Sunday’s Summary

Alexandria 6, Rochester 0
The Beetles took Sunday’s game 6-0 against the Rochester Honkers at Mayo Field in Rochester.  Alexandria out-hit the Honkers 12-5 and were led by starting pitcher Lindsey Caughel (Stetson) who moves to 2-1 on the season.  Caughel threw 6.0 innings of scoreless baseball and was helped by the Beetles offense that saw six of nine starters get a hit.  Pedro Ramos (Lewis Clark State) threw the final 3.0 innings of scoreless baseball to earn the save. 

Madison 8, Wisconsin Rapids 2
The Madison Mallards out-hit and out-scored the Wisconsin Rapids Sunday afternoon at Witter Field.  Madison was led by first basemen, Harold Riggins (NC State), who was 2-for-4 with a homerun, four RBI and one run scored.  Kyle Gaedele (Valparaiso) also had a big game for the Mallards going 3-for-5 with a double.  Starting pitcher Rusty Shellhorn (Washington State) threw 7.0 innings of one run baseball to earn the win.  The Rafters were led by short-stop Evan Peters (Santa Clara) who was 3-for-4. 

Wisconsin 10, Waterloo 4
The Wisconsin Woodchucks pulled to a tie atop the South Division by completing the 3-game road sweep of the Waterloo Bucks with a 10-4 win Sunday afternoon.  The Woodchucks set a new season high, smashing 15 hits around Riverfront Stadium.  The ‘Chucks lead all day as Grant Dozar (Louisiana State) reached third base with heads-up base running in the first and scored on a wild pitch.  The Woodchucks added two more for a 3-0 lead when Dozar singled home two.  Dozar ended the game with three hits, two runs, and three RBI, as well as a critical diving catch at first base.  Cory Hall (Santa Clara) earned his first win of the season with 5.0 strong innings, allowing one unearned run and just three hits while striking out nine.

La Crosse 7, Battle Creek 3
The La Crosse Loggers completed their first three-game sweep over a single opponent on Sunday night as the team defeated the visiting Battle Creek Bombers by the score of 7-3.  With the win, the Loggers have now won four consecutive games leaving them just a game back of the South Division leading Eau Claire Express.  Loggers starting pitcher Dan Langfield (Memphis) was impressive early as he didn’t allow a hit until the fourth inning.  Leading the Loggers from the leadoff spot was Tony Mueller (Winona State) who finished the game 3-for-5 with two runs scored.  Mike Marjama (Sacramento CC), Frazier Hall (Southern) and Brett Bishop (California) each added two hits apiece.  Sean Deegan (Penn State) led the Bombers at the plate as he finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. 

Eau Claire 9, Green Bay 4
The Express beat the Bullfrogs 9-4 in Eau Claire Sunday night in front of 1,618 fans.  The Express had six players with multi-hits games and were led by Steve McGuiggan (Illinois Chicago) who was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBI.  Catcher, Will Fadness (South Mountain CC) also had three RBI for Eau Claire.  Green Bay Bullfrog, Scott Schebler (Wichita State) stayed hot at the plate going 2-for-4 with a run scored. 

Brainerd 9, St. Cloud 1
The Lunkers beat the St. Cloud River Bats by a score of 9-1 Sunday night.  The Lunkers had three players with three hits a piece led by Tommy Reyes (California Irvine) who was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI.  T.J. Berge (Northern Colorado) was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI.  Kyle Teague (Oakland) threw 7.0 innings of six hit, one run baseball to earn the win.  The River Bats were led by designated hitter, Mitch Garver (New Mexico), who was 2-for-4. 

Thunder Bay 3, Willmar 2
Just like they did in the first two games of the series, the Stingers surrendered an early lead to Thunder Bay on Sunday at Bill Taunton Stadium and were never able to recover, dropping the series finale 3-2.  Jeff Barto (Campbellsville) surrendered three first inning runs in his third start of the season, but settled down after that, putting up zeroes in each of the next five innings before leaving the game after the sixth on the hook for the loss.  The Stingers offense was largely quite, but came to life in the bottom of the sixth when Jordan Smith (St. Cloud State) had a two run homer.  The big story on the mound for Willmar wasn’t Barto’s start, but rather Jacob Barnes’ (Florida Gulf Coast) finish.  Barnes struck out six Border Cats in three shutout innings, giving the Stingers a chance to win.  But Thunder Bay found a way to make their first inning effort stand up, as Drew Erwin (Nicholls State) tossed a scoreless ninth to earn his sixth save of 2010 for the Border Cats.

Duluth 7, Mankato 3
The Duluth Huskies beat the Mankato MoonDogs 7-3 Sunday night at Franklin Rogers Park.  The Dogs were able to take an early lead scoring a run in the first followed by a two-run homerun by first baseman Jordan Steranka (Penn State). The MoonDogs took a 3-0 lead into the fourth before a Huskies’ solo homerun in the top of the fourth put them on the board.  Mankato pitcher Ryan Demmin (Minn. State) took his first loss of the season as the Huskies were able to put together a five-run seventh inning, three of which were charged to Demmin. Huskies’ pitcher Ben Hughes (St. Olaf) took the win going 6.0 innings giving up two MoonDogs hits and no runs.