Bennie walks off on the Bombers to give the Woodchucks a 3-2 victory
WAUSAU—July 6, 2013—Rob Bennie's second home run of the night over the right field wall in the bottom of the ninth gave the Woodchucks a 3-2 victory over the Battle Creek Bombers.
A broken bat single by Woodchucks' catcher John Clay Reeves bringing home Tyler Stieb gave the ‘Chucks an early 1-0 advantage.
A single by Bombers' designated hitter Drew Carlile, in the top of the sixth inning, brought home Matt Fears to even the game at one.
Rob Bennie came up to bat with the game tied in the bottom of the seventh inning and with one swing of the bat give the Woodchucks a 2-1 advantage.
The Bombers tied the game up at two thanks to a home run from Greg Velazquez in the top of the eighth inning.
In the bottom of the ninth, Bennie delivered again as he hit his second home run of the night with a blast over the right field wall.
The Woodchucks start the second half of the Northwoods season with a three-game winning streak.
Home Runs By Payne and Dewees Not Enough As Rafters Fall to La Crosse, 12-5
La Crosse, WI- For the second-straight evening the La Crosse Loggers used a 12-hit attack to out slug the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 12-6 Friday evening at Copeland field.
The 12 runs on back-to-back nights is the most runs the Rafters have allowed in consecutive nights and dropped the club to 1-3 in the month of July.
In the Rafters last three losses the club has allowed 44 runners to cross the plate.
Despite the struggles, the Rafters offense combined to slug seven base knocks throughout the evening, including home runs by Erik Payne (7) and Donnie Dewees (6).
Payne launched his seventh home run of the season after Jackson Slaid led the frame off with his sixth double of the season. The extra base hit by Slaid was part of a two-hit evening for the Montevallo prospect that included his fifth and sixth doubles of the season. Payne would follow with a home run to left to close the Logger lead to 8-5.
The offense would wither through the seventh and eighth inning as the Rafters combined for just one base hit. The only other runs would come on a majestic three-run home run in the ninth by Dewees for his 21st, 22nd and 23rd RBI of the season in the 12-6 loss.