Chucks Battle Booyah, Weather, But Claim Official Win
June 28, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jake Herman, Radio & Broadcasting Intern
Contact: Austin Pert, Public Relations Intern
Official Game Results in Woodchucks Victory
WAUSAU, WI – For the fourth time in 2021, Mother Nature disrupted play at Athletic Park.
And it was with the help of Mother Nature that the Wisconsin Woodchucks could officially defeat the Green Bay Booyah 3-1 on Monday.
The Woodchucks and Booyah initially underwent a lengthy delay in Monday night’s contest. At 7:22, heavy rains and lightning in the vicinity suspended the teams’ matchup after three innings. As a persistent rainfall slowed to a sprinkle and eventually tapered out in its entirety, the tarp was removed from the playing surface around 9:15 and a 9:45 start time was set.
A 1-0 lead became a 3-1 advantage for the Chucks after four and a half innings. As play was stopped again at 10:28, the game could become official, and Wisconsin could claim the win.
Before the opening stoppage, the Woodchucks scored a run in the bottom of the first Monday with a pair of doubles from Jordan Schaffer and Kevin Kilpatrick.
The teams picked up play in the top of the fourth after waiting for over two hours during the delay.
Green Bay tied the game immediately after resuming play, but the Chucks went back ahead 3-1 in the bottom of the fourth behind a Colton Vincent RBI and a Kilpatrick plate appearance that was scored as a fielder’s choice. This score held as the game became official after rain stopped play for a second time.
Wisconsin is now 19-10 and still atop the Great Lakes West Division.
Starting pitcher Bobby Vath threw three scoreless frames.
Peyton Schofield pitched a one-run fourth inning and earned the win.
Dante Chirico pitched a shutout fifth and earned the save.
Kilpatrick was 1-3 with an RBI and a double.
The Woodchucks go to Green Bay Tuesday night to complete the home-and-home series. They’re back at Athletic Park Wednesday night against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders in a matchup between the Great Lakes West Division leaders! The June 30, 6:35 p.m. first pitch will also be White Claw Wednesday, where the first 250 fans to purchase a White Claw from our concession stands get a White Claw Koozie courtesy of Lee Beverage.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 27-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.