Green Bay Tries to Improve to .500
Ashwaubenon, WI – The Green Bay Booyah will attempt to get back to .500 tonight as they welcome the Woodchucks back to town for game two of a four game set.
The bats came alive in the late stages of last night’s game, with Alec Burns producing a big two run home run in the 8th inning to bring the Booyah even with the Woodchucks. In the ninth inning, Ty Olejnik lifted a ball deep into left field, allowing Matt McDonald to score from third and give the Booyah a 6-5 win.
The back end of the Green Bay bullpen has been hot since the start of the Fond du Lac series on July 10th. Over the past two games, in 11 innings pitched, the Booyah bullpen has allowed just two earned runs. In those 11 innings on the mound, Green Bay has collected 15 strikeouts, including five by Ben Hampton on Sunday in Wisconsin Rapids.
Left hander Benton Hart takes the mound tonight for the Booyah, making his second start of the 2020 year. The Dixie State freshman has seven strikeouts in six innings pitched, with only one walk allowed. First pitch is set for 6:35pm, with pregame on WOCO 107.1 FM starting at 6:25.
Photos provided by Justin Nuoffer.
The Green Bay Booyah are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 26th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS), as well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.booyahbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Booyah as your favorite team.