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Mangrum homers twice, but Woodchucks fall to Rivets 11-2

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Rockford, Ill.- Stevie Mangrum hit two solo home runs, but it was not enough as the Wisconsin Woodchucks (1-3) were handled for the second consecutive night by the Rockford Rivets (2-2) 11-2 at Rivets Stadium.

Mangrum got hot early, absolutely demolishing a pitch from starter Jeffrey Barton and depositing it over the high wall in right-center field to give the Woodchucks a 1-0 lead. Rockford leveled the score with a sacrifice fly in the second, but soon, Mangrum was at the dish once again.

The second verse was the same as the first. Mangrum took the first pitch he saw and smacked one down the left field line for his second solo homer of the evening to restore a 2-1 Wisconsin advantage.

From there, however, it was all Rivets. Bren Spillane led off the third with a single, and Cal Aldridge followed with a walk. Both would score on separate RBI ground-outs in the frame to give the Rivets a 3-2 lead.

Rockford tacked on two more in the fourth off of reliever Payton Coffman. Ryan Hutchinson led off with a double and eventually scored on an error. Later, Aldridge singled and scored on a double by Hunter Feduccia for a 5-2 Rockford lead.

The Rivets didn’t stop there. With two outs in the sixth, Anthony Forte singled home Keith Kerrigan to make it 6-2.

But the real damage was done in the eighth. Lenny Gwizdala got the first two outs of the frame, but an error allowed the inning to continue, and Rockford made the Chucks pay, scoring five unearned runs to blow the game open.

Both Nate Montgomery and Bren Spillane tallied three hits and drove in two runs for the home team, and Barton picked up his first win of the year with five solid innings of work. Eli Baez worked the first three innings for the Woodchucks, giving up only one earned run, but was saddled with his first loss.

The Woodchucks will look to feed off some home cooking Saturday as they return to Wausau to face off against the Fond Du Lac Dock Spiders at Athletic Park.


Game Date: 06/02/2017

Wisconsin Woodchucks  2 AT Rockford Rivets  11

                                 YTD                                   YTD

Wisconsin          AB  R  H BI   AVG  Rockford           AB  R  H BI   AVG

Smith, A CF         4  0  0  0  .077  Hutchinson, R SS    2  2  1  2  .200

Mangrum, S LF       4  2  2  2  .313  Rave, J CF          4  0  0  0  .000

Reed, D 1B          4  0  1  0  .143  Spillane, B 1B      6  1  3  2  .389

Kendrick, A DH      3  0  0  0  .250  Aldridge, C 3B      4  2  1  0  .429

Nunez, I 3B         4  0  0  0  .143  Feduccia, H DH      5  0  1  1  .200

Soucy, A C          3  0  1  0  .571  Kerrigan, K LF      4  2  1  1  .313

Rosen, J SS         4  0  0  0  .091  Montgomery, N C     5  2  3  2  .273

Owens, J RF         3  0  1  0  .200  Forte, A RF         4  1  2  1  .250

Rivera, M 2B        3  0  0  0  .100  Wassel, J 2B        3  1  1  0  .091

                   32  2  5  2                           37 11 13  9

Wisconsin            1 0 1   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  2  5  3

Rockford             0 1 2   2 0 1   0 5 x - 11 13  1

2B--Hutchinson, R SS (1), Feduccia, H DH (1). HR--Mangrum, S LF 2 (3).

RBI--Mangrum, S LF  2 (3), TOTALS  2 (0), Hutchinson, R SS  2 (2),

Spillane, B 1B  2 (2), Feduccia, H DH (1), Kerrigan, K LF (3), Montgomery,

N C  2 (2), Forte, A RF (1), TOTALS  9 (0). HP--Kerrigan, K LF (1).

SF--Hutchinson, R SS (1). SB--Hutchinson, R SS (2), Spillane, B 1B 2 (3).

CS--Soucy, A C (1). E--Reed, D 1B (2), Rosen, J SS 2 (3), Hutchinson, R SS

(1). 

LOB--Wisconsin 5, Rockford 15. DP--A. Soucy(C) - I. Nunez(3B) - D.

Reed(1B), N. Montgomery(C) - J. Wassel(2B). 

                                                                YTD

                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA

 Wisconsin

Baez, E (L,0-1)                 3.0   3   3   1   6   1   0    3.00

Coffman, P                      1.0   3   2   2   0   1   0   18.00

Bottenfield, J                  2.0   4   1   1   1   1   0    3.86

Lenny, G                        1.2   3   5   0   4   2   0    0.00

Papageorge, A                   0.1   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00

                                8    13  11   4  11   6   0

 Rockford

Barton, J (W,1-0)               5.0   5   2   2   1   4   2    3.60

Laird, J                        3.0   0   0   0   0   2   0    0.00

Stutsman, D                     1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    4.50

                                9     5   2   2   2   7   2

WP--Baez, E (1), Lenny, G (1). HB--Coffman, P (1). SO--Smith, A, Mangrum,

S, Kendrick, A, Nunez, I 2, Rosen, J 2, Hutchinson, R, Spillane, B,

Feduccia, H 4. BB--Kendrick, A, Soucy, A, Hutchinson, R 3, Rave, J 2,

Aldridge, C 2, Feduccia, H, Forte, A, Wassel, J 2. BF--Baez, E 18 (18),

Coffman, P 7 (7), Bottenfield, J 11 (22), Lenny, G 13 (16), Papageorge, A

(5), Barton, J 21 (21), Laird, J 9 (19), Stutsman, D 4 (9). P-S--Baez, E

55-23, Coffman, P 21-13, Bottenfield, J 39-26, Lenny, G 50-21, Papageorge,

A 5-4, Barton, J 83-56, Laird, J 37-23, Stutsman, D 15-10. 

T--2:44.  A--1245

Saturday's pitchers -- Kellen Rholl for Wisconsin; Cole Bellair for

Rockford.

Weather: Sunny, 85 degrees

Plate Umpire - Jonah Shank, Field Umpire #1 - Michael Chukerman, Field Umpire #3 - Joe Belangia

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