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Woodchucks Lose Battle to Kingfish

August 1, 2022 - Northwoods League (Northwoods) - Wausau Woodchucks News Release


Wausau, Wisc. - The Wausau Woodchucks (29-31) battled the Kenosha Kingfish (29-32) until the very end on an exciting Monday night, ultimately being unable to rally for the win despite their best efforts. The nearly four hour game ended with a final score of 13-11.

The Woodchucks started the game off quietly until the bottom of the 4th inning, when a Nik Levensteins (North Georgia) single scored Elie Kligman (Wake Forest) from third base, starting a rally for the home team. The rally continued in the bottom of the 5th inning when Kligman smoked a single to right field to score Aidan Corn (Pasco-Hernando).

In the bottom of the 6th inning, the Chucks rally efforts exploded, scoring an impressive five runs during the inning to bring the score to 12-7, Kenosha still leading. The five runs came from the Kingfish walking four Chucks batters and one single to left field by Corn.

After a quiet 7th inning, Zach Kluvers (North Dakota State), Maurice Gomez (Keiser), and Kligman were each walked in the bottom of the 8th to load the bases for the Chucks with two outs. The Kingfish brought in a new pitcher to try to end the inning, but a wild pitch ended up bringing Kluvers home to plate another run for Wausau.

The Chucks loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the 9th inning with three consecutive hits, inching themselves closer with another run scored on an RBI single from Kluvers. Corn smashed a two run single over the head of the third baseman to make it a two run game. Though the Woodchucks loaded the bases once more with two outs, they wouldn't be able to score again, leaving the game with a final score of 13-11.

Up Next

The Woodchucks will return to Athletic Park Wednesday, August 3rd to face the Kenosha Kingfish again at 6:35pm. Wednesday's game will feature a team poster giveaway to the first 500 fans to walk through the gates, so make sure to get there early. Come cheer on the Chucks and enjoy a beautiful, fun-filled evening! Tickets can be purchased online at https://wausau-woodchucks.nwltickets.com/ or by calling 715.845.5055.

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