Wausau, WIS – The Wisconsin Woodchucks walked off on the Battle Creek Bombers 4-3, when Merrill native Alex Cordova drew a four-pitch walk in the bottom of the ninth inning.
The bases became loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning when the Bombers (2-9) brought in Joshua Leone to pitch. Merrill native Alex Cordova came up to bat for the Woodchucks (5-6) and drew a four-pitch walk to walk off on the Bombers and win 4-3.
The Bombers took advantage of some sloppy play from the Woodchucks to plate their first runner. Joseph Havrilak laid down a sacrifice bunt with Sam Koenig on first base. Woodchucks’ starting pitcher Seth Davis threw the ball down the right field line when Koenig came all the way from first to give the Bombers an early 1-0 lead.
The Woodchucks would answer in the bottom of the second inning when Nate Mondou hit a fly ball deep enough to score Brendon Hayden.
The Woodchucks then took the lead in the next inning when Alex Krupa hit a two-out single up the middle that brought in Ryan Donovan to give the Woodchucks a 2-1 lead.
The Woodchucks got a very important insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning when Krupa came into score, this time from a sacrifice fly from Hayden giving the Woodchucks a 3-1 lead.
The Bombers cut the deficit in the top of the seventh inning to one when Laz Rivera hit a double in the right-center field gap that brought in a runner.
The Bombers then went on to tie the game at three when Matt Dacey hit a home run that carried over the scoreboard in right field at Athletic Park.
The score remained tied until the bottom of the ninth inning before the Woodchucks scored the victory.
The Woodchucks got another quality start from Seth Davis going six innings giving up one unearned run while striking out six Bombers’ batters.
The Chucks host Battle Creek again tonight. You can hear the game at 6:45 on Foxsports Radio AM1390 & FM 93.9.
Rest of NWL Scores
Rochester 9 Duluth 5
Alexandria 10 willmar 4
LaCrosse 7 Kenosha 6
Waterloo 2 Kalamazoo 0
Madison 10 Green Bay 7
Mankato 4 Eau Claire 3
Lakeshore 2 Wisconsin Rapids 1
St. Cloud 7 Thunder Bay 1