Woodchucks Win Wild Offensive Battle To Mallards
Wausau, WIS – The Woodchucks came into tonight’s game in Madison opening up a two-game series with the Mallards. The Chucks offense was hot from the start and though the Mallards battled, the Chucks held on for the impressive 21-12 win. The Chucks fell one run short of tying the most runs scored by a Woodchucks team which was 22 in 2016.
The Woodchucks offense struck from the first batter of the game as shortstop Nick Loftin led off with a solo shot to left.
The Chucks answered with another run in the top of the 3rd inning with Jaren Shelby delivering an RBI double to give the Chucks a 2-0 lead.
The Woodchucks offense had some inning in the top of the 5th, scoring five runs capped with an RBI single from Javier Valdes and a three-run shot from Alex Toral. This made it 7-0 Woodchucks.
After the Mallards answered with a run in the bottom of the 5th, the Chucks offense could not be stopped in the top of the 6th with an RBI double from Jaren Shelby, an RBI walk from Cooper Swanson and four runs scored to make it 11-1.
The Mallards had a huge six-run bottom of the 6th inning to make it 11-7, but the Woodchucks offense continued with a huge 7th inning scoring six capped off with a grand slam from Alex Toral. That was Toral’s second home run of the game and 7th RBI.
Both teams tacked on a few more runs in the late innings, but the Woodchucks prevailed in the offensive battle 21-12.
Chucks shortstop Nick Loftin had an incredible night at the plate going 5-6 with a solo shot and also scoring five times.
Chucks right fielder Jaren Shelby added a big offensive night as well with three RBI’s and a few doubles.
Chucks first basemen Alex Toral had a night to remember having three hits with two of them being home runs. Toral had a three run shot and a Grand Slam to give himself 7 RBI’s on the night.
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