By Shereen Siewert

In their biggest comeback of the 2020 season, the Wisconsin Woodchucks on Friday night beat the La Crosse Loggers in ten innings by a final score of 9-8.

The Woochucks also marked their third walk-off win of the season for the Chucks, with Kyle Hess producing a game-winning triple.

The Woodchucks trailed 6-1 after six innings, collecting their first run with an RBI double from Santiago Garavito.

The Chucks wouldn’t score again until the seventh inning, when Alejandra Macario and Kyle Hess each scored on wild pitches and Nick Romano drove in two runs with a double.

The score was 6-5 after seven innings, but Wisconsin tied the game in the eighth, with Hess producing an RBI single.

Both teams scored in the ninth inning. After briefly trailing 7-6, Wisconsin’s Leighton Banjoff tied the game once again. He hit a run-scoring single to plate Adrian Mella, with the Chucks down to their final out.

The game went to extra innings, tied at seven runs apiece.

Wisconsin trailed again after a Loggers run in the 10th inning but an RBI single tied the game before Kyle Hess connected with an RBI triple, scoring the winning run.

Wisconsin used three pitchers in the game. Nick Marshall got the start, and JD Shultz saw time, tossing three scoreless innings. Michael Smith was the final pitcher to work for the Woodchucks, and was the winning pitcher.

Top Performers

Kyle Hess was 4-6 in the game with three singles and a game-winning triple.

Nick Romano was 2-3 with a single and RBI double, which scored a pair of runs.

JD Shultz tossed three scoreless innings in relief.