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Two Homers Power Mallards Past Woodchucks 7-3

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Wausau, WIS – The Madison Mallards beat the Wisconsin Woodchucks 7-3 Saturday night at Athletic Park behind two home runs – for four RBI’s – from Collin Theroux.

Theroux hit his first blast, a solo shot, in the second inning to put the Mallards ahead 1-0. Madison scored again in the third off one hit and one error to double their lead to 2-0.

The Woodchucks loaded the bases in the third with two singles and a walk. Connor Heady then drew a base on balls to score Jared Oliva to cut the deficit to 2-1. Wisconsin tied it in the fourth inning when Ryan Day plated Keenan Eaton with a sacrifice fly to right field.

Theroux’s second jack – a three-run homer – came in the fifth, making it 5-2. Although Connor Heady scored in the eighth on a fielder’s choice from Yusuke Akitohsi, Madison tacked on insurance runs in the sixth and ninth to win 7-3.

The Woodchucks now play four games in a row with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, starting tomorrow with first pitch at 5:05 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!

 

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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.