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FINAL: ‘Chucks win in extra innings

 

'Chucks sweep Lakeshore to start road trip

 

Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks (10-8) won their first extra inning game of the season, 3-2 over the Lakeshore Chinooks (7-13), in 10 innings to sweep the two-game series at Kapco Park.

Mac Caples (Virginia Tech) scored the game-winning run in the top of the 10th inning, sliding headfirst across home plate after a Lakeshore wild pitch.

Ruben Cardenas (Cal State-Fullerton) added two hits, including a 10th inning double that moved Caples to third base. Cardenas also scored the Woodchucks' second run.

Chad Fleischman (Lamar) doubled twice and scored Wisconsin's first run on a second inning Lakeshore error.

Devin Skapura (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) was terrific on the mound once again, throwing seven innings and allowing only one run while striking out eight. His career ERA as a Woodchuck (in nearly 80 career innings) is now under two.

With the win, the 'Chucks retain third place and trail only Madison and Wisconsin Rapids in the South Division. Wisconsin is only a half-game behind the Rafters for second place.

The Woodchucks have four games left on this road trip — two each in Duluth (Tuesday-Wednesday) and Madison (Thursday-Friday). They're off tomorrow.

When the 'Chucks are on the road, follow along by listening to the voice of the 'Chucks, Nate Gatter, on FOX Sports Radio 1390 AM/93.9 FM or by checking out the Woodchucks' Twitter and Facebook feeds. 

They return to action at Athletic Park on Saturday, June 25, for the first of two games against the Rockford Rivets and a doubleheader on June 27 against Wisconsin Rapids. Order your tickets today by calling 715.845.5055 or going online to woodchucks.com
 

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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.