WAUSAU, WI – The Wisconsin Woodchucks put together a late-inning rally that could not complete a victory. The Woodchucks lost by a final score of 6-5 to the Kenosha Kingfish.
Kenosha struggled to find the strike zone at the beginning of the game. They loaded the bases and walked in three straight Woodchucks runs. The Woodchucks, on the other hand, left pitches hanging in the strike zone.
The Chucks allowed Kenosha to score six unanswered runs. Starting pitcher Jose Varela tossed five innings and allowed three of those runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out five.
With Kenosha leading 6-3 in the eighth inning, the Woodchucks charged back by scoring two more runs to bring them within one of Kenosha. Byron Murray hit a triple that scored Alec Arnone. Murray later scored on a wild pitch.
With Kenosha still leading at 6-5, the Woodchucks were unable to complete their rally. A three-up, three-down ninth inning led to the Chucks fourth straight loss.
Byron Murray went 1-3 with two RBI and one run. He hit a triple in the eighth inning to bring the Chucks within two runs.
Kyle Simmons went 1-3 with one RBI. He hit a triple and walked in the first inning with the bases loaded.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks will continue their homestand tomorrow on Saturday, August 10th. The Woodchucks will play the Green Bay Booyah and the game will begin at 6:35 PM. There will be Post-Game Fireworks set to the hits of Queen presented by Crystal Finishing Systems. It will be JDRF Night with a Baseball Card Set Giveaway to the first 500 fans. This will be the last regular-season game hosted at Athletic Park! 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.