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FINAL: ‘Chucks set franchise record, beat Battle Creek

 

Every starter hits, scores and drives in a run in 22-7 rout

 

Wausau, WI – The Wisconsin Woodchucks (30-35, 17-13 Second Half) hammered the Battle Creek Bombers (35-30, 17-12 Second Half), 22-7, Sunday at Athletic Park in Wausau, Wisconsin.

Twenty-two runs is a new 'Chucks franchise record for runs in a single game, exceeding the previous mark of 20 runs set in July 2015.

The win pushes the 'Chucks to within a half-game of the final wild-card playoff spot with six games remaining. Green Bay, Lakeshore and Kalamazoo are in a three-way tie for fourth place.

Every Woodchuck in the starting lineup had reached base by the second inning. By the fifth, every starter had at least one hit, one run and one RBI.

The 'Chucks fell behind 2-0 in the first inning and trailed 2-1 when they came to bat in the second inning before scoring 11 runs in the second. They later scored their final 10 runs in the fifth inning.

Jared Oliva (Arizona) had four RBI and two runs; Connor Heady (Kentucky) drove in three and scored three; George Janca (Texas A&M) tallied three RBI and two runs.

Chad Fleischman (Lamar) and Stevie Mangrum (Virginia Tech) scored three and drove in one.

Tony Gudino (UC-Riverside) and Marquise Doherty (Missouri) both picked up three runs and two RBI.

Gordon Cardenas (Auburn) got his fifth win in relief.

The 'Chucks are back at Athletic Park Thursday, August 11th to play the first of their final two-game home set against Kenosha. Order your tickets today by calling 715.845.5055 or going online to woodchucks.com
 

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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.