Bright spots show in Wisconsin’s 9-5 loss to Rockford


July 6th, 2020

Contact: Mitch Montani, Radio & Broadcasting Intern

Bright spots show in Wisconsin’s 9-5 loss to Rockford

ROCKFORD, IL – The Woodchucks were defeated in the second game of a two-game series against the Rockford Rivets on Monday night, 9-5. Though Wisconsin fell to 0-5 with the loss, there were several bright moments during the night for the Chucks.

Brett Wicklund made the start for Wisconsin, and was solid in his first appearance of the season. He lasted five innings, the longest start by a Woodchuck pitcher this season. Wicklund departed with the game tied, 3-3. He was the first of seven pitchers to throw in the game for Wisconsin. The loss went to Daniel Baruch, who entered after Wicklund. Andy Shreves, Dathon McGrath, Austin Syvertson, Steven Lacey and Nathan Mirochnick also pitched for the Chucks.

Wisconsin scored the first three runs of the game, with two coming in the third inning. Caleb Denny scored a run with a single, and Raul Ortega collected an RBI with a groundout. The Chucks added a run in the fifth inning off an Ortega double. Sayer Diederich and Myles Austin also drove home runs during the contest.

Top Performers

Brett Wicklund went 5.0 innings in his start, collected a strikeout, and allowed just three unearned runs.

Myles Austin was 3-5 with two singles, a double, and an RBI.

Raul Ortega was 1-4 with a walk, collecting 2 RBIs.

Next Up

The Wisconsin Woodchucks will play at home for five of the next six nights. It all starts with a home game tomorrow against Wisconsin Rapids. First pitch is set for 6:35 P.M. For tickets, call us at 715.845.5055, stop by our front office, or visit


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