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Woodchucks fall in close battle with Rivets

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The Woodchucks came into Thursday’s game opening up a four game road trip and taking on the Rockford Rivets. The Chucks have been red hot lately, winning eight of their last ten games. It was back and fourth but the Rivets had a big 4th inning and held on for the tight 4-3 win.

The Woodchucks offense still looked good courtesy of a two-run shot from Chucks designated hitter Alex Toral to give the team a 2-0 lead after two.

The Rivets struck back with a run in the bottom of the 3rd inning to make it 3-1 after three. A big bases clearing RBI double from Ryan Cole made it 4-3 Rivets after four.

Chucks starter Orsen Josephina kept the game within reach going four innings striking out five.

Chucks reliever Frank Frate was automatic out of the bullpen going three innings scoreless allowing just one hit and striking out four.

The Chucks threatened in the top of the 9th with the go ahead run at the plate but could not mount the comeback and fell to the Rivets 4-3.

Top Performers

Chucks Designated hitter Alex Toral had a big two run homer to get the scoring going in the top of the 2nd.

Chucks reliever Frank Frate was automatic out of the bullpen going three innings scoreless allowing just one hit and striking out four.

Next Up

The Wisconsin Woodchucks will be back home at Athletic Park on Tuesday, July 17th as they host the Battle Creek Bombers. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m. The first 1,000 fans will receive a commemorative 25th Anniversary Woody Woodchuck Bobblehead presented by RAM Truck and Brickner Family Auto Group.

For tickets, call us at 715-845-5055, stop by the Woodchucks front office, or visit woodchucks.com.

Box Score

Game Date: 07/12/2018

Wisconsin Woodchucks  3 AT Rockford Rivets  4

                                 YTD                                   YTD

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

Broussard, B 3B     5  0  1  0  .261  Walker, J 2B        5  2  2  0  .216

Valdes, J C         4  0  2  1  .223  Cole, R LF          4  0  3  3  .233

Shelby, J LF        3  0  0  0  .299  Bates, P CF         2  0  0  0  .238

Loftin, N SS        3  0  1  0  .278  Mascarella, W C     4  0  0  0  .311

DeLoach, Z RF       4  1  2  0  .330   Michaels, L C      0  0  0  0  .111

Alexiades, R CF     4  0  0  0  .258  Vander Wal, J RF    4  0  1  0  .264

Toral, A DH         4  1  1  2  .227  Loeffler, P 1B      4  0  0  0  .189

Raguse, T 1B        4  0  0  0  .222  Bunnell, C DH       2  0  1  0  .242

Ahn, P 2B           3  1  1  0  .215  Kelly, P 3B         3  1  0  0  .077

 DeRenzo, D PH      0  0  0  0  .213  Hughes, H SS        4  1  1  0  .277

                   34  3  8  3                           32  4  8  3

Wisconsin            0 2 1   0 0 0   0 0 0 -  3  8  3

Rockford             0 0 1   3 0 0   0 0 x -  4  8  0

2B--Valdes, J C (5), DeLoach, Z RF (9), Cole, R LF (8). 3B--Ahn, P 2B (1).

HR--Toral, A DH (3). RBI--Valdes, J C (21), Toral, A DH  2 (17), TOTALS  3

(0), Cole, R LF  3 (14), TOTALS  3 (0). SB--Loftin, N SS (5), Vander Wal, J

RF (12). E--Shelby, J LF 2 (4), Loftin, N SS (1). 

LOB--Wisconsin 7, Rockford 9. DP--J. Walker(2B) - P. Loeffler(1B), R.

Alexiades(CF) - N. Loftin(SS) - T. Raguse(1B). 

                                                                YTD

                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA

 Wisconsin

Josephina, O (L,2-3)            4.0   6   4   0   3   5   0    2.32

Frate, F                        2.0   0   0   0   1   4   0    0.36

Moreland, D                     1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    0.00

Horton, T                       1.0   2   0   0   1   2   0   15.00

                                8     8   4   0   5  12   0

 Rockford

Littleton, B                    4.2   7   3   3   2   2   1    5.40

Propst, T (W,3-1)               1.1   0   0   0   0   1   0    2.87

Haveman, D                      2.0   1   0   0   0   3   0    3.00

Schneiderman, N (S,5)           1.0   0   0   0   1   2   0    1.64

                                9     8   3   3   3   8   1

SO--Broussard, B 2, Shelby, J, DeLoach, Z, Toral, A 2, Raguse, T, Ahn, P,

Walker, J 3, Cole, R, Bates, P, Vander Wal, J, Loeffler, P 2, Bunnell, C,

Kelly, P 2, Hughes, H. BB--Shelby, J, Loftin, N, DeRenzo, D, Bates, P 2,

Bunnell, C 2, Kelly, P. BF--Josephina, O 21 (136), Frate, F 7 (93),

Moreland, D 3 (3), Horton, T 6 (20), Littleton, B 22 (50), Propst, T 4

(71), Haveman, D 7 (12), Schneiderman, N 4 (89). P-S--Josephina, O 102-66,

Frate, F 25-17, Moreland, D 15-9, Horton, T 20-13, Littleton, B 67-40,

Propst, T 16-11, Haveman, D 33-21, Schneiderman, N 20-11. 

T--2:57.  A--620

Friday's pitchers -- TBA (Wis); RHP Tyler Thornton (Rfd).

Weather: 83 mostly sunny wind S 12 mph

Plate Umpire - Cas Cousins, Field Umpire #1 - Nelson Fraley, Field Umpire #3 - John White

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