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Woodchucks Take Game 1 of Doubleheader on Walk-off

Woodchucks Take Game 1 of Doubleheader on Walk-off

July 29, 2021

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Contact: Jake Herman, Radio Broadcasting & Media Relations Intern

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McCabe Drives in Schoenvogel to Win

WAUSAU, WI – Game 1 of Thursday’s doubleheader between the Wisconsin Woodchucks and Green Bay Booyah was slated to be seven innings. But it took eight to decide a winner between the teams.

After two intentional walks and a sacrifice bunt in the bottom of the eighth, pinch hitter Ben McCabe scored Jacob Schoenvogel from third base on a sacrifice fly as the Chucks earned a 3-2 walk-off win. Schoenvogel had begun the frame as the automatic runner on second.

Colin Millar struck out all Booyah batters in the top half of the inning to set up the win.

The Chucks improve to 34-21 and 13-7 in the second half of the Northwoods League season.

Green Bay tacked on the opening run in the third with a sacrifice fly. The Woodchucks tied the matchup in the bottom half of the inning with a Jacob Burke RBI single, scoring Ryan Sepede.

An Anthony Catalano solo home run made it 2-1 in the fourth.

The Booyah tied the contest in the sixth on a fielder’s choice. Wisconsin avoided further damage, with Green Bay stranding the bases loaded in the inning.

Thursday’s game became a doubleheader after a rainout between the teams at Athletic Park on July 14.

Top Performers

Nick Marshall made his first 2021 Woodchuck start and allowed one earned run in four and one-third innings pitched. He struck out five.

Colin Millar pitched two and two-thirds innings, striking out six and earning the win.

Catalano was 2-3 with a solo home run.

Burke went 2-3 with an RBI.

Next Up

The teams will square off for Game 2 of Thursday’s doubleheader at approximately 8:15 p.m. It too will be a seven-inning game.

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