Loves Park, Il. – The Rockford Rivets (20-24) fell to the Wisconsin Woodchucks 6-2 on Friday night after the game was cut short due to weather.
Rockford went down early after the Woodchucks put up two runs in the first inning. They then put up a run in the third and three in the fourth inning to go ahead 6-0 going into the bottom of the fourth.
The Rivets then used three doubles in the bottom half of the fourth, provided by Cade Bunnell, Kian O’Brien and Zach Sehgal, to push across two runs. However, this was the only offense the Rivets could manage before the rain started to come down.
Tyler “Big Country” Thornton started on the mound for the Rivets and went 3.1 innings while allowing five earned runs and four walks. Coming into Friday’s game Thornton walked only three batters on the season.
Anthony Holubecki came in for relief in the fourth inning and put in quality work out of the bullpen. He went 3.2 innings while allowing no runs, no hits and a strikeout.
The Rivets will travel to Kalamazoo on Saturday to take on the Growlers in a double header. Game one is set to start at 5:05 pm.
The Rockford Rivets are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, 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, more than 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods