Woodchucks Collect Win in Game 1 of Doubleheader 

 

Kane, Second Inning Offense Propel Woodchucks Win

WAUSAU, WI – Quality starting pitching and a productive second inning at the plate gave the Wisconsin Woodchucks a 4-0 win over the Lakeshore Chinooks in Game 1 of Monday night’s doubleheader.

The Chucks move to 24-17 overall in 2021, and 3-3 in the second half of the Northwoods League season.

The Woodchucks’ four-run second inning was decisive. Bash Randle’s RBI double scored Gino Groover and Colton Vincent, before Randle scored a plate appearance later on a fielding error. Kevin Kilpatrick’s RBI single then drove home Tyler Kehoe, the final of a quartet of runs that all came with two outs.

The Chucks outhit Lakeshore 11-4 in Game 1 Monday evening.

The matchup was moved to July 12 after thunderstorms washed out a previously scheduled July 5 contest between the sides.

Top Performers

Starting pitcher Thomas Kane pitched five scoreless frames. He struck out nine and escaped a two-on, no-out jam in the third inning by delivering nine consecutive pitches for strikes.

Geo Camfield fired a pair of scoreless innings out of the bullpen.

Randle went 1-3 with a run and two RBI.

Kehoe was 2-3 with an RBI and a run.

Groover and Vincent were both 2-3 with a run.

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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]