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Woodchucks Sweep Rivets In Pitchers Duel

 

Wausau, WIS – The Woodchucks came into tonight’s game back at Athletic Park looking for the sweep against the Rockford Rivets and looking to win their sixth in the last eight games. It was a pitcher’s duel throughout led by the starters for both sides but the Chucks held on for the tight 2-1 win.

 

The Chucks struck first in the bottom of the 2nd inning with an RBI groundout from Zach DeLoach.

 

Woodchucks starter Greg Dunham was simply sensational on the mound having a no hitter into the seventh inning. Dunham went seven scoreless innings striking out eight and allowing just one hit.

 

Chucks centerfielder Jaren Shelby added a big insurance run in the bottom of the 6th inning with an RBI single making it 2-0 Chucks.

 

The Rivets answered with a run in the top of the 8th inning but Chucks closer Lenny Gwizdala shut the door down in the top of the 9th, securing his seventh save of the season. Gwizdala is now a perfect 7/7 on save opportunities.

 

 

Top Performers

 

Chucks designated hitter Zach DeLoach added another RBI in the bottom of the 2nd as he now leads the team with 22 runs batted in on the season.

 

 

Next Up

 

The Wisconsin Woodchucks will be back home at Athletic Park on Tuesday July 9thas they host the Green Bay Bullfrogs. First pitch is at 6:35. Enjoy Christmas Vacation in July. Dress up as your favorite Christmas Vacation character for a costume contest. Woodchucks Players will wear ugly sweater jerseys. Fortickets, call us at 715.845.5055, stop by our front office, or visit woodchucks.com