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Late-inning offense leads Booyah to victory

ASHWAUBENON – Ty Olejnik’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Green Bay Booyah to a 6-5 Northwoods League victory over the Wisconsin Woodchucks July 13 at Capital Credit Union Park.

Green Bay got the offense started in the second inning, already trailing 3-0.

Alec Burns led off the inning with an infield single and then advanced to third on a Stephen Hrustich hit.

In the next at-bat, Matt McDonald brought Burns in with a sacrifice fly, bringing the Booyah within two.

In the fifth inning, Tennessee freshman Ethan Payne blasted a homer over the right-field wall, scoring Chris Seng in the process and tying the game at three.

Payne finished the day 1-for-4 with two RBI.

During the eighth inning, with the Booyah trailing by two, Andy Blake reached first on an error.

Later, with two outs, Burns delivered his second home run over the short porch in right, sending the game into the ninth tied at five.

In the ninth, McDonald led off the frame with a double into the left-field corner.

Seng advanced McDonald to third on a bunt single, before Olejnik brought McDonald home with a deep fly into left.

McDonald finished 2-for-3 with an RBI and two doubles.

On the rubber, Harrison Cook went four innings, allowing three earned runs and striking out six batters.

Reliever Dalton Wiggins threw three innings, giving up only three hits but allowed two runs.

In the eighth and ninth innings, Eric Torres and Chandler Ingram combined for three strikeouts.

Ingram earned the win, his second of the season.

Green Bay and Wisconsin meet again tonight, July 14, at Capital Credit Union Park with the first pitch scheduled for 6:35 pm.

Dixie State freshman Benton Hart takes the mound for the Booyah in search of his first victory.

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