Chinooks Late Home Run Dooms Woodchucks
Wausau, WIS – Dallas Beaver’s opposite field home run with two outs in the top of the ninth lifted the Lakeshore Chinooks to a 5-4 win over the Wisconsin Woodchucks this afternoon at Athletic Park.
A two-out rally in the third gave the Woodchucks a 2-0 lead. Payton Nelson and Brandt Broussard walked, and both came home to score on a double near the left field line by Zach DeLoach.
Three hit batters for Lakeshore all came home to score in the top of the fifth as the Chinooks took a 3-2 lead. The Chucks answered right back in the bottom of the fifth to regain the lead. After Broussard scored on a single by Alex Toral to tie the game, DeLoach came home on a sacrifice fly by Mike Ferri to give the Chucks a 4-3 edge.
Two walks and double in the top of the seventh tied the game at 4-4. The go-ahead run for Lakeshore also tried to score on the double, but the Nelson to Colton Bauer to Dom DeRenzo throw and relay got the runner out at the plate.
Trey Horton threw 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and Frank Frate didn’t allow a run in 1 2/3 innings from the pen. Starter Mason Cole went 4 2/3 innings, giving up three rules while striking out three.
Toral was 2-4 at the plate and added two stolen bases. DeLoach finished 2-5 and drove in a pair. Broussard reached base four times and scored twice.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks travel to Kalamazoo on Monday July 30th to face the Growlers. First pitch is at 6:05 (CDT). The Woodchucks return home on Saturday August 4th to face Kalamazoo in a 6:35 start. Enjoy Saturday night Cellcom Post-Game Fireworks set to Florida Georgia Line hits. Saturday will also be Hooray for Bowling Night, presented by Dale’s Weston Lanes. For tickets, call us at 715.845.5055, stop by our front office, or visit woodchucks.com