Home Runs From Weiss and Oliva Power Woodchucks to 8-6 Win
Wausau, WIS- Two home runs from Albee Weiss and Jared Oliva powered the Wisconsin Woodchucks to an 8-6 victory over the Lakeshore Chinooks at Athletic Park Wednesday.
Lakeshore snagged a 2-0 lead before the Chucks scored one run in the bottom of the first inning Jared Oliva doubled down the left field line, Connor Heady moved him to third on a sacrifice bunt and Yusuke Akitoshi scored Oliva on a fielder’s choice, making it 2-1.
The Woodchucks took the lead with a six-run fourth inning, highlighted by a pair of home runs. Yusuke Akitoshi led off the frame with a double and scored on an LJ Hatch single. Then, Albee Weiss crushed a two-run homer to dead center field. Three batters later Jared Oliva smashed a three-run jack to left to put the Chucks ahead 7-2.
After each team scored one run in the fifth, Lakeshore added three runs in the eighth on a Kyle Wood home run, slicing the Woodchuck edge to 8-6.
Wisconsin took that lead to the ninth and counted on Robert Zeigler to secure the victory. Zeigler shut down the Chinooks 1-2-3 in the final frame to grab back-to-back saves and back-to-back victories for the Chucks.
Kyle Dohy started on the hill for the first time as a Woodchuck Wednesday. He gave up four hits and three earned runs while striking out five in four and a third innings of work.
The Chucks and Chinooks play again tomorrow night at Athletic Park with first pitch at 7:05 p.m.
Tickets for all Woodchucks home games can be purchased online, at woodchucks.com, by calling the Front Office at 715.845.5055, or by stopping by the Front Office (300 3rd. St. Suite 305, Wausau WI 55403) anytime between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday, or 9:00-4:00 p.m. on game days. The box office at Athletic Park (324 E. Wausau Ave, Wausau WI 55403) opens at 1:30 p.m. on game days. The Woodchucks are looking forward to a fun filled season at Athletic Park and we hope to see you there!