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Woodchucks Bats Fall Asleep Against Rafters

Woodchucks Bats Fall Asleep Against Rafters

 

The Woodchucks bats were ice cold tonight, as they fell to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 7-0.

 

WAUSAU, WI- It was the Rafters who got on the board first. After a CJ Willis single in the bottom of the 3rdinning, Wisconsin Rapids executed a very well done hit-and-run in which a Jake Dunham single was good enough to bring Willis in to make the score 1-0.

 

Rapids extended their lead in the bottom of the 3rd, when Dunham came up again with runners on the corners. He hit a ball into deep right field that served as a sacrifice fly that brought Josh Nicoloff to make the score 2-0.

 

Meanwhile, the Woodchucks offense struggled. After getting a hit in the 1stinning, Rafters pitcher Nate Barnes started heating up, and the Chucks remained with just one hit after five innings.

 

The Woodchucks were finally able to get a few baserunners on in the 6thafter two-out singles from Brandon Seltzer and Alejandro Gonzalez, but were unable to score when Byron Murray ended the inning with a pop-out to 1stbase.

 

The Woodchucks fell apart in the bottom of the 7thinning. After getting the leadoff batter out, new pitcher Alec Arnone walked a couple batters and gave up a hit to bring up Jake Dunham with the bases loaded. He ripped a double to make it 4-0. After a few more walks and a wild pitch, the Rafters made the score 6-0 going into the 8th.

 

The Rafters used a few more walks and an error in the bottom of the 8thto go up 7-0.

 

The Woodchucks couldn’t get anything going in the 9th, and were shut out for the third time this season, falling to 18-19 on the year.

 

 

Top Performers

 

Emmanuel Corporan threw six innings and gave up just two runs, striking out two in his first start of the season.

 

Alejandro Gonzalez had two hits in the ballgame.

 

Next Up

 

The Woodchucks will be back in Wisconsin Rapids battling the Rafters again tomorrow Thursday, July 4th. Then the Woodchucks will return home for a game against the Madison Mallards on Friday, July 5th. Join us at Athletic Park for post- game fireworks set to Kenny Chesney music presented by Trigs. The Woodchucks will head back on the road for the weekend to the Madison Mallards on Saturday, July 6th, and then to the Fond Du Lac Dock Spiders on Sunday, July 7th.

 

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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