Mallards edge out Chucks in back-and-forth affair
Nik Levensteins belted his fourth homer of the year in the 9-7 loss
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - In Wausau’s first game at Athletic Park since July 15, the Woodchucks succumbed to the Madison Mallards in a back-and-forth contest Monday night.
The Chucks bats took a while to heat up, not scoring until the sixth. Madison used the dry spell to tally four early runs, including a solo home run by Chad McCann in the fourth.
Wausau got the scoring going in the sixth thanks to a Nik Levensteins two-run home run before scoring runs on a wild pitch and a passed ball.
However, the Mallards struck right back. They scored five runs in the top of the seventh to build a big lead. The Chucks battled back but ultimately fell short, losing 9-7.
Wausau now goes back on the road Tuesday night, completing the home-and-home with Madison. The first pitch of that contest is 6:35 p.m. from Warner Park.
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