Woodchucks Find A Variety Of Ways To Reach Base And Beat The Chinooks
WAUSAU, WI – Whether they were scoring on an error, walking, stealing, or driving in runs with base hits, the Wisconsin Woodchucks put up runs on the Lakeshore Chinooks. The Woodchucks diverse scoring led them to win by a final score of 4-2.
The scoring started early in the first inning when the Chinooks drove in a run with a double to left field. The Woodchucks responded by scoring two runs of their own and taking the lead. The Chucks were able to quickly load the bases. The Chinooks shortstop committed an error that allowed Javier Rosario to score from third. Then, the Chinooks walked a run home. This made the score 2-1 with the Woodchucks leading.
The Woodchucks entered the game leading the entire Northwoods league in stolen bases with 87. The Chucks continued running in this game with a double steal in the third inning. The Chinooks overthrew third on the throw, allowing TJ Reeves to score. This gave the Woodchucks a 3-1 lead.
The Woodchucks continued to put men in scoring position throughout the game. In the fourth inning, Kenny Rodriguez walked to first and advanced to third. Javier Rosario later stepped to the plate and hit a ball sharply to the Chinooks third baseman, who threw to third and allowed Rodriguez to score from third. This gave the Woodchucks a 4-1 lead.
Beau Nichols made his fifth start on the mound for the Woodchucks. He tossed seven strong innings, allowing only one run on four hits. Nichols walked zero and struck out four. Maddux Solomon came on in relief in the eighth inning. He loaded the bases and allowed one run to make the score 4-2 with the Woodchucks leading. Solomon exited and let Tom Ambrosino finish the inning. Ambrosino worked out of the bases loaded jam cleanly and kept the Chinooks from scoring. This allowed Woodchucks closer Lenny “Ice” Gwizdala to come on in the ninth and secure a Woodchucks victory with a final score of 4-2.
Beau Nichols made his fifth start on the mound for the Woodchucks. He tossed seven strong innings, allowing only one run on four hits. Nichols walked zero and struck out four.
Relief pitcher Tom Ambrosino entered the eighth inning to a bases loaded jam. He was able to work out of it cleanly and keep the Chinooks from scoring. This allowed Woodchucks closer Lenny “Ice” Gwizdala to come on in the ninth and secure a Woodchucks victory.
Javier Rosario led off for the Woodchucks and drove in a run. He also walked once and represented one of the Woodchucks runs.
The Woodchucks will continue their four-game homestand tomorrow on Thursday, June 27th against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. It will be WSAW News Channel 7 Weather Night. Join your favorite weather team at the ballpark! Hear from the meteorologist and interact with a green screen. 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.