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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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