Mallards use ten-run seventh to defeat Woodchucks 13-6
Madison (PRESS RELEASE) —June 27, 2013—The Wisconsin Woodchucks and Madison Mallards dueled in a close contest for the first six innings Thursday before a ten-run seventh catapulted the Mallards to a 13-6 victory.
The score would remain 2-1 all the way until the bottom of the seventh where the floodgates opened for the Mallards offense. The team put up 10 runs, sending 16 batters to the plate and recording eight hits to jump out to a late 12-1 lead.
The Mallards would add another run in the eighth, but the Woodchucks would not go down quietly. In the top of the ninth, the Woodchucks would push across five runs in the top of the ninth as Edgar Figueroa, Jake Jefferies, Joey Rodriguez, and Damek Tomscha all picked up RBI in the frame. It would not be enough, however, as the Woodchucks fell 13-6.
The ‘Chucks and Mallards will meet again tomorrow at Warner Park. First pitch for the second and final game of the series is scheduled for 7:05.
Express Silence Rafters Attack, Take First Game of Series, 7-5
Wisconsin Rapids, WI (PRESS RELEASE) - Charlie White was two-for-three and recorded three walks to pace an Eau Claire Express (11-17) offensive attacked that combined to out-hit the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (15-14), 12-3, as seven of the nine Express hitters added a base hit Thursday evening to down the Rafters 7-5 at Witter Field.
The was loss snapped a two-game winning streak and dropped the club to 3 ½ games back of the south division co-leaders, La Crosse Loggers and Lakeshore Chinooks, with just six games to play in the first half of the Northwoods League schedule.
Rafters ace, John Kravetz, labored throughout the day allowing a season-high nine hits and lasted 5 2/3 innings. Kravtez earned his first loss of the season, dropping the Illinois products record to 3-1.