Chinooks Rain On Rats Sunday Parade
Take The Season Series With 12-1 Win
Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.-The Lakeshore Chinooks (43-13, 19-3) continued their offensive onslaught as they swept the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (20-36, 8-12) by the score of 12-1. Lakeshore scored 29 runs in the two game series as they won their ninth consecutive game overall.
For the second consecutive game, the Chinooks scored in the top of the 1st when Zach Bowers (Georgia) powered a two run home run out to right center with two outs to give Lakeshore a 2-0 lead right off the bat. Lakeshore would play home run derby all night as they hit four round trippers over the course of the contest.
The Rafters would cut into the lead in the bottom of the second when Ricky Ramirez (University of Illinois at Chicago) hit his first double of the season to drive in Campbell Wear (UC Santa Barbara). However, the Rafters could never keep the Chinooks down as Lakeshore scored at least once in the first four innings.
They were aided by an outstanding pitching performance from starter Shaun Anderson (Florida). Anderson settled down after an erratic first couple of innings to at one point retire 16 consecutive Rafters in his seven and a third innings pitched. The righty also struck out six and scattered four hits.
The Rafters had to use five pitchers in an effort to hold down Lakeshore as the Chinooks took the season series with Sunday’s victory. Wisconsin Rapids’ home stand continues Monday as the Kalamazoo Growlers will visit historic Witter Field. It is Social Media Monday as fans who interact with the Rafters online will have chances to win neat prizes. First pitch is at 7:05 pm.
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.raftersbaseball.com.