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Chad Wright makes quick adjustment to Northwoods League as a soon-to-be sophomore

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By Russ Owens

WAUSAU (WAOW)- The Chucks are riding a three game winning streak, a big reason why is Chad Wright who came through on Sunday night with the walk-off RBI in the 11th inning. It's the type of clutch hitting that the team has come to expect from the usual lead-off guy.

Says Chad Wright, "When I got up here, I just knew that if we were gonna score runs, I had to get on base, I had to put pressure on the defense."

Says Field Manager Guido Aspeitia, "He's got some pretty special tools, he can pretty much do it all, he can run, he can hit, he can throw, he's got some good baseball sense."

He's second on the team in batting average at 286 and just after finishing his freshman year at Kentucky, he's made the adjustment to that wooden bat pretty well.

Says Aspeitia, "He swing the wood bat very well, and with freshmen, sometimes it is hard to find a guy that can swing the wood bat, but he made the transition very early."

It's the heavy work load that's been the toughest transition, playing just about every day in the Northwoods League.

Says Wright, "The season has really been tough, of course your body wears down, so when you get a day off, you gotta do any way possible to get your body back in shape."

Wright and the Chucks hit the field again on Thursday visiting Madison.

Online Reporter- Russ Owens

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