Grand Slam, Timely Defense Lead to Road Win

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Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 10:48 PM CDT
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ASHWAUBENON, WI – A fourth-inning grand slam by Tim Conway provided just enough offense for the Wausau Woodchucks Thursday night.

They held on late, using timely defense and relief pitching to defeat the Green Bay Rockers by a final score of 6-4.

Conway (North Georgia) totaled his first 5 RBIs of the season in the win, erasing an early 1-0 deficit with an RBI groundout to plate Michael Brooks (UCF) in the second inning.

Brooks would start the rally in the fourth, leading off the inning with a ground-rule double. A bunt single by Amani Larry (New Orleans) loaded the bases for Conway, whose no-doubter to left field put the Woodchucks in front 5-1.

Mark Shallenberger (Evansville) would extend both the lead and his on-base streak with an RBI single later in the inning. He has reached base in all 16 of his games this summer.

The Rockers would only score two runs off Woodchuck starter Jack Wenninger (Illinois), who struck out a season-high six batters over four-plus innings.

Carter Heninger (San Jose State) garnered his second victory of the season with two innings of scoreless one-hit relief.

Andrew Armstrong (Florida State) would pitch around some trouble in the seventh and eighth, allowing two runs. He was lifted by the leaping catch of Dwight Allen (Georgia) in the left field corner, robbing Brendan Ryan of extra bases and an RBI. An inning-ending double play turned by Larry would strand the tying run on base in the eighth.

Skipper Corey Thompson then turned to Cade Denton (Oral Roberts), who made it a perfect 2-for-2 in save opportunities this summer.

The Woodchucks improved to 12-13 with a win, moving them into a tie for second place in the Great Lakes West Division. They snapped a four-game stretch of road losses and have now won two in a row.

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Gates open at 5:35pm on Friday and first pitch against the Rockers is set for 6:35pm. Stay after the game for the area’s best fireworks show, presented by Festival Foods! The Dock Spiders come to town on Saturday for the 6:05pm matchup (gates open at 5:05pm). Saturday is Princesses at the Park night! The princesses will be back at Athletic Park for the first time since 2019. Tickets are available online or by calling 715-845-5055 for all Woodchucks home games!

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