Walker breaks hitting streak record, goes 5-for-5
Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks (20-29, 7-7 Second Half) dropped a heartbreaker, 1-0, to the Lakeshore Chinooks (21-29, 6-8 Second Half) and split the two-game set at Athletic Park in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Steele Walker (Oklahoma) went 5-for-5 in the game with a double to reclaim the Northwoods League's batting average lead, but, more importantly, extended his hitting streak to a Woodchucks all-time record 20 games.
Walker doubled in the first inning to break the record. Zach Arnold, a 2014 Woodchuck, had previously held the record at 19 games. Walker can now set his sights on the Northwoods League record of 32 straight games.
Jared Oliva (Arizona) added two hits, as did Chad Fleischman (Lamar).
Reggie Meyer (Minnesota) turned in a fine performance on the mound, working six scoreless innings with five strikeouts against just one walk.
Degan Harte (Grand Canyon) took the hard-luck loss for the Woodchucks.
The 'Chucks return to action Saturday in Kenosha for a 6:05 p.m. first pitch against the Kingfish. They're back at Athletic Park on Monday, August 1st, to battle the Green Bay Bullfrogs. First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. 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, visitwww.woodchucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Woodchucks as your favorite team.