Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks capitalized on Madison Mallards’ mistakes and Seth Davis turned in a great pitching performance to shutout the Mallards, 6-0.
The Woodchucks(1-4) struck first in the bottom half of the first inning with a key two-out hit from CJ Chatham up the middle that brought in Troy Traxler and Nate Mondou that gave the Woodchucks an early 2-0 lead.
The Woodchucks broke the game open when they plated four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. The inning was extended when Mallards’ (3-2) second baseman Robby Tenerowicz had a costly error that plated a runner but more importantly extended the inning. The Woodchucks made Tenerowicz pay as they plated three more runners in the inning to take a 6-0 lead.
The Woodchucks got a stellar pitching performance from Seth Davis as he pitched 7.0 innings surrendering just one hit while striking out nine Mallards’ batters. Davis along with Woodchucks’ reliever Zach Butler combined to strike out 14 batters.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwood’s League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwood’s League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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 115 Northwood’s League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwood’s League YouTube channel. For more information, visit woodchucks.com.