WAUSAU, Wis (WSAU-Woodchucks) – The Wisconsin Woodchucks took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and capitalized on sloppy play from the Duluth Huskies to win 7-1.
The Woodchucks (8-6) pitching staff flirted with history as the Huskies (4-10) didn’t find their first hit until the top of the eighth inning when Vinnie Rodriguez broke up the no-hitter and shutout in one swing of the bat which was a home run that barely stayed fair down the left field line.
A pair of Husky errors loaded the bases in the bottom of the second inning and Jack Klages drew a walk to bring in a runner to give the Woodchucks a 1-0 lead.
The Woodchucks added a run in the bottom of the fifth inning when Troy Traxler came into score when Ka’ai Tom hit a sacrifice fly deep enough.
In the next inning, the Woodchucks added two more runs. The first came from a home run from Woodchucks’ first baseman Brendon Hayden. Traxler then drove in Nick Banks on a single to right field.
The Woodchucks added three more runs in the bottom of the eighth to distance themselves from the Huskies.
The Woodchucks pitching staff flirted with history as the Huskies didn’t find their first hit until the top of the eighth inning when Vinnie Rodriguez broke up the no-hitter and shutout in one swing of the bat which was a home run that barely stayed fair down the left field line.
The Woodchucks extend their winning streak to five games and complete an undefeated home stand in which they went 4-0.
The Woodchucks travel to Kenosha to face the Kingfish, who are in their inaugural season in the Northwoods League. The Woodchucks will return to Athletic Park on Thursday, June 12 to take on the Green Bay Bullfrogs. First pitch is set for 7:05 pm. You can hear the game on Foxsports radio AM1390 & FM 93.9 at 6:45.
Rest Of NWL Scores
La Crosse 5 Wisconsin Rapids 2 (Rafters have lost 10 straight)
Madison 1 Battle Creek 0
Kenosha 12 Kalamazoo 3
Mankato 8 Rochester 3
Willmar 5 Thudner Bay 4
Lakeshore 2 Green Bay 1
Waterloo 9 Eau Claire 8
St. Cloud 9 Alexandria 1