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Published On: June 24th, 2014


Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks tried to rally against the La Crosse Loggers, but the Loggers’ bullpen closed the door winning 3-2.

The Woodchucks (16-10) were the first team to bring a run home in the bottom of the fifth inning when Nate Mondou came into score on a double off the wall from Troy Traxler. Traxler came into the game in the third inning after Tyler Stieb injured his shoulder on a fantastic catch keeping the game scoreless.\

However, the Loggers (19-8) had an answer in their next at-bats when Nash Knight came into score on an Austin Orewiler wild pitch. Orewiler’s inability to throw strikes continued as he allowed two straight batters to reach base on free passes. Ryne Birk brought both of those runners in when he hit a line drive to left field bringing in Aaron Knapp and Austin Rei giving the Loggers a 3-1 lead.

Paul DeJong cut the lead to one in the bottom of the sixth inning when he hit a home run over the left-center field fence. However, DeJong would be the only Woodchuck to reach base against the Loggers’ effective bullpen. Breckin Williams came on in the ninth inning against the heart of the Woodchucks’ order and went three up, three down earning his eighth save of the season.

The Woodchucks will be on the road for the next two nights as they travel to Warner Park to take on the Madison Mallards. The Woodchucks will return to Athletic Park on Thursday when the Kalamazoo Growlers come to Wausau. First pitch on Thursday will be at 7:05.

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