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Northwoods League Report: 8-2-13

Woodchucks 6, Chinooks 0

Matt Ditman, Chad Kim and Max Ising combined to toss a two-hit shutout against the Lakeshore Chinooks with 13 strikeouts as the Woodchucks claimed a 6-0 victory.

Woodchucks starter Ditman was spectacular in his final start for Wisconsin. Ditman held the Chinooks scoreless through his six innings of work, allowing only two base hits while walking two and striking out seven batters. It was Ditman's second scoreless outing after he throw a complete game shutout against Wisconsin Rapids on July 17th.

The Woodchucks were able to break open the scoring in the top of the first as John Menken continued his hot streak at the plate. After a two-run home run last night, Menken singled through the left side of the infield with the bases loaded. The base hit brought home Edgar Figueroa and Austin Diemer to give the Woodchucks an early 2-0 lead.

The Chinooks pitching staff proceeded to hold the Woodchucks offense off of the board all the way until the top of the ninth. In the inning, the Woodchucks were able to plate four insurance runs. Wausau-native Dylan Detert recorded a two-run single with the bases loaded to make it 4-0. Two more runs came in to score on a bunt single by Kyle Haen and a groundout by Tell Taylor to extend the lead to 6-0.

Dewees Leads Way as Rafters Derail Eau Claire, 13-5

Wisconsin Rapids, WI- Donnie Dewees (North Florida) had three base-hits and three-RBI, including a two-run home run in the bottom in the second inning, as the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (28-33, 9-17) earned their sixth win of the season against the Eau Claire Express (28-33,16-11), 13-5, Friday night at Witter Field.

The win successfully gives the Rafters the season series against the Express, 6-3, while moving their record on the current home stand one-game within .500 at 2-3.

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