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The Wisconsin Woodchucks used a big third inning to defeat the first place Madison Mallards 7-3 Friday night at Athletic Park.

Five runs, all with two outs, came across in the third to give the Woodchucks a 6-0 lead. Cooper Swanson brought in two runners with his double to left field, advancing Javier Valdes, and Nick Loftin to home plate. Later in the same inning, Swanson stole 3rd base and scored off of TJ Raguse’s single to left field.

Madison tried for a comeback in the fourth inning scoring 3 runs but were held at that for the rest of the game. The Woodchucks got one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning when Jaren Shelby scored on a sacrifice fly from Valdes.

Starter Jake Gross went four innings for the Chucks, giving up three runs (two earned) and striking out three.  Drew Holweger got the win by pitching two scoreless innings of relief.  Everett Hurst shut the Mallards down in the seventh and eighth, and Lenny Gwizdala closed the door in the ninth.

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Raguse went 2-2 at the plate and Michael Fernandez was 2-3.  Valdes had 3 RBI and Swanson crossed the plate twice.

The Woodchuck bullpen was stellar, throwing five innings of shutout relief.

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The Woodchucks remain home as they take on the Lakeshore Chinooks on Saturday, with post-game fireworks. For tickets, visit woodchucks.com.

Game Date: 06/29/2018

Madison Mallards  3 AT Wisconsin Woodchucks  7

                                 YTD                                   YTD

Madison            AB  R  H BI   AVG  Wisconsin          AB  R  H BI   AVG

Campbell, D LF      5  0  3  0  .351  Shelby, J CF        4  1  2  0  .167

Schwecke, T 3B      4  0  0  0  .302  DeLoach, Z LF       3  1  1  0  .300

Randa, J 1B         3  1  2  0  .346  Alexiades, R RF     4  0  1  0  .295

Plantier, T DH      3  1  1  0  .347  Valdes, J SS        3  1  1  3  .200

Vinsky, D RF        4  0  0  0  .301  Loftin, N DH        4  1  1  0  .200

McLean, J CF        3  1  0  0  .237  Swanson, C 3B       3  2  1  2  .381

Aiello, M C         3  0  1  2  .400  Raguse, T 1B        2  0  2  2  .293

 Bigbie, J PH       1  0  0  0  .242   Criquet Daniel 1B  1  0  0  0  .200

Kueber, G 2B        4  0  0  1  .231  DeRenzo, D C        3  0  0  0  .211

Hewitt, M SS        3  0  0  0  .255   Quinones, I C      1  0  0  0  .188

                                      Fernandez, M 2B     3  1  2  0  .225

                   33  3  7  3                           31  7 11  7

Madison              0 0 0   3 0 0   0 0 0 -  3  7  1

Wisconsin            0 1 5   1 0 0   0 0 x -  7 11  2

2B--Randa, J 1B (15), Shelby, J CF (1), Valdes, J SS (3), Swanson, C 3B

(2), Raguse, T 1B (3). RBI--Aiello, M C  2 (6), Kueber, G 2B (8), TOTALS  3

(0), Valdes, J SS  3 (12), Swanson, C 3B  2 (6), Raguse, T 1B  2 (7),

TOTALS  7 (0). HP--Plantier, T DH (1), DeLoach, Z LF (1). SF--Valdes, J SS

(1). SB--Vinsky, D RF (3), Alexiades, R RF (5), Swanson, C 3B (1).

CS--Campbell, D LF (3), Shelby, J CF (1), Raguse, T 1B (1). E--Aiello, M C

(2), Alexiades, R RF (2), Fernandez, M 2B (6). 

LOB--Madison 7, Wisconsin 4. DP--G. Kueber(2B) - M. Hewitt(SS) - J.

Randa(1B), J. Valdes(SS) - D. Criquet Danielson(1B). 

                                                                YTD

                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA

 Madison

Saenz, D (L,0-1)                2.2   8   6   1   1   4   0    5.14

Martinez, B                     3.1   3   1   1   0   3   0    4.40

Rogen, T                        2.0   0   0   0   1   2   0    9.00

                                8    11   7   2   2   9   0

 Wisconsin

Gross, J                        4.0   4   3   2   1   3   0    4.37

Holweger, D (W,2-0)             2.0   1   0   0   1   1   0    1.69

Hurst, E                        2.0   2   0   0   0   0   0   11.70

Gwizdala, L                     1.0   0   0   0   1   2   0    0.00

                                9     7   3   2   3   6   0

PB--DeRenzo, D. HB--Martinez, B (3), Hurst, E (3). SO--Schwecke, T,

Plantier, T 2, Aiello, M, Bigbie, J, Kueber, G, Shelby, J 2, DeLoach, Z,

Alexiades, R 2, Swanson, C, Criquet Danielson, D, DeRenzo, D 2. BB--Randa,

J, McLean, J, Hewitt, M, Swanson, C, Criquet Danielson, D. BF--Saenz, D 16

(37), Martinez, B 13 (59), Rogen, T 6 (43), Gross, J 18 (99), Holweger, D 7

(45), Hurst, E 8 (52), Gwizdala, L 4 (30). P-S--Saenz, D 62-40, Martinez, B

38-29, Rogen, T 25-15, Gross, J 63-36, Holweger, D 29-17, Hurst, E 27-14,

Gwizdala, L 19-10. 

T--2:44.  A--1504

Weather: 91 degrees, Sunny and Humid

Plate Umpire - Dylan Callahan (#13), Field Umpire #1 - Korey Gerber (#17), Field Umpire #2 - Travis Thompson (#35)

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