Woodchucks Struggle To Get Bats Going Against Lakeshore
WAUSAU, WI – The Wisconsin Woodchucks faced the Lakeshore Chinooks for the third time in the past six days. The Chinooks won by a final score of 6-1.
Right handed pitcher Robert Wegielnik made his fifth start on the mound for the Woodchucks. He tossed four innings and gave up three runs (one earned) on seven hits. Wegielnik walked two and struck out three.
The Chinooks scored first in the first inning when Ronnie Sweeney III hit a sacrifice fly to right field that scored a Chinooks runner from third.
The Woodchucks scored in the second inning. Kenny Rodriguez reached base after an error was committed by the Chinooks. He advanced to third and was driven in after Nolan Soliveres hit a ball to the third baseman that forced him to throw to first.
Trey Horton came on in relief to pitch for the Woodchucks in the fifth inning. He allowed one run on one hit. Emmanuel Corporan came on in the sixth and pitched the remainder of the game. In his four innings of work, Corporan allowed two runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out seven.
The Woodchucks and the Chinooks will face off again tomorrow at Athletic Park at 6:35 PM.
Brandon Seltzer went 2-5. He hit a double and a single.
Nolan Soliveres drove in the Woodchucks lone run. He hit the ball hard to the third baseman that forced him to throw to first and allowed Kenny Rodriguez to score from third.
The Woodchucks will continue their four-game homestand tomorrow on Wednesday, June 26th against the Lakeshore Chinooks. It will be Bachelor Night with a Garrett Yrigoyen Bobblehead Giveaway. Last year’s Bachelorette winner and former Woodchuck Garrett Yrigoyen will be at the ballpark! The first 1,000 fans will receive a Garrett Yrigoyen Bobblehead presented by Jim Kryshak Jewelers. First pitch will be thrown at 6:35 PM and gates will open one hour before. 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.