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Chinooks Offense Silenced

By Kevin Mackey

Green Bay, WI – With the Chinooks officially eliminated from the playoffs last night at Kapco Park, the Chinooks traveled to Green Bay to face off with the Booyah for the final time this season. Despite allowing just one earned run, the Chinooks fall to the Booyah in their final trip to Green Bay this season.

Lakeshore sent Jacob Schellpfeffer to the mound allowing four runs, but just one run was determined to be earned with one walk.

Back to back walks in the first inning put Myers and Thompson on first and second for the Chinooks. Following a Griffin Doersching single that loaded the bases, a passed ball scored the first run.

That proved to be it for the Chinooks as they had just four more hits the rest of the game and couldn’t put up any more runs.

Green Bay took that run back in the bottom of the third when Cooper Morrison’s two-out single put a runner on. Morrison stole second and scored on another single from Blaise Maris ties the game at 1.

Jacob Buchberger leadoff single and an error put a runner on second for the Booyah. A sacrifice fly advanced the runner to third, after a walk to Conner Goodman, back to back singles from Mike Ferri and Mike Ruggiero scored two more runs putting the Chinooks up 4-1.

The Chinooks had opportunities to try and mount a comeback in the 6th and 8th put leadoff doubles from Trent Bauer and Griffin Doersching in those innings respectively didn’t result in any runs for the Chinooks.

Griffin Doersching had another great night at the plate for Lakeshore as he went 2 for 4 with a double and a single that helped lead to the Chinooks only run of the night.

Luke Sommerfeld came on in for two innings in relief and struck out three batters.

The Chinooks return to Kapco Park tomorrow for a weekend series against the first-place Wisconsin Rapids Rafters with first pitch at 6:35 PM.

In addition to the matchup with the Rafters, Kapco Park and the Lakeshore Chinooks play host to the MACC Fund Celebrity Softball Game and Homerun Derby on Saturday. Festivities will start with the Homerun Derby at 12 PM and the Softball game at 1 PM.

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.