WAUSAU, WI – After accumulating 16 hits and scoring 11 runs in Madison yesterday, the Wisconsin Woodchucks fell flat against the Green Bay Booyah. The Booyah beat the Woodchucks by a final score of 7-0.
The Woodchucks did not reach base until the sixth inning. Green Bay’s starting pitcher, Tanner Lane, was perfect through five innings. Woodchucks first baseman Santino Miozzi broke-up the perfect game in the sixth inning with a single. Second baseman Alejandro Gonzalez added in another single for the Woodchucks in the sixth inning. Center fielder Kenny Rodriguez later walked to load the bases for the Chucks. The opportunity to score was missed after third baseman Kaeber Rog struck out.
Those two sixth inning hits turned out to be two of the three that the Woodchucks would have. Green Bay’s starting pitcher, Tanner Lane, finished with six innings of work. He allowed zero runs on two hits. Lane walked one and struck out seven.
Nate Madej started on the mound for the Woodchucks. He pitched five innings and allowed six runs on five hits. Madej walked three and struck out five. The Woodchucks then used three pitchers in relief, those being Nolan Lebamoff, Reed Osborn, and Jared Pettitte. Lebamoff pitched two perfect innings in the sixth and seventh. He struck out one and allowed zero baserunners. Reed Osborn pitched 0.2 innings and allowed one run on one hit. He walked three and struck out two. Jared Pettite got the final out of the bottom of the eighth inning.
Green Bay scored two runs in the fourth inning, four runs in the sixth inning, and one run in the eighth inning. Jacob Buchberger was the leading hitter for the Booyah. He went 2-4 with one RBI and one run.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks will play the Green Bay Booyah tomorrow. This time, the matchup will take place in Wausau at Athletic Park. First pitch will be thrown at 6:35 PM and gates will open one hour before.
Relief pitcher Nolan Lebamoff tossed two perfect innings in the sixth and seventh. He struck out one and allowed zero baserunners.
Santino Miozzi has gotten off to a nice start with the Woodchucks. He had the Woodchucks’ first hit tonight with a single in the sixth inning to break up Green Bay’s perfect game. Miozzi now has eight hits in seven games with the Woodchucks.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks will return home tomorrow and play five of their next seven games at Athletic Park. The Woodchucks start their homestand tomorrow on Monday, June 17th for a 6:35 PM game against the Green Bay Booyah. The Woodchucks will be hosting “Say Cheese Selfie Night!” It’s a celebration of all things cheese, including those awkward pictures of yourself. Athletic Park gates will open at 5:35 PM. The Woodchucks will also be home on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Tuesday night will be “Lucky Dog Night”. Select hot dogs will be wrapped in a green voucher with monetary values of $1, $5, $10, or even $100! The Woodchucks will then host Toy Story theme night on Thursday, presented by Kristo Orthodontics. A post-game Firework Show will be held on Friday night, presented by Cellcom. Sunday will be Faith & Family day. Join us for some fellowship with music, baseball and post-game kids can run the bases, presented by Yach’s Body & Custom and Grebe’s! For tickets, call us at 715.845.5055, stop by our front office, or visit woodchucks.com.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 25-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.woodchucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Woodchucks as your favorite team.