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Woodchucks Late Inning Rally Falls Short to Chinooks

July 1, 2018 - Northwoods League (Northwoods) - Wisconsin Woodchucks News Release

Wausau, WIS - The Woodchucks came into this afternoon's game against the Lakeshore Chinooks looking to win their third straight game. The Chucks took an early 1-0 lead but the Chinooks scored six runs in the 4thand 5thinnings and held on for the 7-3 victory.

The Chucks offense got going early as Alex Toral returned to the lineup and delivered an RBI single in the bottom of the 2ndinning to give the team an early 1-0 lead.

The Lakeshore Chinooks had a big four run top of the 4thinning and two run top of the 5thinning to take a 6-1 lead. They also added one run in the top of the 7thinning to go ahead 7-1 after seven.

The Chucks did not go down without a fight as they scored two runs in the bottom of the 8thinning off a wild pitch and a Sac Fly RBI from shortstop Nick Loftin.

Woodchucks relievers Alex Stodola and Drew Holweger did a very nice job keeping the game within reach allowing only one run combined over 4 and 2/3rd's innings pitched.

Top Performers

Woodchucks centerfielder Jaren Shelby had a very productive day at the plate going 3-5 and scoring as well.

Chucks right fielder Zach DeLoach continued to swing the bat well going 3-4 and reaching base four times with a walk as well. Zach has now pushed his batting average to .345 which leads the team.

Chucks designated hitter Alex Toral gave the team their first sign of offensive with an RBI single in the bottom of the 2ndinning.

Woodchucks relievers Alex Stodola and Drew Holweger did a very nice job keeping the game within reach allowing only one run combined over 4 and 2/3rd's innings pitched.

Next Up

The Wisconsin Woodchucks will be back home at Athletic Park on Sunday July 8thas they host the Rockford Rivets. First pitch is at 3.05. Join us before the game at 1pm for a Police Vs Fire Softball game honoring fallen Detective Jason Weiland. Then stick around for local heroes' day with the Woodchucks. For tickets, call us at 715.845.5055, stop by our front office, or visit woodchucks.com.

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