Woodchucks Use Early Offense to Sweep Chinooks

MEQUON, WI – A strong start for the offense proved decisive as the Woodchucks earned a two-game series sweep over the Lakeshore Chinooks at Kapco Park Saturday night.

After falling behind 1-0, the Woodchucks responded with six runs in the top of the 2nd inning. Roman Kuntz hit a two-run double while Kevin Kilpatrick and Clayton Mehlbauer each drove in runs. The Woodchucks also took advantage of three Lakeshore errors in order to build their advantage

The lead swelled to 9-1 in the 3rd inning after Kevin Kilpatrick’s second home run in as many days. The College of Central Florida outfielder drove in a total of 5 runs on the day and now leads the team in RBI with ten thus far.

After the Chinooks chipped away at the lead throughout the middle innings, Dante Chirico slammed the door over four innings of one-run ball. He struck out six to earn a 12-out save and improve the Woodchucks’ record to 5-1.

Top Performers

Roman Kuntz went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs in his first start since Wednesday.

Catcher Dalton Reeves collected a pair of both hits and runs.

Starter Osvaldo Mendez lasted 3.1 innings and allowed three runs. The lefty also picked off his second baserunner of the year.

In his first appearance of the season, reliever Dane Miller allowed two runs over 1.2 innings and picked up the win.

Chirico was dominant during his four innings of relief, starting 13 of the 17 batters he faced with first-pitch strikes.

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]