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July 28th, 2020
Contact: Mitch Montani, Radio & Broadcasting Intern
Rafters down Woodchucks on Tuesday night, 8-3
WIS. RAPIDS, WI – The Woodchucks fell to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters on Tuesday night, 8-3 on the road. Wisconsin flirted with a comeback late, but were unable to rally. The loss drops the Woodchucks to 0-4 at Witter Field this season.
Brandon Seltzer scored Kyle Hess with an RBI groundout in the sixth inning, which produced the first Woodchucks run. Wisconsin, however, still trailed 6-1 after six innings. The Chucks collected two runs in the seventh, with Santiago Garavito and Myles Austin each collecting an RBI. This made the score 6-3, but that’s all the Woodchucks would score in the 8-3 loss.
The Woodchucks used just three pitchers in the game. Jace Baumann got his second start of the year, as was given the loss. He allowed four runs over 4.2 innings. JD Shultz also worked tonight, tossing 2.2 innings of four-run ball. Nathan Mirochnick went 0.2 innings as well.
Myles Austin was 2-4 in the game for the Woodchucks, driving in a run.
The Woodchucks will play three straight home games to round out the week, starting tomorrow. They’ll host the Rafters tomorrow in the second game of a home-and-home. First pitch is set for 6:35. 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.