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Loggers edge Chucks


 WAUSAU, Wis. (WXOW) - The La Crosse Loggers have won nine of their last ten with a 3-2 win Monday night against the Wisconsin Woodchucks at Athletic Park in Wausau.

Pitcher Kevin Roy gave up only one run and three hits in five innings to get the win. Connor Baits worked middle relief.  The one hit he gave Wisconsin was a solo home run to Paul DeJong in the bottom of the sixth. Breckin Williams pitched in the ninth for the save.

Offensively, La Crosse piled up their three runs all in the sixth inning. Nash Knight started the inning with a double.  He later advanced to third on a fly ball out by Mike Nadratowski.  A wild pitch from Austin Orewiler allowed Knight to score the team's first run. After walking two straight Loggers after that, Orewiler was pulled for Tim McElroy. He promptly gave up a double to Ryne Birk which allowed Aaron Knapp and Austin Rei to score.

With the win, La Crosse has seven straight victories.  Their record is now 19-8. They continue their road swing with a pair of games Tuesday and Wednesday against the Willmar Stingers.

Monday's win gave the Loggers a one game lead in the South Division over the Lakeshore Chinooks, whose game with Kalamazoo was rained out.

Eight games remain in the first half of the Northwoods League season.

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