Madison, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks rallied to tie the Madison Mallards in the ninth inning at Warner Park Friday, but the Mallards walked off with a 3-2 victory in the 12th inning.
Madison produced the first run of the ballgame in the fifth inning. Jean Ramierz led off with a double, and he scored on a fielder’s choice from Scott Tyler. The Mallards extended their lead to 2-0 on a solo home run from Scott Tyler in the eighth.
The Woodchucks rallied in the ninth to send the ballgame to extra innings. Yusuke Akitoshi singled with one down and Connor Heady followed with a double. Then, for the second consecutive night, Albee Weiss hit a clutch 2-RBI single.
Wisconsin kept the game tied until the 12th inning. Logan Browning pinch hit with two down and walked. Then, Logan Regnier singled, and Ro Coleman scored Browning with a double to right center field for a walk-off 3-2 victory.
Simon Mathews started for the Chucks on the mound and gave up just one run and three hits in six innings of work. The right-handed hurler from Georgetown also struck out four and didn’t give up any walks.
Kevin Bolder pitched four innings in relief and allowed just one run and four hits before Connor Kelly threw in the 11th and 12th frames. With the loss, the Chucks moved to 2-1 on the second half of the season and 14-24 overall.
The Woodchucks will play four of their next five games at home, starting tomorrow with another game against the Mallards. First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m., and the contest will be followed with a special ‘Red, White and Boom’ fireworks spectacular 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!
The WISCONSIN WOODCHUCKS are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwood’s League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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 120 Northwood’s League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit www.woodchucks.com.