July 2nd, 2020
Contact: Mitch Montani, Radio & Broadcasting Intern
Weather suspends Chucks’ home opener against Fond du Lac
WAUSAU, WI – The Wisconsin Woodchucks and Fond du Lac Dock Spiders had hoped to play the second half of a home-and-home on Thursday night. It was also the home opener for Wisconsin. Mother nature had other plans however, and though the game started as planned, it will have to be resumed at a later date.
The Dock Spiders were leading 6-3 with two outs in the top of the fourth inning, the bases empty, and a 2-0 count on Parker Noland. Inclement weather then hit the Wausau area, and the teams entered a rain delay. The rain delay would continue for nearly 2.5 hours before it was announced that play would be suspended, and resume at a later date/time.
Wisconsin scored all of it’s runs in the bottom of the third inning. Cael Baker drove in Brandon Seltzer with an RBI walk. Both Kyle Hess and Caleb Denny would then score on an error. It was 3-0 Wisconsin after three innings. In the top of the fourth, before the suspension, Fond du Lac scored six runs. The most notable play was a three-run home run from Sam Novitske.
Matt Taylor lasted 3.2 innings in his start for the Chucks, allowing two earned runs.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks will finish off their first homestand of the season tomorrow, against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. First pitch is set for 6:35 P.M. Tickets for tomorrow’s game are SOLD OUT. You can buy tickets for other future games by calling us at 715.845.5055, stopping by our front office, or visiting 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.