By Shereen Siewert
The Wisconsin Woodchucks collected their second win of the season Thursday, beating the La Crosse Loggers by a score of 10-4.
The Woodchucks bats came alive Thursday with eight runs in the first four innings, and three home runs in the win.
Caleb Denny hammered a solo home run in the second inning, giving the Woodchucks a 1-0 lead. It didn’t take long for Denny to contribute again, smashing a three-run homer the very next inning.
The score was 4-0 Chucks after three.
Four more runs came across in the fourth inning. Santiago Garavito scored on an error, and Kyle Hess had an RBI double to score Leighton Banjoff. After that, Adrian Mella and Banjoff scored on wild pitches. The Chucks then added runs in the ninth, with Pablo Ruiz hitting a two-run shot.
Wisconsin pitcher Jace Baumann got the start, and allowed just one hit over three solid innings. Hunter Rosenbaum collected the win for Wisconsin, tossing four shutout innings and allowing just two hits. Andy Shreeves and Daniel Baruch also pitched Thursday for Wisconsin, with all four La Crosse runs charged to Shreeves.
Caleb Denny was 3-4 with two homers and four RBIs.
Pablo Ruiz was 2-5 with a two-run homer.
Jace Baumann and Hunter Rosenbaum combined for seven scoreless innings.
The Woodchucks will continue their four-game home stand Friday with another game against the Loggers, before the Rockford Rivets come to town for the weekend. First pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.
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