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Woodchucks bounce back in win over Rivets

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After a tough loss on Thursday, the Woodchucks came back fighting on Friday to split the series with a win over the Rockford Rivets with a final score of 6-2.

The Woodchucks offense struck right away, scoring two runs in the top of the 1st inning with a sac fly from Jaren Shelby and an RBI single from Reese Alexaides.

The Chucks answered with another run in the top of the 3rd inning with Jaren Shelby coming home on a wild pitch.

Another three runs came in for the Woodchucks in the top of the 4th inning with an RBI fielder’s choice from Nick Loftin and an RBI sac fly from Jaren Shelby. This brought the Woodchucks’ lead to 6-0.

The Rivets answered with two runs in the bottom of the 4th to make it 6-2.

After a two hour rain delay, The game was called due to inclement weather in the bottom of the 7th inning and the Chucks held on for the 6-2 win.

Top Performers

Starting pitcher Mason Cole pitched a great game, going six innings, striking out two and allowing just two runs.

Chucks Shortstop Nick Loftin had a nice night at the plate with a double and he also added an RBI fielder’s choice.

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. It is 25th Anniversary Woody Woodchuck Bobblehead Giveaway presented by RAM Truck and Brickner Family Auto Group. For tickets, visit woodchucks.com.

Box Score

Game Date: 07/13/2018

Wisconsin Woodchucks  6 AT Rockford Rivets  2

                                 YTD                                   YTD

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

Loftin, N SS        4  2  1  0  .277  Reback, B CF        1  0  0  0  .216

Valdes, J 2B        4  1  2  0  .232  Martin, B LF        3  0  0  0  .240

Shelby, J CF        1  1  0  2  .294  Vander Wal, J RF    3  0  1  0  .266

DeLoach, Z LF       4  0  1  0  .327  Bates, P 1B         3  0  2  0  .258

Alexiades, R RF     2  0  1  0  .262  Bunnell, C DH       3  1  1  0  .245

Toral, A 1B         3  0  0  0  .222  OBrien, K 2B        3  1  1  1  .250

DeRenzo, D C        1  1  0  0  .210  Kelly, P 3B         3  0  0  0  .069

Raguse, T DH        3  1  1  0  .228  Michaels, L C       3  0  0  0  .083

Duddleston, T 3B    3  0  0  0  .176  Sehgal, Z SS        3  0  2  1  .179

                   25  6  6  2                           25  2  7  2

Wisconsin            2 0 1   3 0 0   0 -  6  6  0

Rockford             0 0 0   2 0 0   x -  2  7  2

2B--Loftin, N SS (5), Bunnell, C DH (5), OBrien, K 2B (2), Sehgal, Z SS 2

(3). RBI--Shelby, J CF  2 (14), TOTALS  2 (0), OBrien, K 2B (2), Sehgal, Z

SS (1), TOTALS  2 (0). HP--Reback, B CF (5). SF--Shelby, J CF 2 (2).

SB--Shelby, J CF 2 (6), Raguse, T DH (2). E--Vander Wal, J RF (2), Sehgal,

Z SS (2). 

LOB--Wisconsin 4, Rockford 7. DP--Z. Sehgal(SS) - K. OBrien(2B) - P.

Bates(1B). 

                                                                YTD

                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA

 Wisconsin

Cole, M (W,1-2)                 6.0   7   2   2   1   2   0    7.78

                                6     7   2   2   1   2   0

 Rockford

Thornton, T (L,1-2)             3.1   6   6   5   4   4   0    6.14

Holubecki, A                    3.2   0   0   0   0   1   0    3.86

                                7     6   6   5   4   5   0

WP--Cole, M (6), Thornton, T 2 (2). HB--Cole, M (1). SO--Valdes, J,

DeLoach, Z, Toral, A, Raguse, T, Duddleston, T, Reback, B, Bunnell, C.

BB--Shelby, J, Alexiades, R, DeRenzo, D 2, Reback, B. BF--Cole, M 27 (96),

Thornton, T 20 (101), Holubecki, A 11 (104). P-S--Cole, M 92-59, Thornton,

T 96-56, Holubecki, A 37-24. 

T--2:13.  A--1658

Saturday's pitchers -- TBA (Wis); RHP Evan Snyder (Rfd). Game delayed by

rain at 8:50 p.m. until 11:23 p.m. when it was called. Total delay 2 hours,

33 minutes.

Weather: 88 partly cloudy wind S 12 mph

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

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