WATERLOO (PRESS RELEASE)- The Wisconsin Woodchucks (10-4, 28-21) defeated the Waterloo Bucks (3-9, 22-25) at Riverfront Stadium Sunday afternoon by a score of 5-1. The Woodchucks have swept both series between the two teams in Waterloo and finish 2010 a perfect 5-0 at Riverfront.
Nick Capito (4-0) started for the Woodchucks and showed early he had his good stuff. Capito, not usually a strikeout pitcher, struck out the heart of the Bucks order in the second and had 5 strikeouts through 3 innings. Capito allowed his only run in the 3rd inning, and finished with 7+ innings pitched, 5 strikeouts, and only 3 hits allowed.
Meanwhile, the ‘Chucks offense chipped away at all-star pitcher Taylor Massey (4-2). The Chuck gave Capito the early lead when they scored an unearned run in the 1st inning. With Rob Lind on 3rd base, Pat Terry broke for second to draw a rundown and the ensuing play gave Lind enough time to score before Terry was tagged out and the Woodchucks led 1-0. The run scored was the 1st of 2 Lind would score in the game. Lind finished 3-4 and had 6 hits and 3 runs scored in the 2 games in Waterloo.
In a 1-1 tie, Pat Terry, Chris Amezquita, and Brock Stassi led off the 4th inning with a single each to load the bases. With one out, Robbie de la Cruz drew a walk to score Pat Terry and give the Woodchucks the lead. The Chucks would add 2 more runs off Massey in the 5th inning and score another off Steven Richardson (0-3) when Travis Whitmore and Brock Stassi doubled in the 8th, and the ‘Chucks led 5-1.
Capito left with a jam in the 8th with the bases loaded an no outs, but Andrew Klausmeier (1-2) struck out Zach McCool, and Mitch Beacom (1-0) struk out Ryan Rieger and got a bounceout from Pat Stover to end the inning with no damage. Beacom also pitched a 1-2-3 9th inning to earn his 3rd save of the season.
The Woodchucks play again Monday night when the Madison Mallards come to Athletic Park for a 6:35 first pitch. Cory Hall is scheduled to pitch for the Woodchucks, and the game can be heard on Fox Sports 1390 AM.
Courtesy: Wisconsin Woodchucks