jumped out to an early lead Nick Kreutzer sent a solo shot over the fence to lead off the 2nd inning. Following this, the Booyah strung together a few more hits resulting in 2 more runs and gave Green Bay an early 3-0 lead.

But the Chinooks didn’t turn over as they had a big inning of their own in the third. Four walks and three hits contributed to Lakeshore putting together a four-run inning to take the lead.

Green Bay took the lead with a solo home run from Chris Williams.

Lakeshore pulled ahead again in the 6th as two-out hitting came in clutch as single put two runners on for Troy Black. Black took the third pitch from Jacob Paulishak over the fence for a three-run home run that gave the Chinooks the lead.

The Chinooks sustained that lead through the end and turned it in for an 8-6 win over the Booyah to put them back at .500 for the second half of the season. With 21 hits combined between the two teams, the offense wasn’t lacking at all on Sunday afternoon as the Chinooks got their second win in a row.

The Chinooks now have seven games in seven days against Great Lakes West Division opponents that could give the Chinooks a great opportunity to jump up to the first-place spot in the division.

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.