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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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