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Woodchucks Split Series With Bombers After 7-2 Loss

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Wausau, WIS- The Wisconsin Woodchucks split their two-game series with the Battle Creek Bombers after dropping the second game in the set 7-2 Wednesday.

After a half inning of play, the scoreboard at Athletic Park was identical to Tuesday’s scoreboard. The Bombers scored two runs in the opening frame, the first of which came off a home run from leadoff hitter Dan Swain.

The Woodchucks cut the lead in half in the second as Owen Taylor opened the inning with a single and Ramsey Romano doubled him home.

Battle Creek scored four runs on four hits in the fourth and fifth innings, extending their lead to 7-1. The Bombers kept the Woodchucks from scoring again until the ninth, when the game got interesting.

Ryan Day led off with a triple and scored on a wild pitch to make it 7-2. Tanner Gragg walked and Nick Gotta singled before Al Molina struck out for the first out in the inning. Ryan Howard then hit a towering shot over the left field wall that was inches from making it a two-run ballgame.

Instead, it was ruled a foul ball and a long strike two for Howard. He was then hit by a pitch, which set the stage for LJ Hatch. However, Hatch grounded into a double play to end the ballgame.

The Woodchucks three-game homestand continues tomorrow against the Green Bay Bullfrogs at 7:05 p.m.

 

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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.