Wausau, WI - July 30, 2010 (PRESS RELEASE) - Tonight the Wisconsin Woodchucks won game 1 of a 3 game home series with the Battle Creek Bombers by a score of 8-2. The ‘Chucks advanced to 12-7, while the Bombers fell to 2-15. Chris Licon (4-2) took the win, and Adrian Garza (1-4) took the loss for an oft-struggling Bombers squad.
The ‘Chucks would get things started right away in the bottom of the first, as Rob Lind hit a one out bloop single to get on base. Travis Whitmore would smack the very next pitch deep over the right field fence to make the score 2-0.
Shoddy Woodchucks defense would bleed a run in top of the third inning, as a leadoff-comebacker single coupled with a throwing error would put Brett Kauten at second base. Kauten would advance to third on a groundout, before second-basemen Travis Whitmore would boot a routine groundball and allow Kauten to score, making the score 2-1.
The ‘Chucks would respond and add two in the bottom of third frame. Jamie Bruno and Sharif Othman would both mash RBI singles to plate Travis Whitmore and Brock Stassi to make the score 4-1.
Woodchucks starter Chris Licon pitched in dominating fashion in what could have been his last start on the season. Licon went 7.2 innings and allowed only one earned run in the top of the 8th. Licon walked two, strikeout four, and allowed only five hits on the way to his fourth victory on the season.
The ‘Chucks added two runs in both the fifth and seventh innings as the bats came alive at Athletic Park tonight. Overall, the Woodchucks would mash 14 hits and amass 3 walks to the tune of 8 earned runs. Jamie Bruno paced the ‘Chucks going 3 for 4 with two RBI. Travis Whitmore contributed two hits, two RBI, and a run scored, while every ‘Chucks starter except Kevin Pillar would notch a hit.
The ‘Chucks and Bombers will be back in action tomorrow night at Athletic Park, as the ‘Chucks will don pink jerseys for Marshfield Clinic Go Pink Night.
Courtesy: Wisconsin Woodchucks