WAUSAU, WI - June 21st, 2009 - After losing a small lead in last night's contest, the Wisconsin Woodchucks (8-15) made sure to hold on to the lead Sunday afternoon at Copeland Park as they defeated the La Crosse Loggers (14-10) 4-2 in the second game of a two game series.
The Woodchucks got the game's first run in the third inning when Troy Frazier (Kentucky) hit a leadoff double and later scored on a single by Terrance Jackson (Oklahoma City). The ‘Chucks tallied another run in the fourth when Mike Mutcheson (New Mexico JC) doubled, advanced to third on a balk, and scored on a wild pitch.
The Loggers cut the lead in half in the fifth, when they used three hits and a pair of errors to push across their first run of the game. The ‘Chucks responded right back in the sixth when Mike Marshall (Stanford) scored an unearned run after reaching on a double. The Loggers added a run in the seventh, but Wisconsin responded yet again with another run in the top of the eighth on another wild pitch.
That would cap off the scoring as Bryce Shafer (Valporaiso) picked up the victory for the ‘Chucks after allowing one run and scattering six hits over 5.2 innings of work. Bryce Butt (Ohio) picked up the win after closing out the final 3.1 innings where he allowed just one run on four hits.
Four of the Woodchucks nine hits were doubles, with two of those coming from Mutcheson. Frazier and Jackson also recorded a pair of hits in the victory.
Now the ‘Chucks will go back to Wausau where they will enjoy an off day before heading to Rochester for a double header on Tuesday and another game against the Honkers on Wednesday before returning home for nine of the next ten games.
Courtesy: Woodchucks Media Relations