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Woodchucks swept in doubleheader

KENOSHA, Wis (WSAU-Woodchucks) A crucial base-running mistake that resulted in two outs squashed a potential Woodchucks’ rally in the top of the third inning, and starting hurler Seth Davis allowed four runs to score in the bottom half, as the Woodchucks dropped the second of a doubleheader to Kenosha, 4-1, Monday night at Simmons Field.

With the Woodchucks (4-4) leading the Kingfish (5-3) by a score of 1-0 in the third inning of the second of Monday’s twinbill, center fielder Jake Jefferies singled and stole second.  Left fielder Nate Mondou immediately singled to right.  With Jefferies holding at third, Kenosha right fielder Buddy Reed’s throw went to home plate.  On the throw, Mondou advanced successfully to second despite the throw from the catcher.  However, Jefferies then broke for home and was caught in a rundown between third and home.  The ball ended up in the hands of Kingfish starting pitcher Rex Morrow, who tagged Jefferies retreating to third base before immediately tagging Mondou, who was attempting to advance to third.

That ended the potential rally for the Chucks, and set the table for a Kingfish four-run third.

In the first game, A base hit to right field by Kenosha left fielder Pat Porter that was mishandled by Woodchucks’ right fielder Kevin Connolly allowed the game winning run to score, as the Kingfish walked off on the Woodchucks, 4-3, in game one of a doubleheader Mondayafternoon at Simmons Field.

Porter, the Northwoods League leader in runs batted in, led the charge offensively for the Kingfish (4-3), as he reached base in all four of his at-bats, including his twelfth double and eighth homerun of the year, while driving in his forty-second and forty-third runs of the year.