Woodchucks Drop Defensive Duel with Loggers 3-1
Wausau, WIS- The Wisconsin Woodchucks could only muster three hits in a 3-1 loss to the La Crosse Loggers at Athletic Park Friday night.
The Loggers grabbed the first lead Friday by scoring one run in the second. Brock Lundquist led off the inning with a double and two batters later, Jacob Boston scored him with an RBI single.
Wisconsin squared it up in the fourth. Max Ponzurick walked to start the inning, and Jared Oliva laced a single into left field to bring in Ponzurick, evening the score at 1-1.
The Woodchucks threatened in the sixth. Ponzurick reached on an error and LJ Hatch followed with a single before Albee Weiss lined out to Mason McCoy to end the frame.
Matt Smith started on the mound for the Woodchucks and gave up just one run in six innings of work. After he left the game, La Crosse found their stride. The Loggers scored two runs on two doubles and three walks in the seventh while facing three different Woodchuck pitchers.
That’s all La Crosse needed to come away with the victory as the Chucks were unable to cross anyone in the final three innings.
Wisconsin and La Crosse will go at it again tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. at Athletic Park.
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.