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Woodchucks' season ends with 2-1 loss to Chinooks in extras

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MEQUON -- (WAOW) -

The Wisconsin Woodchucks saw their season come to an end after falling to the Lakeshore Chinooks 2-1 in 10 innings Tuesday night in Mequon. Lakeshore advances to the Summer Collegiate World Series taking the South Division series 2-0.

Both pitchers were hot throughout their starts, with zeros on the scoreboard until the bottom of the 4th inning when Lakeshore's Connor McKay gave the Chinooks a 1-0 lead with an RBI infield single.

The 'Chucks responded in the 7th inning with a two-out RBI single from second baseman Blair Beck to even the game at a run apiece.

Woodchucks lefthanders Tim McElroy and Austin Tribby worked out of jams in the 8th and 9th innings. In the 10th inning, Connor Beck took the mound in hopes of ending the inning, but he loaded the bases, setting up a two-out walkoff single from Lakeshore's Zach Bowers.

The Woodchucks finished the regular season with a 42-30 record, before losing both games of the South Division playoffs. The season saw Chucks' infielder Jake Jefferies put his name atop the all-time batting average list in Woodchucks history (.343), third baseman Paul DeJong set the Chucks' single-season records for both homeruns (20) and RBIs (61), and first baseman Brendon Hayden set the single-season record for hits in a season (89), at-bats in a season (281), and games played in a season (70). Hayden also set career Woodchucks' records for RBIs (99), hits (163), and doubles (36).

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