Wausau, Wis. – In yet another tightly played ballgame, the Wisconsin Woodchuck’s used an RBI single in the bottom of the tenth inning to defeat the Mankato MoonDogs 4-3 Sunday evening in Wausau.
Tony Frazier drove in Chris Slater with a one-out single, his second hit of the game, to give the Woodchucks (1-3) their first win of the season. The MoonDogs (1-2) had tied the game in the top of the ninth, but failed to complete the comeback.
Edgar Molina (Southwestern CC) was the offensive star for the MoonDogs, going 3-4 on the day with a run and an RBI. Chris Murrill (Nicholls State) added two hits and an RBI from the leadoff spot, and Kenny Held (Central Arizona) also posted an RBI.
Alex Burgos suffered the loss for Mankato, falling to 0-1 on the season. Despite the loss, the bullpen was still stellar, as Tony Manville (Northern Illinois) and Burgos combined for five innings of scoreless relief until the winning run scored. Manville threw four innings striking out six.
Jeremy Brewer picked up the win in relief for Wisconsin, throwing two innings and allowing the MoonDog run in the ninth.
The Woodchucks will remain at home, as they face the LaCrosse Loggers at 7:05 Monday. Mankato will stay on the road, as they head to Brainerd to begin a two-game set with the Lakes Area Lunkers. First pitch for the MoonDogs will be at 7:05 p.m. on Monday at Stewart C. Mills Field.