Falling into third place in the Northwoods South, the Wisconsin Woodchucks looked to change the standings race with six new arrivals including: Nate Irving, Levi Meyer, Brandon Cogswell, Brad McKewon, Jack Fischer, and Jake Peter. Irving, Meyer, Peter, and Cogswell all started Monday night’s game.
The Mallards struck early with two errors by Catcher Nate Irving, and short stop, Mike Bernal scoring two in the second inning of play.
The Mallards didn’t stop in the 2nd inning, scoring again with an RBI double by Tyler Marincov, making it a two nothing game early on.
The ‘Chucks had a comeback of their own however, coming in the 4th inning scoring two, on two hits by Nate Irving, and Mike Bernal.
Then the Mallards struck again in the 6th inning, with first basemen Jeff Zimmerman, squeezing a groundball down the first baseline to score two more, making the score 5-2 after 6 innings.
The ‘Chucks came through in the bottom of the 6th with two gone, Greg Hamrock gets beamed with a RBI hit by pitch. With Brandon Cogswell at the plate a wild pitch sent Jake Peter home to make it suddenly a 4-5 game. Madison’s pitcher Will Lamarche sent another wild pitch past catcher Bobby Burns to score the tying run for the Woodchucks.
Just as the momentum was building for the ‘Chucks, the game was delayed due to a lighting problem, suspending the game for 20 minutes. After the delay, Woodchucks 2nd basemen, Brandon Cogswell continued his at bat with two gone and walked only to be left on when Gage Green grounded out.
With 8 combined errors, the score bumped to 6-5, both scores came off of errors coming in the 6th and 7th innings.
With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 8th, yet another wild pitch got passed for the Mallards, scoring the tying run. With bases loaded after another Gage Green walk, Catcher Nate Irving stepped in and grounded into an RBI fielders choice scoring the go-ahead run.
The ‘Chucks did not stall there, another single by Chevas Numata put the lead to 9-6 Woodchucks, and that’s how the cookie crumbled as the Woodchucks took the win on Monday night.