Chucks Unable to Answer Dock Spider Onslaught
WAUSAU, WI – The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders scored seven runs in the fifth inning as the Wisconsin Woodchucks fell 14-4 at Athletic Park Thursday night.
The Chucks are now a game behind Fond du Lac in the Great Lakes West Division with four games remaining in the first half of the season. Wisconsin is 20-12 overall.
The Woodchucks scored twice in the first, both with bases loaded. Gino Groover took home on a wild pitch before Jacob Schoenvogel walked with the bases loaded to score Jacob Burke. The RBI free pass was one of five two-out walks drawn in the opening home frame.
Fond du Lac manufactured a run back in the third before Jordan Schaffer scored Colton Vincent and Bryson Hill with a single to right in the bottom half to make it 4-1.
Starting pitcher Ryan Lobus struck out four Dock Spiders in four and a third innings pitched. Richie Rivera, Chandler Poell, Dane Miller, Dylan MacCallum and Adam Muirhead threw for the Chucks out of the bullpen.
The Spiders added five runs in the seventh and one in the ninth.
Even in defeat, the Woodchucks drew 10 total walks.
Miller threw two thirds of an inning and didn’t surrender a run, striking out one.
MacCallum pitched a scoreless inning with the help of a strikeout.
Gino Groover was 2-3 with a run and two walks.
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