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Woodchucks defeat Growlers for the first time this season

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KALAMAZOO — The Wisconsin Woodchucks on Tuesday morning cruised past Kalamazoo by a score of 6-1, marking the first win against the Growlers this season.

The Chucks played a relatively close game early with a tie score of 1-1 heading into the top of the 6th inning. Then the Chucks bats broke open to score five runs the rest of the way to take the game by five runs.

The Chucks were led by their strong pitching effort today, as starting pitcher Greg Dunham set the tone on the bump right away, going five innings without letting up an earned run. Pitchers Trey Horton, Orsen Josephina, and All-Star Frank Frate followed up with four innings of scoreless ball in relief.

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Alex Toral got hot early, hitting a home run in the 2nd inning and would go 3 for 5 on the day with two runs scored. Brandt Broussard’s RBI single in the top of the 6th, brought in two chucks runs to take the lead and the team would not look back after that.

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The Wisconsin Woodchucks will be back at home at Athletic Park on Saturday, August 4th as they host the Kalamazoo Growlers. First pitch is at 6:35 PM. It is Hooray for Bowling Night at the ballpark with a special ticket package included presented by Dale’s Weston Lanes. Be sure to pre-order tickets. Also enjoy Saturday night with Cellcom’s post-game fireworks set to Florida Georgia Line hits. For tickets, call us at 715.845.5055, stop by our front office, or visit woodchucks.com.

Game Date: 07/31/2018

Wisconsin Woodchucks  6 AT Kalamazoo Growlers  1

                                 YTD                                   YTD

Wisconsin          AB  R  H BI   AVG  Kalamazoo          AB  R  H BI   AVG

Loftin, N SS        4  0  0  0  .245  Sullivan, J 1B      2  0  0  0  .297

Valdes, J C         5  0  0  0  .238  Crail, S LF         4  0  2  0  .298

DeLoach, Z CF       5  2  3  1  .338  Hall, S 2B          4  0  1  0  .262

Alexiades, R LF     4  1  0  0  .272  Mervis, M DH        4  0  0  0  .331

Toral, A 1B         5  2  3  1  .264  Richardson, C SS    4  0  1  0  .315

Ferri, M DH         3  1  1  0  .154  Johnson, I RF       1  0  0  0  .280

Bauer, C 3B         5  0  3  1  .375   Moss, K RF         3  0  0  0  .200

Ahn, P RF           4  0  1  0  .200  Daniels, Z CF       3  1  0  0  .250

Broussard, B 2B     3  0  1  2  .286  Shockley, D C       4  0  2  0  .167

                                      Miller, J 3B        3  0  1  0  .236

                   38  6 12  5                           32  1  7  0

Wisconsin            0 1 0   0 0 2   2 0 1 -  6 12  1

Kalamazoo            0 0 0   0 1 0   0 0 0 -  1  7  1

2B--DeLoach, Z CF (15), Ferri, M DH (1), Shockley, D C (1). HR--DeLoach, Z

CF (4), Toral, A 1B (6). RBI--DeLoach, Z CF (32), Toral, A 1B (28), Bauer,

C 3B (1), Broussard, B 2B  2 (7), TOTALS  5 (0). HP--Ferri, M DH (1),

Sullivan, J 1B (4), Miller, J 3B (8). SB--Toral, A 1B (7), Bauer, C 3B (1).

CS--Toral, A 1B (4). E--Loftin, N SS (7), Shockley, D C (1). 

LOB--Wisconsin 10, Kalamazoo 10. DP--B. Broussard(2B) - N. Loftin(SS) - A.

Toral(1B). 

                                                                YTD

                                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR     ERA

 Wisconsin

Dunham, G (W,3-2)               5.0   5   1   0   2   0   0    2.40

Horton, T                       2.0   1   0   0   1   3   0    3.14

Josephina, O                    1.0   0   0   0   0   1   0    2.18

Frate, F                        1.0   1   0   0   1   0   0    1.45

                                9     7   1   0   4   4   0

 Kalamazoo

Laurencig, A (L,0-1)            5.2   8   3   3   2   3   1    7.36

Boyd, L                         1.1   2   2   1   1   3   0    8.02

Smetana, J                      2.0   2   1   1   1   1   1    4.50

                                9    12   6   5   4   7   2

WP--Laurencig, A 2 (8). HB--Horton, T 2 (4), Laurencig, A (5). SO--DeLoach,

Z, Toral, A, Ferri, M, Bauer, C, Ahn, P 2, Broussard, B, Mervis, M,

Richardson, C, Moss, K, Daniels, Z. BB--Loftin, N, Alexiades, R, Ferri, M,

Broussard, B, Sullivan, J 2, Crail, S, Daniels, Z. BF--Dunham, G 20 (126),

Horton, T 10 (66), Josephina, O 3 (142), Frate, F 5 (123), Laurencig, A 28

(135), Boyd, L 7 (106), Smetana, J 8 (8). P-S--Dunham, G 80-48, Horton, T

42-23, Josephina, O 18-11, Frate, F 17-7, Laurencig, A 81-45, Boyd, L

29-19, Smetana, J 31-19. 

T--2:57.  A--1804

Weather: 71 Degrees, Partly Sunny

Plate Umpire - #18 Michael Corbett, Field Umpire #1 - #31 Dylan Parker, Field Umpire #3 - #Alex Sanchez

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