WAUSAU PILOT AND REVIEW
The Wisconsin Woodchucks are heading into their home opener Saturday with a 4-0 record to start the season, after beating the Lakeshore Chinooks by a score of 16-2.
The win on Friday allowed the Woodchucks a sweep for their four-game road trip.
The Woodchucks put up a run in the first inning when Lawrence Cicileo scored on a wild pitch, and the Chucks never looked back. Payton Nelson recorded his first hit of the season as the first hit in a four-run third inning, followed by a RBI single from Kenny Rodriguez.
Nate Stinson stole home to bring the lead to 4-0.
Rodriguez stole two bases and then scored off a wild pitch and the Woodchucks finished the third inning with a 5-0 lead. The Chucks scored in every inning that followed including a three-run seventh
Robert Wegielnik pitched five shutout innings in his first start of the season, striking out two batters and giving up five hits.
Kenny Rodriguez went 5-6 and recorded six RBIs to go with two runs, including a double off the wall in the ninth inning.
Nate Stinson had another solid performance with three hits and three runs.
Emmanuel Corporan pitched three innings out of the bullpen and struck out four Chinooks.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks Home Opener at Athletic Park is Saturday, June 1 as they host the Madison Mallard. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.