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FINAL: ‘Chucks win first in Rockford

 

Passatempo's two-homer, five-RBI night paces 'Chucks

 

Rockford, IL – The Wisconsin Woodchucks (23-29, 10-7 Second Half) topped over the Rockford Rivets (29-28, 10-7 Second Half), 8-4, Tuesday at Rivets Stadium in Rockford, Illinois.

Steve Passatempo (UMass Lowell) crushed a pair of home runs and drove in five on the night. He now leads the team with seven home runs and 42 RBI on the year.

Steele Walker (Oklahoma) extended his franchise record hitting streak to 23 games with a pair of singles. He also walked and scored a run. 

Jared Oliva (Arizona) pitched in a doubled and a triple, and added three runs of his own. 
 
Kevin Bolder (St. Cloud State) hurled three shutout innings in relief with six strikeouts. Alex Lewandowski (Northwood) finished the game with a scoreless ninth inning, striking out two.
 
The 'Chucks are 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
 

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