Woodchucks' bats lead them to victory over the Express 7-4
WAUSAU—June 29, 2013—The Wisconsin Woodchucks' bats would be the difference in Saturday night's game as they would defeat the Eau Claire Express 7-4.
The Woodchucks would take the lead early as they scored twice in the bottom of the first inning. After loading the bases with no outs, Damek Tomscha grounded into a double play but brought home Jake Jefferies on the play. John Clay Reeves then brought home Joey Rodriguez after Reeves singled into right field giving the ‘Chucks a 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the second inning the Woodchucks tacked on two more runs to their lead as Jefferies would bring home Cal State Fullerton teammate Austin Diemer. Rodriguez then brought home Kirby Taylor after Rodriguez would line one up the middle to give the ‘Chucks a 4-0 advantage.
The Express rallied to tie the game up in the top of the sixth inning Tim Zier brought in the first run as his single to left field plated Carlos Chavez. A single into the right field gap brought home two Express runners to even the game up at four.
The Woodchucks answered Eau Claire's three run sixth inning with a three run inning of their own. After a hit by pitch and a walk Kirby Taylor sacrificed the runners over thanks to a bunt right down the third base line. Edgar Figueroa then hit a bouncing ground ball that got through with the Express infield playing in that scored two runs on the play. After Figueroa stole second base, Jefferies hit to right field brought Figueroa in to give the ‘Chucks a 7-4 lead.
Slaid's Base Hit in Ninth Sinks Loggers, 2-1
Wisconsin Rapids, WI- For the second straight night fans at Witter Field were treated to a walk-off win as Jackson Slaid (Montevello) added the go-ahead RBI base knock in ninth inning to drive in George Ragsdale and secured the 2-1 victory for the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (17-13) over the La Crosse Loggers Saturday night.
The base hit was the third of the evening and came against the Loggers right-handed pitcher Michael Lowden (1-2) as the win over the gave the franchise its 17th win of the season, the most in a half for the franchise.