Wausau, WI - July 18th, 2010 (PRESS RELEASE) - After winning the first two games of the series and seven games in a row, the Wisconsin Woodchucks dropped the final game leading into the All-Star break 8-0. The ‘Chucks drop to 7-3 and second place, while the Bullfrogs move to 4-5.
It was a nice leisurely Sunday at the ballpark for the ‘Chucks, as the pitching staff gave up 12 hits and 8 runs, the defense committed four errors, and the offense couldn't produce a run off of 7 hits.
Brock Stassi took the loss (1-1) and only lasted four innings. Stassi would actually go perfect through the first three innings before allowing a walk, three singles, an error, and another single to allow four Bullfrog runs. Stassi's final line was 1K, 1BB, 4 hits, and 3 earned runs.
The ‘Chucks only major threat came in the bottom of the fourth inning, as a two on two out base hit by Rob Lind would load the bases for Sharif Othman. Othman would sharply hit a ball at leaping SS Brad Zapenas, who made the squeeze and ended the threat. The ‘Chucks offense would only get one batter into scoring position the remainder of the night.
All hands were on deck in the ‘Chucks bullpen, as three pitchers would see action the remainder of the night. Andrew Klausmeier would come on in the fifth, and pitch a perfect inning before surrendering three in the sixth and giving way to Mitchell Beacom. Beacom would get out of the sixth, put down the Bullfrogs in the seventh, and put two on the eighth before forcing Don Lisi into action. Lisi would get his off day work in by allowing Beacom's inherited runner to score, and subsequently finishing the game.
The ‘Chucks will take three well deserved days off, and resume play on Thursday night in Wisconsin Rapids before returning home to pay the Rafters on Friday night.
Courtesy: Wisconsin Woodchucks