Wausau, Wis – The Lakeshore Chinooks rallied in the sixth inning for their first win of the season over the Wausau Woodchucks with a final score of 5-3.
The Woodchucks jumped to an early 1-0 lead off a single to left field in the first inning only until the Chinook bats slowly started to ignite at the plate. The Chinooks brought in a run due to a SAC fly to left-center in the fourth inning to tie the game.
With both teams eager for their first win of the season the Woodchucks answered right back due to a hard-hit infield single taking the lead with a score of 2-1. A diving stop by Bubba Tompson held the Woodchucks to a one-run lead.
With two outs in the top of the fifth inning, the Chinooks tied the game up at two after Victor Lara singled to center field bringing in the tying run. With the go- ahead run in scoring position, the Chinooks couldn’t bring it around to take the lead.
A new pitcher would see the mound in the fifth inning for the Chinooks. Hayden Birdsong shut down the Woodchuck bats in his four innings pitched. The Illinois native allowed one run on one hit and had eight strikeouts.
The Chinook bats finally ignited in the sixth inning as they took the lead 5-2 on an RBI double from Caden Kaiser, a SAC fly to right field from Josh Williams and a passed ball.
Finding themselves scoring just one more run in the sixth inning, the Woodchucks cut the Chinooks lead to two runs off a SAC fly to left field. The Woodchucks were held hitless from the sixth inning ultimately falling to the Chinooks 5-3.
The Chinooks and the Woodchucks face off in the final game of the series at Athletic Park on Thursday night. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m.