Wausau, WI - June 29th, 2010 (PRESS RELEASE)- The Wisconsin Woodchucks beat the Madison Mallards tonight 11-6 to remain in first place in a crowded Northwoods League South Division. The Woodchucks move to 16-10, while the Mallards fall to 9-15.
Jared Eickhoff (1-2) picks up his first win on the season, coming on in relief and allowing only one run in 3.2 innings of work. Bryce Shafer would make his second start and pitch quite effectively, before allowing five Mallards runs in the fourth inning. Cory Hall would pick up the save, going 1.1 innings, giving up one hit with two strikeouts.
The story of the night was the Woodchucks' bats, who set a season high with 17 hits, totaling 11 runs. Kevin Pillar led the way, going 5 for 5 with three runs scored, a stolen base, and an RBI. Travis Whitmore would stay hot going 3 for 4, tallying 3 RBI and 2 walks. Pat Terry would also smack his second home run on the season back in the third inning.
The Mallards arms had another rough night, as the scorching hot Woodchucks lumber got the better of them. Madison's pitching staff, and defense, would surrender 26 baserunners to make for a long night at the office for the Ducks.
The Woodchucks got the job done and kept pace with the victorious Green Bay Bullfrogs and Eau Claire Express, who would both move to 15-10 and sit .5 games behind the ‘Chucks. The Woodchucks and Mallards will do it again tomorrow down at Warner Park in Madison, before returning to Wausau on Thursday to complete the home-away-home series.
Courtesy: Wisconsin Woodchucks