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Published On: June 6th, 2022

Woodchucks Lose Close One In Extra Innings


The Wausau Woodchucks took the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters through eleven in a pitcher’s duel resulting in a 3-1 loss for the Chucks.


The Rafters (7-1) now own a  seven-game winning streak, and have taken the first two games of this series from Wausau (3-5). The action between the two teams continues tomorrow as the Woodchucks once again travel to Wisconsin Rapids.


Dante Chirico(Northwest Florida State College)  started the night off hot for the Chucks going three up-three down in the first inning. Pitching was hot for both teams all night as each only recorded two hits through the 6th. The Rafters opted for an early relief pitcher, and the Chucks brought in Mike Reagan (Barry) in the 5th. The reliever walked four batters, but was able to pitch through the loaded bases to end the inning with a strikeout.


Limited hits came throughout the game, but that didn’t stop Brent Widder(Evansville)  from barreling a single in his first at bat in Athletic Park this season. In the 9th, the Woodchucks loaded the bases off of hits from Brock Watkins(BYU) and walks by Ryan Sepede (BYU) and Brent Widder.  But a double play ended the inning and sent it to extras.


The Rafters scored in the top of the tenth,  but the Chucks responded with a hit by Amani Larry(New Orleans) bringing a run across on a two out knock. The go ahead run was tagged out at the plate, though, and the game continued into the 11th.


The Rafters plate 2 in the 11th on a deep hit to left field. The Woodchucks were unable to respond despite having runners threatening on first and third to end the game.


Up Next

The Woodchucks are just over a week into the 2022 season and our next home game is Thursday, June 9th. Everyone’s favorite police pup and fire pup will be making an appearance that day. Gates open at 5:35pm and first pitch against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters is set for 6:35pm. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 715.845.5055.