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The Wisconsin Woodchucks bats were hot Friday as they defeated the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 9-2 in the first of a two-game series.

The Woodchucks got things going offensively in a big way in the bottom of the 2ndinning with solo home runs from designated hitter Dom Derenzo and third basemen Cooper Swanson to make it 2-0. They then got a huge bases clearing RBI triple from the hot hitting right fielder Reese Alexiades to make it 5-0 after two innings.

The Chucks offensive didn’t stop there and added three runs in the bottom of the 3rdinning from an RBI double from left fielder TJ Raguse and a two run RBI single from catcher Isaac Quinones to make it 8-0 Chucks after three innings.

Chucks starter Orsen Josephina was brilliant on the mound once again going six innings giving up only two runs with six strikeouts.

The Woodchucks bullpen was lights out tonight getting two innings of scoreless pitching from Branson Hall and an inning of scoreless relief from Lenny Gwizdala.

Top Performers 

Woodchucks centerfielder Reese Alexiades has been one of the hottest hitters on the team and added to that with 2-5 night with a huge three run RBI double. He has now pushed his average to .352

Chucks designated hitter Dom Derenzo had a big night at the plate getting the scoring going with a solo homer in the 2ndinning. He went 2-3 with a home run, a walk, and he scored twice.

The Chucks also got great contributions at the plate from catcher Isaac Quinones who reached base twice and had a two run RBI single in the 3rdinning and centerfielder Zach DeLoach who hit his second home run in two nights. He also reached base twice.

Woodchucks starter Orsen Josephina was light out once again going six innings allowing just two runs and striking out four batters.

Next Up 

The Wisconsin Woodchucks will be back home at Athletic Park on Sunday June 24thas they again host the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. First pitch is at 3:05 p.m. For tickets, visit woodchucks.com.

Box Score

Game Date: 06/23/2018

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters  2 AT Wisconsin Woodchucks  9

                                 YTD                                   YTD

Wis Rapids         AB  R  H BI   AVG  Wisconsin          AB  R  H BI   AVG

Wofford, B LF       4  1  1  0  .300  Loftin, N SS        5  0  1  0  .280

Robertson, P SS     4  1  1  0  .205  Alexiades, R RF     5  0  2  3  .352

Duvall, T C         2  0  0  0  .471  DeLoach, Z CF       4  1  1  1  .233

Wold, J 1B          3  0  0  1  .312  DeRenzo, D DH       4  2  2  1  .250

Mallek, M RF        4  0  1  1  .315  Toral, A 1B         4  0  1  0  .198

Fair, I DH          3  0  1  0  .353  Swanson, C 3B       3  2  1  1  .143

Fehr, B CF          2  0  0  0  .311   Fernandez, M 3B    0  0  0  0  .203

 Stringer, E PH     1  0  0  0  .226  Raguse, T LF        4  2  2  1  .200

Schmidt, M 3B       4  0  0  0  .170  Quinones, I C       3  1  1  2  .222

Wiley, J 2B         3  0  0  0  .192  Ahn, P 2B           2  1  1  0  .220

                   30  2  4  2                           34  9 12  9

Wis Rapids           0 0 0   2 0 0   0 0 0 -  2  4  0

Wisconsin            0 5 3   0 0 1   0 0 x -  9 12  3

2B--Alexiades, R RF (6), DeRenzo, D DH (2), Raguse, T LF (1). HR--DeLoach,

Z CF (2), DeRenzo, D DH (2), Swanson, C 3B (1). RBI--Wold, J 1B (16),

Mallek, M RF (13), TOTALS  2 (0), Alexiades, R RF  3 (6), DeLoach, Z CF

(7), DeRenzo, D DH (3), Swanson, C 3B (1), Raguse, T LF (4), Quinones, I C 

2 (4), TOTALS  9 (0). SF--Wold, J 1B (1). SB--Robertson, P SS (7), DeLoach,

Z CF (2), Raguse, T LF (1). E--Alexiades, R RF (1), Toral, A 1B (6),

Swanson, C 3B (1). 

LOB--Wis Rapids 6, Wisconsin 7. DP--J. Wold(1B) - P. Robertson(SS) - J.

Winkler(P), J. Wiley(2B) - P. Robertson(SS) - J. Wold(1B), B. Hall(P) - N.

Loftin(SS) - A. Toral(1B). 

                                                                YTD

                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA

 Wis Rapids

Winkler, J (L,0-1)              2.0   5   5   5   2   0   2    6.00

Aguilar, J                      3.2   6   4   4   4   2   1    7.94

Waldis, H                       2.1   1   0   0   0   4   0    3.24

                                8    12   9   9   6   6   3

 Wisconsin

Josephina, O (W,2-1)            6.0   4   2   2   2   6   0    1.73

Hall, B                         2.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    7.20

Gwizdala, L                     1.0   0   0   0   1   1   0    0.00

                                9     4   2   2   4   8   0

WP--Waldis, H (2), Gwizdala, L (1). SO--Wofford, B, Robertson, P, Mallek,

M, Fair, I, Fehr, B 2, Schmidt, M 2, Alexiades, R, DeLoach, Z, DeRenzo, D,

Toral, A, Swanson, C, Raguse, T. BB--Duvall, T 2, Fair, I, Fehr, B,

DeLoach, Z, DeRenzo, D, Swanson, C, Quinones, I, Ahn, P 2. BF--Winkler, J

12 (43), Aguilar, J 20 (32), Waldis, H 8 (37), Josephina, O 25 (107), Hall,

B 6 (21), Gwizdala, L 4 (26). P-S--Winkler, J 49-27, Aguilar, J 72-41,

Waldis, H 42-27, Josephina, O 83-54, Hall, B 25-15, Gwizdala, L 23-12. 

T--2:48.  A--1595

Weather: 81 degrees, Mostly Sunny

Plate Umpire - Chad Westlake (#30), Field Umpire #1 - Darion Knight (#1)

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