WAUSAU PILOT AND REVIEW
The Wisconsin Woodchucks on Saturday fell to the visiting Lakeshore Chinooks by a score of 6-0, falling to 17-16 on the year with another matchup set for Sunday.
The game started out slowly. Neither team scored in the first two innings, but the Chinooks threatened in the 2nd inning. They drew some walks and loaded up the bases, but Woodchuck starter Nate Madej was able to get out of the jam and keep the game scoreless.
The Chinooks struck first in the bottom of the 3rd. After Madej recorded the first two outs, the Chinooks used three straight singles to score a run. Nathan Aide brought home Ronald Sweeny III to give Lakeshore the lead 1-0 going into the 4th.
The Chucks loaded the bases in the top of the 4th when Chinooks starter Jake Carlsen hit Byron Murray, and then walked Angel Tiburcio and Kenny Rodriguez. Wisconsin was unable to convert though, as Javier Rosario grounded out to the first basemen to end the inning.
The Woodchucks found themselves in trouble once again in the bottom of the 4th. Nate Madej was pulled after giving up a single to Mike Trautwine and the Chucks brought in Greyson Fletcher. Fletcher walked Cameron Hart to load the bases, and Ronald Sweeny III reached on a bunt single to give the Chinooks a 2-0 lead.
The Chinooks struck once again in the bottom of the 5th. Nathan Aide reached on a leadoff walk to begin the inning, and eventually came around and scored on a Savy Pinales sacrifice-fly. That made the score 3-0 in favor of Lakeshore going into the 6th, with the Woodchucks still searching for their first hit since the first inning.
Things were quiet for a little bit but Lakeshore added on to their lead in the 7th inning. After reliever Greyson Fletcher retired the first two hitters of the inning, he gave up three straight hits, with Savy Pinales bringing in David Dunn to make it a 4-0 ballgame.
The Chinooks put the final blow into the Woodchucks in the 8th. Brian Morrell came into the game and walked the first four batters he faced, giving up two runs and making the score 6-0. Maddux Solomon came into the game and got all three outs to send us to the 9th.
The Chucks went down quietly in the 9th, the final score being 6-0. The Woodchucks went hitless after the first inning, only getting one for the game.
Byron Murray went 1-2 with a double. He reached base a total of three times.
Greyson Fletcher pitched 3.1 innings in his Woodchuck debut, giving up just two runs and striking out a hitter.