FINAL: ‘Chucks win first over Green Bay
Mangrum slugs grand slam
Wausau, WI – The Wisconsin Woodchucks (26-32, 13-10 Second Half) topped the Green Bay Bullfrogs (27-32, 12-11 Second Half), 9-8, Monday at Athletic Park in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Stevie Mangrum (Virginia Tech) launched a grand slam in the fifth inning, one of his two hits and two runs scored on the day, to power the 'Chucks to victory.
Javier Martinez (College of DuPage) drove in the winning run when he was hit by a pitch, driving in Steve Passatempo (UMass Lowell).
Gordon Cardenas (Auburn) got the win in relief.
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.