ROCHESTER, Minn. (June 12, 2012) – The action stayed close on Tuesday night throughout most the night around the league. Five of the eight games were decided by four runs or less. The La Crosse Loggers gained sole possession of first place in the South Division and the Bucks were able to tie things up in the North Division.
La Crosse 3, Lakeshore 2
La Crosse takes sole possession of the South Division lead after their 3-2 win. The Loggers were led by Steven Pallares (San Diego State) who drove in two runs for La Crosse. The Loggers host the Eau Claire Express on Wednesday with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Lakeshore will host the Green Bay Bullfrogs with a start time of 6:35 p.m.
Willmar 1, Duluth 2
James Ramsay (South Florida) was responsible for both Duluth runs as he was 3-for-4 with two RBI in the game. The Stingers and Huskies will face off again on Wednesday for a 7:05 p.m. start.
Alexandria 10, Mankato 2
The Beetles were led on offense by Tanner Vavra (Valparaiso) who was 3-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored for Alexandria. Alexandria will be in Mankato again on Wednesday for a 7:05 p.m. first pitch.
Waterloo 13, Rochester 3
The Bucks were led by Peter Leonello (Long Island) who was six-for-six at the plate with three RBI and four runs scored. This series will move to Waterloo for a 1:05 p.m. start on Wednesday.
Green Bay 9, Wisconsin Rapids 3
Ben Graff (San Francisco) got the win for the Bullfrogs. Graff improves to 2-1 on the season with a 1.42 Earned Run Average. The Rafters will host the Wisconsin Woodchucks on Wednesday. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Eau Claire 5, Battle Creek 9
Sikes Orvis (Ole Miss) led the Bombers in their win. Orvis was 4-for-4 at the plate, driving in two runs and scoring once. The Bombers will travel to Madison to face the Mallards on Wednesday with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
St. Cloud 3, Thunder Bay 4
The Border Cats were led by Cory Kay (Houston) who was 2-for-4 and drove in all four runs for Thunder Bay, including the eventual winning run in the bottom of the eighth. These two teams will face off again on Wednesday morning, with the first pitch scheduled for 11:05 a.m. ET.
Madison 0, Wisconsin 4
The Woodchucks were led by their pitching staff, which threw nine shutout innings against the Mallards. Jack Fischer (Wake Forest) got the start for the Woodchucks and threw five innings and allowed just two hits. Brendon Hayden (Virginia Tech) came in for relief and threw three innings allowing just two hits and striking out four. Max Ising ( ) came in to close the game and struck out the side in the top of the ninth inning.