Woodchucks silenced Chinooks, 7-0.
Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks bounced back from last night’s defeat by the Lakeshore Chinooks as the Woodchucks’ pitching staff silenced the Chinooks 7-0.
A combined effort from Alex Phillips, Andy Ravel, and Sam Mahar kept the Chinooks’ (17-9) bats quiet for the night. Ravel picked up the win as he pitched four innings in relief, surrendering just two hits all while striking out four batters.
Jake Jefferies stayed red hot in his first at-bat when he hit a single up the middle bringing home a pair of runs to give the Woodchucks (16-8) an early 2-0 lead. Jefferies now has 14 hits in his last six games.
A couple of singles in the bottom of the second inning scored two more runs for the Woodchucks. The first was by Tyler Stieb to right field that brought home Jake Scudder on the play. Nate Mondou would then bring Steib home on a single giving the Woodchucs a 4-0 lead.
Another pair of runs came in for the Woodchucks in the third straight inning by way of three straight singles. The third of those singles was by a line drive to right field from CJ Chatham bringing home Troy Traxler on the play.
Brendon Hayden drove in Stieb in the bottom of the sixth inning giving the Woodchucks a 7-0 lead, which was a plethora of runs for the pitching performance tonight.
The Woodchucks will continue their five-game home stand with the La Crosse Loggers coming to town on Sunday. The Woodchucks trail the Loggers by a half of a game for the South Divison Lead. First pitch is set for 5:05.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwood’s League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwood’s League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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, more than 115 Northwood’s League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwood’s League YouTube channel. For more information, visit woodchucks.com.