Passatempo hits walk-off, Walker extends streak
Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks (20-28, 7-6 Second Half) came from behind to walk-off on the Lakeshore Chinooks (20-29, 5-8 Second Half) and win the first of a two-game set, 6-5, at Athletic Park in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Steve Passatempo (UMass Lowell) singled to the wall in left-center with the bases loaded to drive in Connor Heady (Kentucky) and Steele Walker (Oklahoma) to win the game. The 'Chucks had trailed 5-4 after eight innings.
Walker doubled in the third inning to extend his hitting streak to 19 games, tying the all-time Woodchucks record. Zach Arnold, a 2014 Woodchuck, had previously held the record alone.
Jared Oliva (Arizona) added two hits, two walks, an RBI and a run scored. George Janca (Texas A&M) singled twice, driving home a run and scoring another. Cade Harris (Oklahoma) notched two hits and an RBI.
Michael Imperato (Lynn), Degan Harte (Grand Canyon) and Gordon Cardenas (Auburn) combined to hurl four scoreless innings of relief, allowing only five baserunners with two strikeouts. Cardenas got the win.
The 'Chucks return to action Friday against Lakeshore at Athletic Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Order your tickets today by calling 715.845.5055
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