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Chucks fall 6-3 in five innings to Loggers due to rain

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PRESS RELEASE FROM THE WISCONSIN WOODCHUCKS:

LA CROSSE—June 23, 2013—The Wisconsin Woodchucks and La Crosse Loggers had their game shortened by rain as the ‘Chucks fell 6-3 in only five innings.

For the second consecutive game, it would be the Woodchucks striking in the first inning. With the bases loaded and two outs, Rob Bennie slashed a single back up the middle to score Tyler Stieb and Matt Tellor and give the Woodchucks an early 2-0 lead.

The Loggers offense would capitalize on several Woodchuck mistakes over the next two innings. Johnny Bekakis scored a run in the first on an RBI groundout by Zack Rivera that cut the ‘Chucks lead to a run. They would add five more onto that in the bottom of the fifth. The five runs would score on five hits, one walk, a throwing error, and a balk as the Loggers claimed a 6-2 lead.

Tellor would take one of those runs back in the third. Leading off the inning, Tellor homered over the center-field wall, his fifth of the season, as he picked up his league-leading 30th RBI of the season to make it 6-3 Loggers.

The score was still 6-3 when the rains began to come down in the bottom of the fifth. Play was about to resume just over an hour later before a large strike of lightning over the left-field wall sent the tarp back on the field.

The Woodchucks and Loggers will wrap up their three-game series on Sunday before the Woodchucks have their first off-day of the season on Monday. First pitch Sunday is scheduled for 5:05.

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