Woodchucks come up short in first half finale losing to Bullfrogs, 12-5.
Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks wrapped up the first half of the Northwoods League season with a lost to the Green Bay Bullfrogs, 12-5.
The Bullfrogs (17-18) continued their hot hitting beginning earlier in the day with a two-run home run by Johnny Bekakis. Bekakis was 3-for-5 on the day with just a triple shy of the cycle.
The Woodchucks (18-16) cut the lead with a bases loaded walk by Jake Scudder to cut the lead in half to 2-1. Scudder drew four walks on the day and ended up going 0-for-1.
The Bullfrogs broke the game open in the top of the fifth inning when they batted around and scored five runs. Woodchucks’ pitcher Austin Tribby struggled on the mound as he had trouble finding the strike zone and patient Green Bay hitters took advantage of that.
The Bullfrogs tacked on a total of five more runs throughout the game winning this one for a final score of 12-5. The Bullfrogs won the earlier game of the home and home double header 16-5 to sweep the day series.
The Woodchucks will have a much needed day off tomorrow as the entire Northwoods League does not a game scheduled for tomorrow as it is the end of the first half of the season. The Woodchucks will take on the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters on Wednesday at Athletic Park. First pitch will be at 6:35 pm.
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.