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Woodchucks lose to Chinooks 9-4, fall behind 1-0 in playoff series

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In game one of the Northwoods League South Division playoffs, the Wisconsin Woodchucks fell to the Lakeshore Chinooks 9-4 Monday night at Athletic Park.

The Woodchucks jumped out to an early 3-0 lead following a bases clearing double from Zak Leighton in the bottom of the 3rd inning. However, the Chinooks would even the score in the top of the 5th, scoring three runs on just one hit in the inning.

With the game tied 3-3 in the 6th, Lakeshore got an RBI single from Luke Meeteer to give the Chinooks a 4-3 lead. The score would remain the same until the bottom of the 8th inning when Lakeshore brought in pitcher Jake Tuttle, who hadn't given up an earned run in 26 innings. Ryan Howard ended that streak with an RBI single that scored Brendon Hayden, tying the game at four.

Lakeshore would blow the game open in the top of the 9th inning. With Patrick Kenny in to pitch for the 'Chucks, Lakeshore's Brett Siddall broke the 4-4 tie with an RBI single to right field. A few batters later, Zack Bowers crushed a grand slam off John Roberts to give the Chinooks a commanding 9-4 lead.

The Woodchucks were unable to rally in the bottom half of the 9th, falling to the Chinooks 9-4. Lakeshore now has a 1-0 lead in the best-of-three game series. The Woodchucks face elimination Tuesday night in Mequon. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.

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