Wausau, WIS- Albee Weiss and Max Ponzurick each hit a solo home run Friday night, which proved to be the difference as the Wisconsin Woodchucks defeated the Duluth Huskies 6-4 at Athletic Park.
After a scoreless first inning, Wisconsin and Duluth each scored one run in the second. The Chucks’ run came on an RBI double by Jared Oliva, plating Mason Fishback.
Duluth scored two more in the third, but the Chucks got three of their own in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-3 lead. Ponzurick walked to start the frame and then LJ Hatch singled. After Al Molina was set down, Weiss scored a run with a double to left center. Fishback brought Hatch and Weiss home with a 2-RBI single later in the frame.
Wisconsin’s two solo home runs came in the fifth and six innings. Weiss and Ponzurick each line shots over the left field fence, giving the Chucks a league-leading 20 home runs on the season.
The Huskies could only muster one run in the final six innings Friday night, as four different arms appeared on the mound for the Chucks. Dylan Dwyer, who gave up seven hits and three runs in a four-inning start, got the win. Kaylor Chafin gave up just one run in three innings in relief, and Robert Zeigler struck out two in the ninth for his fourth save of the season.
The win is Wisconsin’s third victory in four days, and with the win, they move to 9-14 on the season. The Woodchucks and Huskies play again tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. at Athletic Park.
Tickets for all Woodchucks home games can be purchased online, at woodchucks.com, by calling the Front Office at 715.845.5055, or by stopping by the Front Office (300 3rd. St. Suite 305, Wausau WI 55403) anytime between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, or 9:00-4:00 p.m. on game days. The box office at Athletic Park (324 E. Wausau Ave, Wausau WI 55403) opens at 1:30 p.m. on game days. The Woodchucks are looking forward to a fun filled season at Athletic Park and we hope to see you there!