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Woodchucks drop first game in doubleheader with Bombers

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WAUSAU — The Wisconsin Woodchucks fell 6-1 in this afternoon’s game at Athletic Park against Battle Creek Bombers.

The Chucks fell behind early and were not able to get the bats going against Bombers starter Pablo Arevalo, according to a Woodchucks news release. After scoring a run in the bottom of the fifth inning, the Chucks bats went quiet and fell 6-1.

After the Bombers took a 5-0 lead into the bottom of the sixth, the Chucks answered back with an RBI groundout from Nick Loftin to make the score 5-1, according to the release.

The Bombers answered back for a run in the top of the ninth and held on for the 6-1 victory.

Chucks starter Greg Dunham was solid in his debut going four innings allowing no hits and striking out five.

Top performers 

Woodchucks third basemen Cooper Swanson had a good day at the plate going 2-2 with a single, a double and walked to reach base safely three times.

Chucks shortstop Nick Loftin gave the team its first run of the game with an RBI groundout in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Woodchucks starter Greg Dunham debuted allowing no runs through four innings and striking out five Bombers batters.

Next up 

The Wisconsin Woodchucks will play the second game of their doubleheader against the Battle Creek Bombers at 6:35 p.m. today, June 27, at Athletic Park.

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