WAUSAU- Coming off of a five game slide, the Wisconsin Woodchucks took the field at Home against the Lakeshore Chinooks Monday night with hopes to finally snap their five game losing streak. The Woodchucks put a quick four runs on the board, and never looked back, putting a stamp on the Chinooks with a final of 4-0.
The Woodchucks began work, and grabbed the early lead with an error by Lakeshores shortstop, German Reyes, scoring catcher Levi Meyer for the 1-0 lead in the second inning.
The ‘Chucks tacked another run on the board when Brooks Braga reached 1st on an infield single. However, the Chinooks misplayed, didn’t cover home plate, and allowed Brandon Cogswell to score from second base.
The fifth inning didn’t end there however. Brad McKewon singled to shallow centerfield, scoring Brooks Braga on second for another insurance run. The ‘Chucks scored two runs on two hits, adding to their score, making it a 3-0 game after five innings.
Defensively Jack Fischer, the ‘Chucks ace was dealing. Fischer carved out ten batters, with one walk, and zero earned runs through seven innings in Monday’ night’s outing. Fischer would get the win, after seven innings, relief would assist the Woodchucks win in the end.
The Woodchucks continued swinging, putting yet another run on the board in the sixth inning, when Gage Green singled to center scoring Brendon Hayden to make it a 4-0 game.
The Woodchucks would hold that lead going into the top of the ninth inning with Max Ising on the mound to close things out. After a 5-3 double play, Ising did just that, and got Chinooks first basemen, Mat Harjung, to ground out to end the game in regulation.
The Woodchucks will play Tuesday evening at 6:35 again, against the Lakeshore Chinooks for another round of great Northwood league action.