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Woodchucks drop game in Wisconsin Rapids, 9-2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 8th, 2020

Contact: Mitch Montani, Radio & Broadcasting Intern

baseball@woodchucks.com

Woodchucks drop game in Wisconsin Rapids, 9-2

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WI – The Woodchucks lost to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters on the road, 9-2 on Wednesday night. Wisconsin couldn’t collect a sweep of the home-and-home, after beating the Rafters last night at Athletic Park.

Wisconsin collected its first run in the fifth inning on a Caleb Denny RBI double, which scored Jeissy De La Cruz. Denny was also involved in the second run for the Chucks, scoring on a Brandon Seltzer RBI Sac Fly.

Wisconsin used seven pitchers during the night, including Matt Taylor, who got the start for Wisconsin. Taylor was given a loss in the game. Wisconsin also used JD Shultz, Michael Portela, Chandler Fochs, Justin Reinkall, Jacob Curry and Jace Baumann. Fochs and Reinkall each tossed a scoreless inning of relief.

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Caleb Denny came into the game as a substitution, but went 2-3 with a single, RBI double, and run scored.

Brandon Seltzer was 1-3 with a double, plus an RBI Sac Fly.

Chandler Fochs and Justin Reinkall each threw one inning of scoreless relief.

Next Up

The Woodchucks will begin a four-game home stand, starting tomorrow. Wisconsin will play against La Crosse on Thursday and Friday, and then Rockford on Saturday and Sunday. The Sunday game will see an afternoon first pitch. For tickets, call us at 715.845.5055, stop by our front office, or visit woodchucks.com.

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