FINAL: ‘Chucks beat Rockford 9-7
'Chucks outlast Rockford after rain delay to win third straight
Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks (13-10) beat the Rockford Rivets (11-13), 9-7, at Athletic Park in Wausau, Wisconsin.
The 'Chucks went out to a 4-0 lead after three innings, but Rockford answered with one in the fourth and four in the top of the fifth inning to take the lead, 5-4.
Wisconsin answered right back with four of its own in the bottom of the fifth.
Mac Caples (Virginia Tech) went 3-for-4 with a walk, three runs batted in and another pair scored. His two-RBI double headlined the Woodchucks' four-run fifth.
George Janca (Texas A&M) added his first two hits as a Woodchuck, as well as his first RBI. Jonathan Foster (Auburn) and Austin Blakeley (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) each scored twice. Ruben Cardenas (Cal State-Fullerton) scored three runs.
Scott Parker (San Francisco) threw five innings in his start and got the win.
His fellow Don, Connor Brewster (San Francisco) followed with a scoreless inning in relief.
Gordon Cardenas (Auburn) got the five-out save, his fourth save of the season.
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, visitwww.woodchucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Woodchucks as your favorite team.