Jared Skolnicki’s 11 Strikeouts Push Woodchucks to 7-1 Victory
Wausau, WIS- Jared Skolnicki struck out 11 in five innings, and the Wisconsin Woodchucks fanned a total of 15 batters in a 7-1 win over the Kalamazoo Growlers Thursday.
Impressive pitching and an excellent defensive performance led the Woodchucks to this victory. Wisconsin did not commit any errors and allowed just three hits in the contest.
The Woodchucks took a 2-0 lead in the second behind a two-run blast from Albee Weiss. Wisconsin extended that lead to 3-0 in the third. Ryan Howard walked with two outs, and Kalamazoo committed two errors, moving Howard all the way home.
Wisconsin’s offensive production continued in the sixth. Albee Weiss singled, Cody Hanke reached on an error and Ian Yetsko scored both of them on a bloop single to right field, making it 5-0.
Kalamazoo scored one run in the top of the seventh, but the Woodchucks responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning, including one off a solo shot from LJ Hatch.
Chance Simpson, Kyle Dohy and Eli Kraus combined for four innings in relief. They gave up just one run and two hits while striking out four.
After splitting this series with Kalamazoo, the Woodchucks host the La Crosse Loggers Friday and Saturday at Athletic Park with both games starting at 7:05 p.m.
The WISCONSIN WOODCHUCKS are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwood’s League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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 120 Northwood’s League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit www.woodchucks.com.