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Published On: July 5th, 2018

Wausau, WIS – The Woodchucks came into tonight’s game in Rockford looking for the sweep and looking to win their fourth straight game. The Chucks took off right away scoring seven runs in the first two innings and never looked back as they held on for a big 14-2 win.


The Chucks came out swinging right away, scoring five runs in the top of the 1st inning from an RBI single from Alex Toral, a two run RBI single from designated hitter Michael Fernandez, and Cooper Swanson getting hit by a pitch to allow a run to score making it 2-0.


The Woodchucks then added two more in the top of the 2nd with an RBI fielder’s choice from Nick Loftin and another RBI single from Alex Toral.


After the Rivets added two runs, the Chucks came back with a solo shot in the top of the 4th inning from centerfielder Reese Alexiades to make the score 5-2.


The offense did not stop there. In the top of the 5th , Brandt Broussard and Michael Fernandez added RBI singles, making it 7-2. The Chucks added even two more runs in the top of the 6th with an RBI triple from Nick Loftin and an RBI single from Alex Toral and then the offense added five more runs in the late innings and held on the for the big 14-2 victory.


Top Performers


Woodchucks designated hitter Michael Fernandez had a great night at the plate going 2-3 with four RBI’S


Chucks first basemen Alex Toral added a big spark going 3-4 with three RBI’s.


Chucks right fielder Javier Valdes went 2-3 and reached base four times with two walks and centerfielder Reese Alexiades went 2-5 and added with his first home run of the season.


Chucks reliever Everett Hurst pitched great, going two scoreless innings, striking out three and giving the Chucks their fourth straight win.



Chucks starter Jake Gross pitched a beauty, going seven innings, allowing just two runs and keeping the Rivets offense quiet.




Next Up


The Wisconsin Woodchucks will be back home at Athletic Park on Sunday July 8thas they host the Rockford Rivets. First pitch is at 3.05. Join us before the game at 1pm for a Police Vs Fire Softball game honoring fallen Detective Jason Weiland. Then stick around for local heroes’ day with the Woodchucks. For tickets, call us at 715.845.5055, stop by our front office, or visit