Rain Postpones Multiple NWL Games
Wisconsin 7, Green Bay 3
The Wisconsin Woodchucks took their second game in a row from the Green Bay Bullfrogs, winning 7-3 at Joannes Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Woodchucks grabbed the lead early and held it for the entire game. Jamie Bruno (Tulane) got the ‘Chucks started in the top of the second, when he hit a two-run home run to dead center field off Bullfrog starter Jeff Donovan (UW-Whitewater). After starting the year 0-11, Bruno collected three straight hits, including the home run, and finished the day 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored. Wausau native Seth McMullen (Winona State) got into the act in the 4th inning when he hit a 3-run home run to left field and advanced the Woodchucks’ lead to four.
Mankato 6, Alexandria 3
The Mankato Moondogs kept the Alexandria Beetles winless in 2010 by winning 6-3. The Moondogs pounded out nine hits and scored four runs in the first inning against the Beetles and received a great pitching performance from starter Clint Dempster (Nicholls State). Dempster threw 6.0 solid innings giving up two runs on three hits while striking out nine Beetles. The Moondogs were paced offensively by Robbie Robinson (Valparaiso). Robinson went 2-for-4 with one run scored and one RBI.
Thunder Bay 5, Rochester 3
The Thunder Bay Border Cats scored two in the bottom of the first inning against the Rochester Honkers and never looked back. The Border Cats top three hitters all scored while Evan Mistich (Panola CC) went 1-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored. Eric Brown (Britiah Columbia) led the Border Cats on the mound throwing 7.0 solid innings giving up no runs and striking out seven. The Honkers offense was led by Matt Dittman (Illinois) who went 3-for-4 with one run scored while eight and nine hole hitters Anthony Dunn (Doane) and Matt Miller (RCTC) each had an RBI. The Honkers made it interesting by scoring three runs in the ninth to cut the lead down to two runs.
Duluth 5, Willmar 1
The Duluth Huskies got a strong pitching performance from three Huskie pitchers, Ben Hughes (St. Olaf), Robbie Collier (North Florida), and Cory Maltz (Weatherford). Hughes threw 6.1 innings and gave up one run on five hits while Collier and Maltz threw the final 2.2 innings shutting down the Stingers for zero runs. Cody Asche (Nebraska) paced the Huskies with two hits, a run scored and three RBI. The Stingers’ Jordan Smith (St. Cloud State) stayed hot going 2-for-4 which bumped his NWL batting average to .417.
St. Cloud 6, Brainerd 2
Nick Sutherland’s (Youngstown State) performance on the mound was too much for the Lunkers to handle, as they dropped their first of the season 6-2. Sutherland went 7.1 innings, striking out seven, allowing five hits and no free passes. The River Bats benefitted from 12 total strikeouts from their pitching staff. Dorain Williams’ (Emporia State) debut for the Lunkers was strong, collecting two hits, one run batted in and a run scored.
Madison, La Crosse
The game with the La Crosse Loggers will be made up on July 24th as a day-night double header. Game one will be played at 1:05 p.m. followed by game two at 6:05 p.m.
Eau Claire, Wisconsin Rapids
The game at Eau Claire with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters was postponed due to rain.
Battle Creek, Waterloo
The game at Battle Creek with the Waterloo Bucks was postponed due to rain.