'Chucks score seven, two-out runs in the ninth to win
Mequon, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks (14-23, 1-1 Second Half) beat the Lakeshore Chinooks (16-22, 1-1 Second Half), 10-9, at Kapco Park in Mequon, Wisconsin.
A desperate ninth inning rally scored seven, all with two outs, and Chad Fleischman (Lamar) drove in George Janca (Texas A&M) to give the 'Chucks the lead.
Janca had doubled to drive in two to tie the game at nine.
Steve Passatempo (UMass Lowell) crushed a two-run homer to left-center in the eighth, scoring Steele Walker (Oklahoma). It was Passatempo's fifth homer of the season, which is tied with Connor Heady (Kentucky) for the team lead. He also leads the club with 28 runs batted in.
Passatempo added a two-run double in the ninth to make it 9-7.
Walker added four singles and two RBIs in addition to his two runs scored.
Michael Imperato (Brookdale CC) hurled four scoreless innings in relief, allowing only one hit while striking out two.
Gordon Cardenas (Auburn) picked up his team-leading fifth save.
The Woodchucks are back in action tomorrow at Madison. They return to Athletic Park on Tuesday, July 12 to take on Battle Creek. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Order your tickets today by calling 715.845.5055
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