The Wisconsin Woodchucks faced off against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders for the first time this season in Fond du Lac. The game was close until the end with the Woodchucks falling by a score of 4-3.
The Woodchucks started strong as lead-off hitter Kenny Rodriguez advanced to first on a walk and then stole second base. After a single by Byron Murray, Rodriguez came in to score. Murray stole second and Zach Klapak drove him in with another RBI single to put the ‘Chucks up 2-0.
The game reminded quiet on offense as starting pitcher Myles Gayman put together a solid performance on the mound. Gayman struck out eight in six innings pitched. The Dock Spiders were able to fight back and tie up the game with runs in the fifth and sixth inning, but the Woodchucks regained the lead in the eighth from an RBI single by Payton Nelson. Unfortunately, the ‘Chucks were not able to hang onto the lead and fell by a final score of 4-3 in the ninth inning.
Byron Murray went 2-for-4 with an RBI single and a stolen base.
Trey Horton and Jared Pettitte both pitched an inning in relief, each recording a strikeout and hanging on to the Woodchucks 3-2 lead.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks will have another chance at Fond du Lac tonight. The Chucks will then move to Green Bay on Friday before trading locations and facing off against the Booyah in Wausau at Athletic Park on Saturday, June 8 with first pitch slated at 6:35 p.m. and gates opening one hour before.