The Rafters scored just one run, their fewest runs on the road this season.
MEQUON, WI- The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (20-19) fell to the Lakeshore Chinooks (17-20) along the shores of Lake Michigan 3-1 Thursday evening.
The Rafters struck first in the top of the second inning. Andrew Duran (New Orleans) led off the inning with a line drive base hit into center field. Marco Castillo (Claremont-McKenna) followed with a base hit and advanced Duran to third. Duran then scored the lone Rafter run of the game on a fielder’s choice.
Ben Schoneman (Colorado School of Mines) was terrific for Wisconsin Rapids. The righty starter twirled five innings of one run baseball striking out four.
The Chinooks scratched across a run in the fifth to tie the ballgame at one. The home squad took a 3-1 lead in the sixth after back-to-back walks and a bases clearing triple off the Rafter bullpen.
Hunter Waldis (Seton Hall) and Nick Torres (Long Island) kept the Chinooks scoreless over the final two and a third innings. EJ Exposito (Long Island) led Rafters hitting efforts with a base hit and two walks. Wisconsin Rapids finished with five hits and had just one hit and three baserunners overall in the final five innings.
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