Three home runs power 'Chucks to 8-3 win
Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks scored six runs on two home runs in the bottom of the third inning Monday night to go up 6-0 and they never looked back. The 'Chucks defeated Madison, 8-3, and split the two-game series.
Cade Harris (Oklahoma) picked up his first hit as a Woodchuck in dramatic fashion with a grand slam down the right field line to put the cap on the six-run third. Connor Heady (Kentucky) drove a solo homer of his own over the left field fence to start the frame.
On the mound, Devin Skapura (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) allowed his first two runs of the season after 12 scoreless, but still threw 6+ innings with four strikeouts and two walks and got his second win of the season in as many starts.
The 'Chucks tacked on another run in the fourth on a Steve Passatempo (UMass Lowell) solo home run to dead center, his first of the season.
Beau Zeihen (Allan Community College) and Kevin Bolder (St. Cloud State) threw scoreless relief innings.
If the 'Chucks are on the road or you just can't make it to Athletic Park, remember to tune in to Fox Sports Radio 1390 AM/93.9 FM in Wausau to hear every game with the Voice of the Woodchucks, Nate Gatter. Here are the radio highlights from the 'Chucks' victory: https://soundcloud.com/nate-gatter/madison-chucks-highlights-6-13-16
The Woodchucks return to action at Athletic Park tomorrow (Tuesday, June 14) to take on the first place Kalamazoo Growlers in the first of a two-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 pm. Order your tickets today by calling 715.845.5055
or going online to woodchucks.com
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, more than 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 www.wisconsinwoodchucks.com.