Chinooks Snap Rafters Five Game Win Streak, Split Series

Wisconsin Rapids struck out seven times in the last three innings

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI- The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (18-14) dropped their fourth game to the Lakeshore Chinooks (14-17) at Witter Field this season and snapped their five-game win streak.

The Rafters only got two hits in the last five innings and left four runners on base overall.

Jacob Hinderleider (Davidson) got the Rafters off to a hot start, blasting a ball over the left-center-field wall in the second inning. It was the third Rafters home run at Witter Field this season.

The Chinooks responded with a three-run top of the third, off starter Jack Gonzales (Dixie State). After two batters reached via walks, Josh Glenn brought them home with a three-run homer.

Wisconsin Rapids cut the deficit to one in the fourth after an RBI single from Andrew Duran (New Orleans), who had a two-hit night.

Lakeshore added an RBI single in the fifth that ousted Gonzales from the game. He went 4.1 innings, allowing four earned runs but did total six strikeouts.

Collin Kiernan (Kean) earned the final out of the inning and worked a scoreless 2.2 innings.

Nick Torres (Long Island) entered for the ninth time this season in the eighth. He allowed his first earned run of the season. Two total came home for Lakeshore in the half-inning.

Down 6-2 in the bottom of the ninth, the Rafters got only one base runner and struck out three times.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]