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Published On: June 1st, 2018


Wausau, WIS – The Woodchucks hit the road for the first time this season, taking on the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at Witter Field. The Woodchucks kept the game close but the Rafters came through with three runs in the late innings and held on for the win.


The Woodchucks were within reach, down by only 4-2 in the bottom of the 7th inning, but Rafters right fielder Mitch Mallek came through with a two-out, two-run RBI double. That put them up 6-2.


Woodchucks starter Brett Wicklund did a nice job bouncing back after getting behind 3-0 in the second inning. He followed that with four scoreless innings. The hurler went six innings total, giving up four runs.


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Chucks second basemen Peter Ahn cut the deficit to one with an RBI single in the top of the 5th to make it 3-2.


Woodchucks reliever Tyler Jones looked very sharp striking out three batters in the bottom of the 8th.


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The Chucks will be back at Athletic Park for a two-game homestand starting on Saturday, June 2nd as they host the Kenosha Kingfish. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 PM. Tickets for this weekend’s games can be purchased online at, by calling 715.845.5055, or at the Woodchucks front office.