Early offense and timely defense helped the Wisconsin Woodchucks defeat the Green Bay Booyah by a score of 6-5 on Monday night.

Wisconsin jumped ahead early on Tyler Kehoe’s RBI single, which plated Kevin Kilpatrick in the top of the second. The very next at-bat, Jordan Schaffer’s RBI single drove in Antonio Valdez and Tyler MacGregor. CJ Kayfus’ sacrifice fly brought Kehoe home, which put the visitors ahead 4-0.

Starting pitcher Tyler Hoeft kept the Booyah off the board until Jake Berg’s two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth. The Washington State righty picked up his second win of the season, striking out four over five and one-third innings.

The Woodchucks tacked on insurance runs in both the seventh and the eighth, which proved vital in the win. Schaffer scored on a wild pitch in the seventh and Tommy Delgado (pinch running for Louie Albrecht) followed suit in the eighth. Both runs came across to score with two outs.

Green Bay cut the deficit to one on Nadir Lewis’ three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth. Tom Kane was called in from the bullpen and escaped the inning after Schaffer’s barehanded web gem at short.

Kane completed the four-out save with a pair of strikeouts in the ninth inning. The game ended on Kilpatrick’s sliding catch in foul territory in left field.

The Woodchucks have now won three games in a row, matching their longest win streak of the season. They remain in first place, a half-game ahead of the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders in the Great Lakes West division.

Top Performers

Hoeft stranded five baserunners in the first two innings of his start before settling in to retire seven hitters in a row. He improved his record to 2-1 with the win.

Richie Rivera worked a scoreless sixth inning and recorded a strikeout in relief of Hoeft.

Geo Camfield stranded a leadoff double en route to a scoreless inning of relief in the seventh.

Thomas Kane is now 3-for-3 in save opportunities after coming in to finish the game with two outs in the eighth.

Schaffer was 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored and two RBI. He also stole a base.

Griffin Lockwood-Powell was 2-for-4 with a RBI.

Kehoe collected a pair of hits and scored a run for the second straight game.

Wisconsin Woodchucks 6 @ Green Bay Booyah 5

Game Date: Monday June 21st, 2021


W: Hoeft (2-1, 2.61 ERA) L: Estridge (2-1, 4.50 ERA) SV: Kane (3)

Schaffer, Jordan SS 3122.389
Kayfus, Cj RF 3002.389
Groover Iii, Gino 2B 3000.167
– Izarra, Jose PH  2B 1000.125
Lockwood, Griffin DH 4021.438
– Schoenvogel, Jacob PR  DH 0000.133
Kilpatrick, Kevin LF 5110.300
Valdez, Antonio 3B 5110.118
Macgregor, Tyler 1B 3100.226
Albrecht, Louie C 3010.143
– Delgado, Tommy PR  C 0100.116
– Vincent, Colton C 0000.308
Kehoe, Tyler CF 4121.333
Flowers, Elias LF 4020.308
Pearson, Dalton RF 3000.304
Croes, Dayson SS 4000.263
Wagner, Max 3B 4120.349
Blasick, Nathan 1B 5000.259
Berg, Jake C 4212.250
Ryan, Brendan 2B 4000.208
Hall, Preston DH 3100.172
Lewis, Nadir CF 2113.208

Wisconsin Woodchucks

RBI: T. Kehoe 1 (5); J. Schaffer 2 (4); C. Kayfus 2 (8); G. Lockwood 1 (4);

HBP: J. Schaffer 1 (1);

SB: G. Groover Iii 1 (1); J. Schaffer 1 (1);

CS: J. Schoenvogel 1 (2);

E: G. Groover Iii 1 (1);

Team LOB: 9;

Green Bay Booyah

2B: E. Flowers 1 (1);

HR: J. Berg 1 (1); N. Lewis 1 (2);

RBI: J. Berg 2 (6); N. Lewis 3 (11);

HBP: B. Ryan 1 (2);

Team LOB: 11;

Hoeft, Tyler5.14223412.61
– Rivera, Richie0.20000105.40
– Camfield, Geo1.01001000.00
– Telfer, Shane0.21333212.89
– Kane, Thomas1.10001200.00
Estridge, Evan5.06442804.50
– Czerniawski, Zac2.23222006.75
– Babcock, Braden1.10002201.23

Wisconsin Woodchucks

HB: R. Rivera 1 (1);

SO: T. Hoeft 4 (18); R. Rivera 1 (6); S. Telfer 2 (9); T. Kane 2 (5);

BB: T. Hoeft 3 (10); G. Camfield 1 (4); S. Telfer 3 (7); T. Kane 1 (4);

BF: T. Hoeft 24 (87); R. Rivera 3 (23); G. Camfield 5 (34); S. Telfer 6 (39); T. Kane 5 (18);

P-S: T. Hoeft 97-58; R. Rivera 12-7; G. Camfield 17-6; S. Telfer 31-15; T. Kane 21-12;

Green Bay Booyah

WP: Z. Czerniawski 2 (2); B. Babcock 1 (2);

HB: Z. Czerniawski 1 (1);

SO: E. Estridge 8 (19); B. Babcock 2 (6);

BB: E. Estridge 2 (8); Z. Czerniawski 2 (2); B. Babcock 2 (6);

BF: E. Estridge 23 (59); Z. Czerniawski 14 (14); B. Babcock 5 (30);

P-S: E. Estridge 93-56; Z. Czerniawski 57-29; B. Babcock 27-13;

Weather: Sunny

Start time: 6:35 pm (Central)

Duration: 03:11:27

Attendance: 1066

Venue: Capital Credit Union Park