Woodchucks power past Chinooks 7-3 on Hayden’s record breaking night.
Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks used six extra base hits, including Brendon Hayden’s record breaking double to defeat the Lakeshore Chinooks 7-3.
With the Woodchucks adhering to an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning, Brendon Hayden hit a double down the left field line scoring Derek Peake on the play. With that double, Hayden now stands alone atop the Woodchucks’ career hits and doubles record with his 35th double and 149th career hit with his two seasons with the Woodchucks.
Nate Mondou then drove in Hayden later in the inning with a two-run home run to right field giving the Woodchucks a 4-0 lead.
Paul DeJong hit his 16th home run of the season in the fifth inning to add another run onto the Woodchucks lead.
The six run lead was plenty enough for Woodchucks’ starting pitcher Andy Ravel. Ravel pitched six innings surrendering just one run while striking out seven Chinooks’ batters.
The Woodchucks and Chinooks will play tomorrow at Athletic Park to finish their two-game series. First pitch is set for 7:05 with fireworks to follow the game.
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.