FINAL: ‘Chucks fall to Battle Creek
Lewandowski stands out in relief, Heady homers
Wausau, WI – The Wisconsin Woodchucks (29-35, 16-13 Second Half) fell to the Battle Creek Bombers (35-29, 17-11 Second Half), 12-3, Saturday at Athletic Park in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Connor Heady (Kentucky) connected on his seventh homer of the year, tying him for second on the team, in the fifth inning. He also picked up an RBI double walked.
Chad Fleischman (Lamar) reached base twice with a double, and Stevie Mangrum (Virginia Tech) was aboard three times. Steele Walker (Oklahoma) extended his league-leading on-base streak to 38 games.
Alex Lewandowski (Northwood) threw two perfect innings of relief, striking out four without allowing a baserunner.
Andy Dodson (Cornell College) took the loss.
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.