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Chinooks Swept by Rafters

Mequon, Wis.- 

A two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Raptors the lead and with one last chance to rally at the plate, the Chinooks fell 6-4 in game two of the series against Wisconsin Rapids. 

The Raptors racked up four combined runs in the first, fourth and sixth innings giving them a 4-0 lead over the Chinooks. 

George Klassen got the start on the mound for the Chinooks. Klassen faced nine batters, allowing two runs on one hit and four strikeouts. Xander Rojahn came in soon after and struck out four batters allowing one run on three hits. 

The Chinooks slowly rallied the four unanswered runs late, ending the Raptors hopes of a perfect game. 

A new pitcher would see the mound for the Chinooks before he started a sit-down trend alongside the Chinooks defense. Jackson Reid came in to strike out two batters and allowed one run on one hit.   

In the bottom of the sixth, the Chinook bats started to rise at the plate. A two-out pop to shallow center field by Josh Williams put a Chinooks runner across the plate scoring their first run of the game. 

The Chinooks sat the Raptors down 1,2,3 at the top of the seventh inning sending them into what would be their rally innings. The Chinooks scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh due to an Aiden Longwell RBI sacrifice fly, a Bryce Stober two-out double to the corner fence of right field and the momentum shifted sides of the ballpark. 

The Raptors were put down in order off three fly outs as the Chinooks headed into the bottom of their comeback inning. Marcus Cline led off for the Chinooks and took a free base after he was hit by a pitch. After Cline advanced into scoring position off his second stolen base of the season, he was brought home by his teammate Matthew Deprey singling to right field making the score even at four.

Starting off the top of the ninth inning was a four straight ball walk by Chinooks pitcher, Kanan Butler. Brendan Bobo would step up to the plate sending his second ball over the Chinooks fence but this time bringing his teammate home to take a 6-4 lead over the Chinooks. 

With their last opportunity at the plate the Chinooks slipped into their beginning game trends and lacked contact with the ball. The Raptors sat the Chinooks down in order handing them their third loss in a row. 

Lakeshore is back on the road Sunday for a one-day trip to Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m.