Latest News

Published On: July 8th, 2022

Mequon, WI – The Chinooks fell to the Dock Spiders in their first home game of the second half of the season on Friday despite having an early lead.  

The Dock Spiders (3-0) took down the Chinooks (2-1) with a final score of 5-2 after trailing the Chinooks 2-0 heading into the second inning. 

The Chinooks gained their 2-0 lead off a Garrett Martin single to center field and a John Bay sacrifice fly ball. Martin is one of four Chinooks selected to play in the 2022 Northwoods League All-Star game. 

Fond Du Lac capitalized on the Chinooks errors as a baserunner scored after reaching on an error in the second inning making it a one-run game. 

Scott Rouse (1-2, 3.10 ERA) got the start on the mound for the Chinooks, pitching four innings. Rouse allowed three runs on four hits and had two strikeouts. 

The Chinooks were able to find runners aboard in the third inning on a leadoff double by Matthew Deprey. The Chinooks were left stranded as the last two batters went down on strikes. Deprey was also selected to play in the Northwoods League All-Star game that will take place on July 19 at 7 p.m. in Wisconsin Rapids. 

In the fourth inning, the Dock Spiders took advantage of the Chinook errors once again. After Jackson Loftin found himself aboard on an error, he stole second, third and then scored on a fielder’s choice tying the game. The Dock Spiders took a 3-2 lead after scoring the go-ahead run off the third Chinook error of the game. 

Lakeshore was held hitless until the sixth inning meanwhile the Dock Spiders continued to build on their lead. With bases loaded just a small hit to second base scored another run for Fond Du Lac taking a 4-2 lead. 

“We did not cause enough pressure as the game went on, we had one inning where we had a couple guys in scoring position and less than two outs but…I thought we gave into some pitches early and some hitter counts that we shouldn’t have,” said head coach Travis Akre. “Overall, though just not enough pressure on the base paths.” 

The Chinooks held the Dock Spiders from increasing their lead in the seventh leaving two runners stranded after they reached on walks. 

Colin Dailey (0-1, 4.26 ERA) came into pitch in the seventh inning for the Chinooks. Dailey appeared in his fourth game as a Chinook pitching one inning allowing no runs on no hits and had two strikeouts. 

Although the Chinooks didn’t have any hits, two runners worked their counts against the Dock Spiders pitcher in the top of the seventh earning walks with no outs. The trend continued for the Chinooks as they were stranded in scoring position. 

Xander Rojahn and Luke Schafer also appeared on the mound for the Chinooks both pitching two innings. Rojahn allowed one run on one hit and had two strikeouts. Schafer allowed one run on three hits and had one strikeout. 

“The downfall today was getting those two early and just kinda coasted and against a good team like that you have to be able to get guys on and move them around we just didn’t,” said Akre. 

After sitting the Chinooks down in order in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Dock Spiders added on the insurance runs in the ninth off back-to-back doubles taking a lead of 5-2. 

The Chinooks looked to start a ninth inning rally but lacked the hits as they fell to the Dock Spiders 5-2. 

The Chinooks will head to Fond Du Lac tomorrow taking on the Dock Spiders in game two at 6:35 p.m.