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August 11th, 2020
Contact: Mitch Montani, Radio & Broadcasting Intern
Woodchucks crush Rivets in Tuesday’s series opener
ROCKFORD, IL – The Woodchucks defeated the Rockford Rivets on Tuesday. The final score was 11-2. In addition to getting the best performance by a Woodchucks starting pitcher this season, the offense had a season-high of 14 hits.
The scoring started in the second inning for the Chucks. Adrian Mella, Pablo Ruiz and Nick Romano each had RBI hits. It was 4-2 Woodchucks after two. Wisconsin led 6-2 after four innings, with Mella and Freddy Rojas collecting run-scoring hits. The big contribution came in the fifth inning. The Chucks were able to put up five more runs. Newcomer Tom Josten had a three-run homer during the frame.
The Woodchucks also found success on the other side of the plate. Starting pitcher Nate Madej tossed seven innings of two-run, two-hit ball. He struck out nine batter, collecting the win. This was followed by two shutout innings from Chandler Fochs.
Nate Madej tossed seven innings of two-run, two-hit ball. He had nine strikeouts.
Freddy Rojas Jr. was 3-5 was 2 RBIs.
Adrian Mella was 2-4 with 2 RBIs.
The Chucks play in Rockford again tomorrow. They’ll return home on Thursday, with a game against Fond du Lac. 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.