Chucks Silence Growlers with Historic 23-5 Win
Wausau, Wis.- The Wausau Woodchucks continued their win streak tonight with a record-breaking 23-5 thrilling win over the Kalamazoo Growlers.
The Chucks were led defensively by Ben Abernathy (UAB) pitching a scoreless full six innings, followed by the Chucks offense scoring an imposing 23 runs off of 15 hits, two of which were home runs hit by Ryan Sepede (BYU).
The Woodchucks started off their historic night with two runs in the bottom of the 1st inning after Kevin Kilpatrick (Houston) slammed a double to center field, scoring Hunter Dorraugh (San Jose State) and Mark Shallenberger (Evansville).
After an exhilarating six run 3rd inning that included a three-run triple by Dorraugh, Sepede got down to business with his first home run of the game in the fifth. After a few innings of silence, the Chucks came back for more.
Following a plethora of walks given up by the Growler’s pitching staff, the Woodchucks scored ten runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to give them a record setting score of 23-0. Zach Levenson (Miami) smashed a double to left field, which scored two, followed by a second Sepede home run. A single by Brent Widder (Evansville) would drive in the last run of the game for the Chucks, with Camden Janik (Illinois) scoring the record breaking 23rd run of the game.
The Woodchucks will return to Athletic Park tomorrow, July 11th at 6:35pm to take on the Kalamazoo Growlers again. Tomorrow’s game is a Bang for Your Buck Night and is the Mosinee Youth Baseball Night! Tickets can be purchased online at https://wausau-woodchucks.nwltickets.com/ or by calling 715.845.5055.
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.