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Published On: May 29th, 2015

Woodchucks playing ball in Madison

Wausau, WIS- The Wisconsin Woodchucks dropped to 0-2 on the season Thursday in a one-run loss on the road against the Madison Mallards.

Madison scored first in the ballgame, plating two runs in the bottom of the second inning. Brian Rodemoyer opened the frame with a single, and he scored on a double from Scott Tyler. Tyler scored later in the inning on a Chris Tschida single.

The Woodchucks knotted the game up at 2-2 by scoring runs in the third and the fourth. Daytona Bryden led off the third with a double and would score on an RBI groundout from LJ Hatch. Owen Taylor scored in the fourth after he started the inning with a single and Ramsey Romano knocked him in on a grounder to second.

Wisconsin then took a 3-2 lead in the seventh inning. Romano led off with a single, then stole second base and moved over to third on a balk. Daytona Bryden scored Romano on the Chucks’ third RBI groundout of the evening.

The back-and-forth affair continued in the bottom of the seventh when Anthony Gonsolin walked, stole second base and scored on an RBI single from Rodemoyer. The Mallards added another run in the eighth to make it 4-3.

Max Biedrzycki got the start for the Woodchucks in Madison, and he gave up just two runs and six hits in 5 innings on the bump. Bryden and Romano were also bright spots for the Woodchucks. Each scored a run, stole a base and recorded an RBI in the loss.

The Woodchucks are back in action tomorrow night in their home opener against the Madison Mallards at 7:05 p.m.





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