WAUSAU, WI – In a game full of scoring changes, the Wisconsin Woodchucks traded their lead one too many times. They lost to the Green Bay Booyah by a final score of 10-8.
TJ Reeves led the game off with a solo home run. The Booyah responded in a big way by scoring five runs in the second inning. Those five runs were allowed by Woodchucks starting pitcher Nolan Lebamoff. He exited shortly after as the Chucks brought on Will Thomas.
Before Thomas took the mound in the third inning, Cam Swanger helped the Woodchucks chip away at Green Bay’s lead. He brought two runs home with an RBI single to make it a 5-3 game. The Woodchucks regained the lead in the sixth inning after Brandon Seltzer hit an RBI single and Adam Frank hit a go-ahead two-run home run. This gave the Woodchucks a 6-5 lead.
Will Thomas pitched well in his long relief role. He allowed two runs (zero earned) on just one hit. In five and one-third innings of work, Thomas walked one and struck out seven.
The Woodchucks went on to score two more runs with RBI singles from Adam Frank and Byron Murray. That could not match Green Bay’s offense, however. The Booyah scored five runs throughout the final two innings.
TJ Reeves led the Woodchucks in hits, runs, and stolen bases.
Adam Frank hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the sixth inning.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks will begin a three-game road trip. Starting tomorrow on Friday, August 2nd, the Chucks will complete their two-game series against the Booyah in Green Bay. The Woodchucks will then begin a two-game series against the Lakeshore Chinooks on Saturday and Sunday. 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.