WAUSAU- With the additions of Oklahoma States Gabe Green, and Virginia Techs Brendon Hayden, the Wisconsin Woodchucks looked to pick up another win on Monday night at home to put them at .500 for the season.
However, the Woodchucks ran into trouble early with pitcher, Rich McCaffrey on the mound, giving up a lead-off homerun to right field in the top of the first inning.
To begin the second inning the Loggers, with runners on the corners, capitalized on a sacrifice squeeze attempt, and brought the runner at third, home to score again giving the Loggers and early 2-0 lead.
The Loggers carried big bats on Monday, with a two run homer coming in the 4th inning of play to straight centerfield. For the night, the Loggers had 11 hits on the night.
On the defensive side, the Woodchucks dominated with newcomer Brendon Hayden, who also went 3-5 and had a RBI. However, the Chucks did commit one error.
In the bottom of the 5th, the Woodchucks brought the life back into the game with a two out, three run inning, which brought the lead from 4 to only one. The Chucks were not done however. Coming in the bottom of the 6th a one run inning to tie the game up at four.
In the 8th inning, the Chucks finally broke the game open, and took the lead with a deep hit to right field by Gabe Green who was 2-4, with 2 RBI on the night.
Going into the top of the 9th, the Chucks managed a one run lead, and on a 2-2 pitch, with two gone, allowed a pass ball that allowed a Logger run to tie, forcing the Woodchucks to play another inning.
In the bottom of the 9th the Woodchucks got off to a ball-burning start, with Brian Smith sending a deep fly ball to center field. His double put the winning run on with Chaves Numata at the plate. With a 2-2 count, and one out gone, Numata put the lumber on the ball, and in walk off fashion ended the La Crosse Loggers.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks will see the Loggers again tomorrow at home for another round of great baseball action.