Woodchucks win in offensive thriller to Rivets

For CWS

July 9, 2018

Wausau—  The Woodchucks came into this afternoon’s game back at the friendly confines of Athletic Park after going 4-2 on the six game road trip. They opened a four game home stand hosting the Rockford Rivets. The Chucks took an early lead and though the rivets came back in the early going, the Chucks bats broke out big and held on for the 13-5 victory

The Chucks scored three runs right out of the gates in the bottom of the 1stinning with an RBI groundout from Jaren Shelby, an RBI single from shortstop Nick Loftin, and an RBI ground out from Zach DeLoach and an RBI HBP from Cooper Swanson to give the Chucks a 3-0 lead after one.

After the Rivets answered with a big five run top of the 2nd inning, the Chucks answered with an RBI groundout to make it 5-4 Rockford after after two.

Chucks reliever Everett Hurst came into action early and pitched beautifully going three scoreless innings striking out two and getting the win.

Chucks designated hitter Jaren Shelby added to his big day with a huge three run homer in the bottom of the 4thto give the Chucks a 7-5 after four. That was Shelby’s third homer in the last two games.

The Woodchucks offense kept on swinging in the bottom of the 5thinning with an RBI single from Catcher Dom Derenzo to make it 8-5 after five.

The Chucks bats really broke things open with scoring four runs in the bottom of the 6thinning with a Sac fly RBI from Zach DeLoach and a three run home run from right fielder Cooper Swanson to make it 12-5 after six.

 Jaren Shelby added another RBI with a double in the bottom of the 7thto give the Chucks a 13-5 lead after seven innings. That was Shelby’s fifth RBI of the game.

The Rivets stormed back scoring six runs in the top of the 8thinning to make the score 13-11 after eight and added one in the ninth but the comeback fell short and the Chucks held on for the thrilling 13-12 win.

Top Performers 

Woodchucks third basemen Brandt Broussard had himself a very nice game going 2-4 with two stolen bases and he also scored a run.

Chucks centerfielder Jaren Shelby has been on fire as of late and didn’t stop today as he went 2-3 with a three run home run and a double. He had a five RBI afternoon and reached base five times

Chucks right fielder Cooper Swanson was in the middle of the offense all day and went 2-3 with a three run homer and reached base five times.

The Chucks also got an RBI single catcher from Dom Derenzo and two RBI’s from right fielder Zach DeLoach.

Chucks reliever Everett Hurst came into action early and pitched beautifully going three scoreless innings striking out two and getting the win.

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