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Chucks Crush Mallards to Sweep Series

Chucks Crush Mallards to Sweep Series

 

Wausau, Wisc. – The Wausau Woodchucks (2-2) demolished the Madison Mallards (1-3) for the second night in a row in a thrilling high-scoring game with a final score of 17-8 to take the series.

 

A combination of Chucks bats being on fire with 17 hits and three massive home runs plus a strong defense led the team to victory, continuing to capitalize on their momentum as they push to rise to the top of the division in the second half of the season. 

 

Key Highlights:

 

Brent Widder (Evansville) got the party started for the Woodchucks with a home run in the bottom of the first over the left field wall to plate the first run of the game. 

 

Nik Levenstein (North Georgia) kept the crowd alive in the 3rd inning with a three run home run to dead center field, scoring Zach Levenson (Miami) and Kevin Kilpatrick (Houston). The Chucks scored five runs to follow in the 4th inning, coming mainly from bases-loaded walks by the Mallards pitcher to launch the Chucks back into the lead with a score of 11-6.

 

Hunter Dorraugh (San Jose State) joined the home run derby with a three run shot in the bottom of the 5th inning to score the last three runs of the game for the Woodchucks, who battled through position player pitching for the rest of the night to close out the game with a final score of 17-8.

 

Up Next

The Woodchucks will return to Athletic Park tomorrow, July 10th at1:05pm to take on the Kalamazoo Growlers. Bring your pup out to tomorrow’s game for the Bark in the Park event! Tickets can be purchased online at https://wausau-woodchucks.nwltickets.com/ or by calling 715.845.5055.

 

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The Wausau Woodchucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 28th season, the Northwoods 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 280 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at watchnwl.com. For more information, visit woodchucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rockers as your favorite team.