Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks dropped the first game of the series against the La Crosse 8-2, as the Woodchucks’ pitching performance surrendered nine walks.
The two teams swapped runs in the first inning to keep the game squared at one until the top of the third inning. In that third inning, Woodchucks’ starting pitcher Andy Ravel struggled to find the strike zone as three straight walks loaded the bases. A week fly ball to center field dropped allowing two runs to score and a fielding error by Jake Jefferies allowed the third runner to score giving the Loggers a 4-1 lead and they never looked back.
The Loggers scored seven unanswered runs to break the game open taking the first game of the series 8-2.
The Woodchucks’ pitching staff struggled to find the strike zone all night. They threw a total of nine walks throughout the game as the Loggers patience paid off for them.
One bright spot for the Woodchucks was Brendon Hayden who went 4-for-5 with four singles including an RBI. In the last two games, Hayden is 6-for-10 with two home runs and six RBIs.
The Woodchucks and Loggers will finish their two-game series tonight at Athletic Park. First pitch is at 7:05 with fireworks following the game.You can hear the game on Foxsports radio AM1390 & FM 93.9.
Rest Of NWL Scores
Lakeshore 7 Kalamazoo 4
Madison 5 Battle Creek 3
Madison 7 Battle Creek 1
Kenosha 4 Wisconsin Rapids 3
Green Bay 3 St. Cloud 2
Duluth 2 Alexandria 1
Mankato 6 Eau Claire 5
Waterloo 4 Rochester 3
Willmar 5 Thunder Bay 4 (11 innings)