The Wisconsin Woodchucks finished their first homestand of the season with a close two-game series against the Madison Mallards. The Woodchucks lost 4-3 to the Mallards Sunday after fighting back in the ninth inning.

The Woodchucks got off to an early lead in the first inning with an RBI double from left fielder Nate Stinson. The Mallards quickly responded with a two-run second inning.  The scoring continued in the third inning when Woodchucks third baseman Adam Frank hit a two-run home run to put the Woodchucks up 3-2. Later in the seventh inning, the Mallards evened the game at 3-3 with an RBI single.

The score remained tied until the ninth inning when the Mallards loaded the bases and scored one run to put them up 4-3. Relief pitcher Maddux Solomon came on in the ninth for the Woodchucks with one out and pitched the Mallards into a double-play to end the half inning. The Woodchucks stepped to the plate down by one run and in need of a score. Brandon Seltzer got things started with a single to center field. The Mallards then committed two errors and loaded the bases. Unfortunately, that wasn’t enough for the Woodchucks to win the game.

Top Performers

Third baseman Adam Frank went 4-4 with a two-run home run that gave the Woodchucks a 3-2 lead in the third inning. Along with the home run, Frank added in three singles to his hit total.

Left fielder Nate Stinson had an RBI double that got things started in the first inning for the Woodchucks.

Center fielder Brandon Seltzer represented two of the Woodchucks three runs after reaching base three times with two walks and a single.

Next Up

The Wisconsin Woodchucks will travel to Wisconsin Rapids on Monday to take on the Rafters at 6:35 p.m. The teams will then trade locations and play in Wausau at Athletic Park on Tuesday, June 4 with a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.