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Woodchucks Drop First Game to Rafters

Woodchucks Drop First Game to Rafters

Wausau, Wis. – The Wausau Woodchucks (28-26) took on the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (43-12) at Athletic Park for the first game of a double header Wednesday afternoon. The Rafters struck first, the Woodchucks would try to rally, but ultimately came up short with a 10-4 loss.

 

Key Highlights

The Woodchucks got their offense started in the bottom of the 6th inning when Camden Janik (Illinois) got on base after a hit-by-pitch on the Rapids pitcher. Janik would be driven in by Bradley Comer (UWSP) to give Wausau their first run of the game. Zach Kluvers (North Dakota State) would cross the plate next to start the rally for the Chucks.

 

The 7th inning would be the Woodchucks second shot at redemption, after Chase Hug (Evansville) took advantage of a bases loaded walk, scoring the third run for the Chucks. A sac fly by Comer would bring in the final run scored for the Chucks. 

 

The Woodchucks managed to load the bases in the bottom of the 9th inning, trying to fight back against the Rafters, but were unable to capitalize on the opportunity, ending the game with a final score of 10-4.

 

Up Next

The Woodchucks will return to Athletic Park tonight, Wednesday, July 27th to face the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters again at 6:35pm for the second game of the double header. Tonight’s game will feature a Woodchucks Mini Bat Giveaway to the first 500 fans who walk through the gates, sponsored by Culligan Water. 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 Woodchucks as your favorite team.