Woodchucks Start Strong But Can’t Hang On To Win Against Madison
WAUSAU, WI – The Wisconsin Woodchucks played their second game of the homestand against the Madison Mallards. The Woodchucks started off strong but were unable to hold the lead and lost with a final score of 7-2.
In the first inning, Woodchucks had a strong start. TJ Reeves hit a single bringing Brandon Seltzer in for the first run of the game. Shortly after, Angel Tiburcio was able to return the favor with a double to bring home TJ Reeves and the Woodchucks went up 2-0.
From here on out, the Woodchucks could not get things going on offense. Madison responded quickly in the third with a run brought in by Logan Michaels. Then with runners on second and third, Justin Wiley scored off a wild pitch, with Logan Michaels advancing to third. Finally, Drew Benefield hit a single that brought in Logan Michaels for another run.
Later in the fifth inning, Madison put runners on second and third and a double by Benefield brought in two more for Madison. Again in the seventh, Drew Benefield hit a two run home run to give the Mallards a 7-2 lead and they hung on to beat the Woodchucks.
Angel Tiburcio had one hit and one RBI.
TJ Reeves hit a single and one RBI.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks will travel to Madison tomorrow to face the Mallards. The game will be at 6:35 PM. The Woodchucks will return home on Thursday, June 20th to face the Lakeshore Chinooks. It will be Woodchucks Toy Night, presented by Kristo Orthodontics. Buzz and Woody will be in attendance for pictures and autographs. The Woodchucks will also be home on Friday and Sunday. A Post-Game TV Show Theme Songs Firework Show will be held on Friday night, presented by Cellcom. Sunday will be Faith & Family Day. Join us for some fellowship with music, baseball and post-game kids can run the bases, presented by Yach’s Body & Custom and Grebe’s! For tickets, call us at 715.845.5055, stop by our front office, or visit woodchucks.com.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 25-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 200 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.woodchucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Woodchucks as your favorite team.