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Published On: June 2nd, 2016

Rockford's nine-run fourth inning overpowers 'Chucks


Rockford, IL – It’s opening week in Wisconsin in the Northwoods League presented by Edvest. The Wisconsin Woodchucks fell the Rockford Rivets, 14-6, after seven innings; a nine-run Rockford fourth inning was too much for the 'Chucks to overcome at Rivets Stadium in Rockford, Illinois.


Wisconsin pitchers issued five walks in the fourth inning alone, and they handed out 13 total.


Joey Steele (University of San Francisco) started on the mound for the Woodchucks and threw three innings, conceding two runs (one earned) while striking out one.


At the plate, Mac Caples (Virginia Tech) reached base twice — including a two-RBI double — and added a stolen base. Javier Martinez (College of DuPage) singled three times to go along with a pair of runs scored and one driven in.


Jesse Philp (Texas A&M Corpus-Christi) took the loss for the Woochucks.




The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods 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, 150 Northwoods 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 (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit


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