by Bryon Graff
(WAOW) - The Wisconsin Woodchucks put an end to their four game losing streak, winning 3-1 at Battle Creek.
Online Reporter: Bryon Graff
Press Release Courtesy of Wisconsin Woodchucks
Micah Schroeder, Director of Media Relations
Woodchucks Hold Off Bombers
WAUSAU, WI - June 17th, 2009 - The Wisconsin Woodchucks scored single runs in the third, fourth, and fifth innings as they were able to snap their four game losing streak by defeating the Battle Creek Bombers 3-1 Wednesday afternoon.
The Bombers delivered the first run of the game in the bottom of the first as they scored an unearned run after a single and an error to take the early 1-0 lead. After a quiet second inning, Troy Frazier (Kentucky) led off the third with a long double to left center and later scored on a wild pitch to tie things up at one a piece.
The ‘Chucks scored another run the following inning when Kale Kiser (Nebraska) reached on a lead off walk, advanced to third on an errant pickoff throw, and later scored on an RBI single from Mike Mutcheson (New Mexico JC). Wisconsin added another run in the fifth when Chad Wright (Kentucky) scored after a couple of Bombers errors in the frame.
The Bombers loaded the bases in the eighth and brought last night's hero Chris Lewis to the plate as the tying run in the ninth, but Cullen Sexton (Minnesota) came in and shut the door to seal up the ‘Chucks victory.
Kyle Gumieny (Southeast Missouri State) recorded the victory for the ‘Chucks after scattering six hits and giving up one unearned run in six innings of work. Matt Talley took the loss after giving up three runs on six hits over six innings.
The ‘Chucks got two hits from Wright, Mutcheson, and Frazier in the victory, while the Bombers were led by Josh Valle who recorded a couple of hits for the host Bombers in the loss.
Wisconsin will head home to take on the Madison Mallards tomorrow night at 6:35 pm before heading back on the road for two game sets in La Crosse and Rochester.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks are a member of the Northwoods League, a co llege wood bat summer league featuring players from across the country. Baseball America named the Northwoods League as one of the premier summer collegiate baseball leagues in the country. For group outing / ticket information contact the Woodchucks office at 715-845-5055 or visit the Woodchucks website at www.woodchucks.com.