Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks jumped out to an early 4-0 lead and never looked back defeating the Battle Creek Bombers 9-1.
Three straight hits in the Woodchucks’ (11-7) first at-bat started the scoring on the night. Brendon Hayden brought home the first run in the inning with a single to left field scoring Taylor Kohlwey. Jake Scudder then hit a sacrifice fly to left field that brought in Zach Arnold.
The Woodchucks continued the scoring in the second inning when Arnold this time drove Connor Beck with a single of his own. Kohlwey came into score later in the inning on a wild pitch by Bombers’ (7-10) starting pitcher Zac Ryan.
The Woodchucks would go on to score five more runs in the game to open the game wide open.
Scudder and Beck both drove in three runs on the night en route to a 9-1 win.
The win was awarded to Andy Ravel who pitched seven inning only hitting one bump in the road while striking out a season-high ten batters.
The Woodchucks will travel to Wisconsin Rapids tomorrow night to play the Rafters. The Rafters will then return to Athletic Park on Sunday to take on the Woodchucks which will be the last game before the Northwoods League All-Star Break. First pitch on Sunday is set for 5:05.
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 woodchucks.com.