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Controversial call becomes turning point for Woodchucks


WAUSAU—July 6, 2013—The Wisconsin Woodchucks fell to the Lakeshore Chinooks 7-5, as Donnie Hissa settled down after allowing a first inning grand slam going the distance in Saturday night's game.

The Woodchucks loaded the bases in the bottom of the first inning and Josh Goossen-Brown would do the rest as he hit a towering grand slam to left field to give the ‘Chucks an early 4-0 lead.

The Chinooks would get even with a grand slam of their own in the top of the third inning. After a controversial call earlier in the inning allowing the bases to be later loaded, Ryan Krill belted a home run over the right field wall.

The Chinooks gained the lead in the top of the fourth inning when Harrison Bader grounded out to first base bringing home Sawyer Polen on the play. The Chinooks weren't done when Mike Papi hit a double into the right center field gap that brought home Jared Fon and Andrew Stevenson to give the Chinooks a 7-4 lead.

The Woodchucks got one run back in the bottom of the fifth inning when Jake Jefferies singled up the middle to bring home returning Woodchuck Levi Meyer cutting the deficit 7-5, but would get no closer to the Chinooks.

Dewees' Three RBI Night Carries Rafters Over Mallards, 6-5

Madison, WI - Donnie Dewees had three RBI, including two extra base hits that netted the go ahead run and the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (20-18, 1-2) escaped Warner Park Saturday evening with a thrill 6-5 win over the Madison Mallards (23-14, 2-2).

The win was the first of the second half of the Northwoods season for the Rafters and successfully ended a two-game losing streak.

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