Woodchucks Crushed by Visiting Dock Spiders

Woodchucks Lose 21-2 to Fond du Lac

Wausau, Wisc. – The Wausau Woodchucks (29-30) fell to the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (32-27) with a final score of 21-2 after a very long, high pitch count game on a sunny Sunday afternoon.

The beautiful baseball weather unfortunately was not enough to help push the Chucks to victory over the Dock Spiders. Fond du Lac started the top of the 1st inning off by scoring one run. The Woodchucks attempted to retaliate, with both Jc Ng (Pomona-Pitzer) and Tyler Cox (Eckerd) each hitting singles to the outfield to get on base. Wausau was not able to bring either of them home.

In the bottom of the 3rd, following the Dock Spiders putting up twelve runs, the Woodchucks dug deep to try to get their bats moving. Ng advanced to first on a walk, then advanced to second base on a single to right field by Cox. Nik Levensteins (North Georgia)  launched a single to right field, plating Ng, which gave the Woodchucks their first run of the game.

Cox started the eighth inning with a walk to give the Woodchucks a needed baserunner, and was soon driven around to third base when Bradley Comer (UW-Stevens Point) smacked an electrifying double that would hit the wall in center field. Levensteins would put up his second RBI of the day, driving in Cox on another well hit single to right field.

Neither team would score again in the 9th inning, leaving the game to conclude with a final score of 21-2 in favor of Fond du Lac.

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The Wausau Woodchucks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 28th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires, and front office staff, over 280 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (NYM), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at watchnwl.com. For more information, visit woodchucks.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Woodchucks as your favorite team.

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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]