Woodchuck Runs Pour in After Multiple Rain Delays
Wausau, Wis. – The Wausau Woodchucks (32-31) faced off against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (34-30) on a stormy Saturday evening, in a matchup critical to the battle for the playoffs. After two rain delays, one in the top of the 6th and one in the top of the 7th, the Chucks would end up victorious with a final score of 11-5.
The Woodchucks tried to strike early by loading the bases in the bottom of the first but could not capitalize on the opportunity. Jack Wenniger (Illinois) made quick work in the next two innings, only throwing 27 pitches total in innings two and three.
Jakob Boos (UW-Stevens Point) hit an electrifying double in the bottom of the 4th inning, but the Woodchucks wouldn’t score. Fond du Lac would lead as the game headed into its first double header with a score of 3-0.
Travis Stapleton (Polk State) smacked a sacrifice fly for his first RBI of the season, driving in Tyler Cox (Eckerd) to chip away at the Dock Spiders’ lead. The game would head to a second rain delay after the 6th inning, but the Chucks would come back with a vengeance, scoring seven runs in the bottom half of the 7th inning. Three of those runs would come from a double to left field by Stapleton, driving in Cox, Nik Levensteins (North Georgia), and Garret Hill (North Dakota State).
The Chucks would add a few more insurance runs in the bottom of the 8th inning coming from a three-run home run by Hill to give the remaining fans a show, as Fond du Lac would not be able to muster up the runs. The Woodchucks would battle back from behind to become victorious with an 11-5 victory over the Dock Spiders.
The Woodchucks will return to Athletic Park tomorrow, August 7th to face the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders again at 1:05pm. Sunday’s game will feature a Woodchucks t-shirt giveaway to the first 500 fans, presented by Aspirus, and will also feature the Aspirus Kid of the Year recognition. Tickets can be purchased online at https://wausau-woodchucks.nwltickets.com/ or by calling 715.845.5055.