Loggers Sweep Woodchucks 3-2

The La Crosse Loggers continued their winning ways Monday evening in Wausau by defeated the Woodchucks, 3-2.   The win marked the Loggers’ seventh in a row and the ninth win in their past ten games.

La Crosse scored all three of their runs in the top of the sixth inning.  Trailing 1-0, shortstop Nash Knight (Dallas Baptist) got the inning kicked off with a double.  Knight would later score on a wild pitch during a Kevin Zak (Grand Valley State) at-bat.  Zak and catcher, Austin Rei (Washington), would both draw walks.  Zak would sub out later in the inning for pitch runner Aaron Knapp (California).  Both Knapp and Rei would score when second basemen, Ryne Birk (Texas A&M), doubled them both home to give the Loggers the lead. 

Loggers’ starter, Kevin Roy (Columbia), earned the win.  Roy pitched five innings, allowing just one run (earned) on three hits.  Closer Breckin Williams (Missouri), came on in the ninth and earned his eighth save of the season.

The Lakeshore Chinooks’ game against the Kalamazoo Growlers was postponed, so the Loggers first place lead in the South Division increased to one game over the fish. 

The Loggers have just eight games left in the first half of the Northwoods League season.  The next one being in Willmar, MN Tuesday night to kick off the first game of a two-game series between the Lumbermen and the Stingers.  First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.

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