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Published On: August 4th, 2016


Walker homers in return


Wausau, WI – The Wisconsin Woodchucks (28-34, 15-12 Second Half) dropped the first of a two-game set to the Lakeshore Chinooks (29-34, 14-13 Second Half), 16-6, Thursday at Athletic Park in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Steele Walker (Oklahoma) homered in his return to the lineup, one of two hits for him on the night. His Northwoods League-leading batting average is still over .400, and he's now accumulated enough plate appearances to qualify for the NWL batting title at the end of the season.

Steve Passatempo (UMass Lowell) added a three-run homer in the first inning, his team-leading 10th of the year. The three RBI boosted him to 53 for the season, second in the NWL.

Jake McMahon (St. Norbert) took the loss for the 'Chucks.

The 'Chucks are back at Athletic Park tomorrow (Friday, August 5th) to play the second of this two-game set against Lakeshore and of the six-game homestand, which runs through August 7th. There will be post-game fireworks presented by Cellcom. Order your tickets today by calling 715.845.5055 or going online to


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, or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Woodchucks as your favorite team.