Passatempo, Walker set records
Kenosha, WI – The Wisconsin Woodchucks (31-40, 18-18 Second Half) won their final game of 2016 over the Kenosha Kingfish (26-36, 10-26 Second Half), 7-0, Sunday at Simmons Field in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Steele Walker (Oklahoma) had a hit and finished the season with a .406 batting average. That wins the 2016 Northwoods League batting title, and sets a new 'Chucks record — the previous mark had stood since the NWL's inaugural season in 1994. Walker's average also places him third in NWL single-season history. He extended his league-leading on-base streak to 45 games. He will finish with the longest hitting and on-base streaks in the Northwoods League this season.
Steve Passatempo (UMass Lowell) was 3-for-6 with an RBI, his team-leading 61st of the year, which tied the Woodchucks' franchise record. He also appeared in his 71st game of the year, which set a new franchise single-season record.
Scott Parker (San Francisco) threw the first 'Chucks complete game shutout of the season. He gave up only five hits and no runs while striking out five and walking just one.
The 'Chucks finished the season at 31-40. Be sure to follow @ChucksBaseball on Twitter, like Wisconsin Woodchucks on Facebook and visit www.woodchucks.com during the offseason to stay up on all the latest 'Chucks news heading into 2017.
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.