By Shereen Siewert
Following yet another rain delay, the Wisconsin Woodchucks were unable to tame the Kalamazoo Growlers offense, ultimately falling by a score of 7-3.
Both teams were quiet for the first three innings. But in the fourth inning the Growlers’ Jimmy Sullivan hit a double to center field, bringing in Miko Rodriguez for the first run of the game. The Woodchucks answered in the bottom of the fourth when Cameron Swanger hit a sacrifice flyout to bring home Brandon Seltzer to tie the game at 1-1.
The Woodchucks added one more to the score in the bottom of the fifth with a single from TJ Reeves to bring home Payton Nelson to make the score 1-2, Woodchucks.
In the top of the sixth the Growlers added two more to the score to take the lead after a sacrifice fly from Khale Showers and with runners on, Jimmy Sullivan hit a single to bring in another run for the Growlers. This gave the Growlers a 3-2 lead.
In the bottom of the seventh the Woodchucks brought in reliever Colson Geisler to take over for starter Fernando Colon. The Growlers put runners on bases in the top of the eighth, then scored off a double from Jake Topolski, followed by a single from Brooks Coetzee to make the score 7-2, Growlers.
The Woodchucks tried to catch the Growlers in the ninth with a sacrifice fly from Alejandro Gonzalez to bring home Alec Arnone, coming within four runs, but the Growlers won the second and final game of the series by a score of 7-3.
Brandon Seltzer had two hits and one run
Payton Nelson had two hits and brought in one run.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks will continue their homestand Thursday against the Kenosha Kingfish. The game will begin at 6:35 p.m. with gates opening one hour before.