Chucks Score Two In Ninth, Win Pitcher’s Duel 3-1

MEQUON—August 2, 2012—Jack Fischer of the Wisconsin Woodchucks and Cody Glenn of the Lakeshore Chinooks both dominated on the mound this evening, but both would receive no-decisisons as the ‘Chucks scored two runs in the ninth to earn the 3-1 victory.

After Chinook starter Cody Glenn and Woodchuck starter Jack Fischer traded zeroes through the first two innings, the ‘Chucks would strike first in the third. With the bases clear and one out, Mike Bernal hit a fly ball to left that cleared the 344 sign at Kapco Park for a home run, Bernal’s third of the season, to give the Woodchucks a 1-0 lead.

Jack Fischer held the Chinooks scoreless through his first six innings pitched in yet another phenomenal outing, but he would not factor in the decision. Fischer left the ballgame with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh, leaving the game to Jackson Lowery. Lowery was able to retire the first batter, Cody Yount, but Yount’s fly ball scored Brian Anderson from third base to tie the game at one run each. Fischer’s final line was six and one third innings, four hits, one earned run, two walks, and seven strikeouts. His ERA is now the second best in the Northwoods League at 1.76.

Glenn, after the Bernal home run, shut down the Woodchucks. His final line was seven and two-thirds innings, four hits, one run, two walks and two strikeouts as he also received a no-decision.

The game would remain tied at one all the way until the top of the ninth. Rex Morrow of the Chinooks walked Nate Irving and Joey Luvisi with one out to put the go-ahead run on second with one out before being removed from the ballgame. Reliever Evin Einhardt then struck out Brian Munoz for the second out in the inning. Einhardt quickly got ahead of the next batter, Bernal, 1-2. Einhardt’s 1-2 pitch went back to the backstop, allowing both Irving and Luvisi to advance. Bernal grounded a ball towards third base and beat out the throw to first, scoring Irving from third on an infield single and giving the ‘Chucks a 2-1 lead. Luvisi would later score on another wild pitch, putting the ‘Chucks on top 3-1 heading to the bottom of the ninth.

The Chinooks would not lay down against Lowery in the ninth. Lowery walked the lead-off batter German Reyes before striking out Ty Kamps and getting Cody Yount to fly out for the first and second outs in the inning. Lowery then allowed back-to-back base hits to Sanchez and Connor Lynch to put the tying run on second and the winning run on third. Lowery then struck out Charlie Markson to end the ballgame as Lowery improved to 4-0 on the season, giving the ‘Chucks their tenth win in their last eleven games.

The Woodchucks and Chinooks will face off again tomorrow at Kapco Park with first pitch at 7:05.

COURTESY WISCONSIN WOODCHUCKS


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