Early Runs Plague Woodchucks in Loss to Growlers
Woodchucks Drop Game to Growlers 6-2
The Woodchucks had their first out of state game today as the took on the Kalamazoo Growlers in Michigan. After trailing early in the game, the ‘Chucks attempted a come back in the middle innings with a pair of RBI singles from Nelson in the fifth and Fernandez in the sixth, but they couldn’t close the gap and fell to the Growlers 6-2.
Starter Matt Walker struck out three in five innings of work, but some early stolen bases allowed the Growlers to gain a 2-0 lead in the first, and they didn’t slow down.
Isaac Quinones scored the first run of the night on an RBI single from Payton Nelson in the fifth and Javier Valdes scored in the sixth on an RBI single from Michael Fernandez to bring the Woodchucks deficit to 2-4. Kalamazoo tacked on a couple more runs to win the game 6-2.
The Woodchucks face off against these same Kalamazoo Growlers tomorrow then continue their road trip with 2-game series in Battle Creek. They’ll return home on Saturday, June 16th against the Rockford Rivets. We are hosting our first ever Bourbon Tasting at the ballpark. Be sure to pre-order tickets. Also enjoy Saturday night with Cellcom’s post-game fireworks set to 90’s throwback country music. For tickets, call us at 715.845.5055, stop by our front office, or visit woodchucks.com.