Woodchucks’ rally not enough to defeat Loggers, lose 10-7.
Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks used a seven-run seventh inning to take the lead against the La Crosse Loggers, but the Loggers scored four unanswered runs to win 10-7.
It was all Loggers early in this one as they gripped a six run lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning. The Woodchucks scored seven runs all with two outs to take the lead 7-6. The rally started with a RBI double by Jake Scudder ending the Loggers’ shutout. The Woodchucks used five consecutive hits to bring home six more runs in the inning. With the bases loaded, Jake Jefferies cleared the bases with one swing of the bat as he hit a double to the left field gap. Nate Mondou then hit a double of his own to plate Jefferies giving the Woodchucks a 7-6 lead.
The Loggers answered with a run of their own in the top of the eighth inning when Aaron Knapp came into score on a single by Ryne Birk tying the game at seven.
The game would go into extra innings when in the first additional inning the Loggers scored three runs as Woodchucks’ pitcher Eric Garza struggled to find the strike zone and letting the game slip out of the Woodchucks’ hands.
The Woodchucks will have a busy road trip to Kenosha the next two days. The Woodchucks will play a total of four games in two days against the Kingfish. Two of the games were postponed in the first half when the Woodchucks first traveled to Kenosha earlier this summer.
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.