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Woodchucks fall to Growlers 3-1

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The Wisconsin Woodchucks dropped Friday’s game 3-1 to the Kalamazoo Growlers at Athletic Park to fall to 9-7 in the second half of the Northwoods League season.

The Growlers got on the board first with a sacrifice fly in the third inning.  Kalamazoo added two runs in the sixth to build a 3-0 lead.

The Woodchucks trimmed the Kalamazoo lead to 3-1 in the eighth.  Javier Valdes doubled and came around to score on a triple from Zach DeLoach.

Mike Ferri and Tommy Duddleston reached base to start the ninth inning, but neither were able to come around to score.

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Woodchucks’ starter Mason Cole struck out five and gave up only one run in five innings.  Everett Hurst pitched two innings of scoreless relief and struck out four.  DJ Moreland struck out two while pitching a scoreless ninth.

Valdes was 2-5 with a double and run scored.  Reese Alexiades reached base on all four of his plate appearances, walking three times and getting hit by a pitch.

Box Score

Game Date: 07/20/2018

Kalamazoo Growlers 3 AT Wisconsin Woodchucks 1 YTD YTD Kalamazoo AB R H BI AVG Wisconsin AB R H BI AVG Hall, S LF 4 1 1 0 .220 Loftin, N SS 5 0 0 0 .266 Bowersox, J CF 3 0 1 0 .315 Valdes, J C 5 1 2 0 .235 Richardson, C SS 3 0 0 0 .317 Shelby, J CF 5 0 1 0 .293 Mervis, M DH 2 0 0 1 .364 DeLoach, Z RF 4 0 1 1 .333 Foster, J C 4 1 1 0 .301 Alexiades, R LF 0 0 0 0 .271 Kavadas, N 1B 4 0 2 0 .310 Swanson, C 3B 2 0 0 0 .210 Radcliff, B RF 4 1 0 0 .269 DeRenzo, D DH 4 0 0 0 .203 Faith, S 2B 4 0 1 1 .233 Ferri, M 2B 4 0 1 0 .250 Miller, J 3B 4 0 1 1 .223 Ahn, P PR 0 0 0 0 .217 Duddleston, T 1B 2 0 0 0 .161 32 3 7 3 31 1 5 1 Kalamazoo 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 3 7 1 Wisconsin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 1 5 2 2B--Hall, S LF (3), Kavadas, N 1B (13), Valdes, J C (6). 3B--DeLoach, Z RF (1). RBI--Mervis, M DH (20), Faith, S 2B (11), Miller, J 3B (23), TOTALS 3 (0), DeLoach, Z RF (25), TOTALS (0). HP--Hall, S LF (2), Alexiades, R LF (1). SF--Mervis, M DH (3). SH--Bowersox, J CF (0). SB--Hall, S LF 2 (5), Bowersox, J CF (5). CS--Miller, J 3B (4), Alexiades, R LF 2 (3). E--Faith, S 2B (5), Valdes, J C (4), Swanson, C 3B (6). LOB--Kalamazoo 8, Wisconsin 11. YTD IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Kalamazoo Wheaton, A (W,2-3) 5.0 2 0 0 3 5 0 3.38 Boyle, J 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0.00 ODwyer, A 1.1 1 1 1 0 1 0 3.46 Shinabery, M (S,6) 1.2 2 0 0 2 4 0 0.69 9 5 1 1 7 12 0 Wisconsin Cole, M (L,1-3) 5.0 3 1 1 2 5 0 6.57 Bachman, B 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 20.25 Hurst, E 2.0 0 0 0 1 4 0 7.50 Moreland, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.50 9 7 3 3 3 11 0 WP--ODwyer, A (1), Shinabery, M (3), Cole, M 2 (8). PB--Valdes, J. HB--Wheaton, A (4), Cole, M (2). SO--Hall, S, Bowersox, J, Richardson, C, Foster, J 2, Radcliff, B 3, Faith, S 3, Valdes, J 2, Shelby, J 2, DeLoach, Z, Swanson, C, DeRenzo, D 3, Ferri, M, Duddleston, T 2. BB--Bowersox, J, Richardson, C, Mervis, M, Alexiades, R 3, Swanson, C 2, Duddleston, T 2. BF--Wheaton, A 21 (156), Boyle, J 4 (4), ODwyer, A 5 (53), Shinabery, M 9 (98), Cole, M 21 (117), Bachman, B 6 (16), Hurst, E 8 (92), Moreland, D 3 (17). P-S--Wheaton, A 93-51, Boyle, J 27-11, ODwyer, A 21-13, Shinabery, M 45-32, Cole, M 98-57, Bachman, B 21-14, Hurst, E 40-23, Moreland, D 10-7. T--3:19. A--1998 Weather: 68 degrees, Cloudy With Drizzle Plate Umpire - Hunter Oliva (#51), Field Umpire #1 - Gerry Klein (#49), Field Umpire #2 - Jordan Palmisano (#29)

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