FINAL: ‘Chucks win, sweep Rockford
Martinez, Passatempo lead 'Chucks offense to rain-shortened victory
Rockford, IL – The Wisconsin Woodchucks (24-29, 11-7 Second Half) beat the Rockford Rivets (29-29, 10-8 Second Half), 5-2, in a game that was called in the sixth inning Wednesday at Rivets Stadium in Rockford, Illinois.
Javier Martinez (College of DuPage) had a double and a two-run homer in his first game back with the 'Chucks.
Steve Passatempo (UMass Lowell) clubbed a three-run double in the third inning to start the Woodchucks' scoring. He went 4-8 in the two-game series with two homers, two doubles, eight runs batted in and three runs scored.
Steele Walker (Oklahoma) walked twice, wasn't able to extend his franchise-record 23-game hitting streak. He was at the plate when play was suspended in the sixth.
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.