Feduccia shines again as Rivets down ‘Chucks
Hunter Feduccia rounds third base for the Rivets on Friday night. Rockford defeated Wisconsin, 11-4, behind Feduccia's outstanding night at the plate. Photo courtesy of Doug Timmermann of JK Richards Photography.
LOVES PARK, Ill. – After a narrow loss against the Woodchucks on Thursday, Rockford was able to bounce back Friday night.
Hunter Feduccia (LSU) shined again and the Rivets’ pitching was able to hold Wisconsin (18-27) to four runs as Rockford (23-21) defeated the Woodchucks 11-4 on Friday night.
The Rivets found themselves in an early 1-0 hole, but they were able to keep up early on. Hunter Feduccia (LSU) scored in the bottom of the 1st and the bottom of the 3rd for Rockford as the Woodchucks and Rivets were locked in early, 2-2.
After the 3rd inning, Rockford was able to take control. Feduccia drove in Ryan Hutchinson (Illinois State) before scoring himself in the 4th inning to give Rockford a 4-2 lead.
In the 5th, Feduccia drove in Trevor Paradoski (Texas Tech), adding to Rockford’s lead, and giving Rockford pitching enough cushion for the remaining innings.
Rockford scored three runs in both the 6th and 7th inning thanks to Wisconsin errors. The Woodchucks was only able to manage four runs total over the course of the night as they fell 11-4.
Michael Kaska (Wisconsin-Whitewater) got the victory with four innings pitched in relief of Brandon Nowak (Oakton). Feduccia finished the night with four hits, four runs, and two RBI.
Tomorrow, Rockford travels to Wisconsin Rapids for a two-game series before the All-Star Break Monday through Wednesday. The next home game for the Rivets is Thursday, July 20 for another Thirsty Thursday! You can order your Rivets tickets today by calling the Rockford Rivets ticket office at 815.240.4159.
The Rockford Rivets are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League, which will play its 24th season of summer collegiate baseball in 2017. The Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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, 180 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals), two-time World Champion Ben Zobrist (Chicago Cubs) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (Boston Red Sox), Jordan Zimmermann (Detroit Tigers), Curtis Granderson (New York Mets) and Lucas Duda (Mets). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website, NorthwoodsLeague.com.