WAUSAU, WI – A day removed from a loss in the rain at Athletic Park, the Wisconsin Woodchucks were back in action at home looking for redemption in the series finale against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders.
They left no doubt early that they would be back in the win column Friday evening.
The Chucks set the tone from the beginning, with Tyler Kehoe scoring Kevin Kilpatrick on just the second at bat of the game. Bash Randle scored later in the frame after walking in his first plate appearance as a Woodchuck in an inning which also included a run on a passed ball.
Kilpatrick and Kehoe also logged RBIs in the fourth inning to extend Wisconsin’s lead to 5-0.
The Woodchucks didn’t allow a run in the early-season, first place determining matchup. Wisconsin’s pitching staff combined for 12 strikeouts and no walks Friday.
With the win, the Chucks remain in first place in the Great Lakes West Division by a game and a half over Fond du Lac. Wisconsin is 8-3 on the season and has not dropped a series in 2021.
Starting pitcher Osvaldo Mendez pitched five shutout innings with nine strikeouts and just one walk. He allowed five hits while converting a first base pickoff attempt.
Kehoe went 2-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
Kilpatrick was also 2-3 with a walk and an RBI.
Harley Gollert threw three frames out of the bullpen, striking three batters out and allowing just a singular hit.
Geo Camfield pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
The Woodchucks remain home for the weekend, welcoming the Kokomo Jackrabbits for a two game series Saturday and Sunday. First pitch Saturday evening is set for 6:05 p.m. at Athletic Park, where it will be Military Appreciation Day at the Ballpark. Military personnel will receive a free box seat with a Military ID or proof of service.
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Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 0 @ Wisconsin Woodchucks 5
Game Date: Friday June 11th, 2021
W: Mendez (1-0, 2.89 ERA) L: Woods (0-1, 7.71 ERA)
|Simpson, Chandler 2B||4||0||2||0||.395|
|Mckelvey, Christian LF||4||0||1||0||.308|
|Loftin, Jackson SS||4||0||0||0||.314|
|Manthey, Connor 1B||4||0||0||0||.342|
|Josenberger, Tavian 3B||3||0||1||0||.222|
|Gallaher , Ben C||3||0||0||0||.250|
|– Spiegel, Josh PH||1||0||0||0||.000|
|Hampton, Maurice CF||3||0||0||0||.162|
|Chapman, Aaron DH||2||0||1||0||.294|
|– Ignoffo, Ryan DH PH||1||0||0||0||.222|
|Kim, Andrew RF||2||0||0||0||.115|
|– Lasko, Ryan RF PH||1||0||0||0||.304|
|Kilpatrick, Kevin DH||3||1||2||1||.362|
|Kehoe, Tyler CF||3||1||2||1||.417|
|Randle, Bash SS||3||1||1||0||.333|
|Trammell, Brandon RF||2||0||1||0||.371|
|– Kuntz, Roman PH RF||1||0||1||0||.348|
|Hill, Bryson 3B||3||0||1||0||.200|
|Fitzgerald, Noah 2B||3||0||0||1||.186|
|Reeves, Dalton C||3||0||0||0||.200|
|– Vincent, Colton PH C||1||0||0||0||.000|
|Macgregor, Tyler 1B||4||1||1||0||.231|
|Schoenvogel, Jacob LF||4||1||1||0||.200|
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders
2B: C. Mckelvey 1 (1);
HBP: T. Josenberger 1 (2);
SB: C. Simpson 2 (16); T. Josenberger 1 (1);
E: C. Manthey 1 (2);
Team LOB: 6;
2B: T. Kehoe 1 (2);
RBI: T. Kehoe 1 (4); N. Fitzgerald 1 (5); K. Kilpatrick 1 (14);
SB: J. Schoenvogel 1 (1); K. Kilpatrick 1 (5);
CS: T. Kehoe 1 (4);
E: B. Hill 1 (5);
Team LOB: 7;
|– Middaugh, Taylor||6.0||7||2||1||3||2||0||0.73|
|– Gollert, Harley||3.0||1||0||0||0||3||0||1.13|
|– Camfield, Geo||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0.00|
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders
WP: E. Woods 1 (2);
SO: E. Woods 2 (4); T. Middaugh 2 (6);
BB: E. Woods 2 (4); T. Middaugh 3 (6);
BF: E. Woods 11 (22); T. Middaugh 26 (55);
P-S: E. Woods 44-23; T. Middaugh 85-51;
HB: G. Camfield 1 (1);
SO: O. Mendez 9 (11); H. Gollert 3 (8);
BF: O. Mendez 18 (38); H. Gollert 11 (31); G. Camfield 4 (23);
P-S: O. Mendez 81-50; H. Gollert 36-30; G. Camfield 11-6;
Umpires: Plate: P. McMorris 1B: A. Perry 3B: T. Brewer
Start time: 6:35 pm (Central)
Venue: Athletic Park