Waterloo 8, Eau Claire 3
The Waterloo Bucks took Wednesday night’s game against the Express 8-3 due to six runs in the 7th and 8th. The Bucks left-fielder, Pat Stover (Santa Clara), was 3-for-4 with three doubles, two runs scored and four RBI. Bucks designated hitter and another Santa Clara player, Ryan Rieger, was 2-for-2 with three runs scored and two walks. Rieger hit a double, a home run and had an RBI. Starter, Scott Lieser (St. Cloud), earned the win throwing 7.0 innings giving up three earned runs.
Alexandria 5, Mankato 1
The Beetles beat the Mankato MoonDogs 5-1 and moved ahead of them by .5 games in the North division of the NWL. The Beetles jumped out to a 3-0 lead and never looked back. Every starting Beetle recorded a hit and were led by right fielder, Chad Bunting (Cal Berkeley), who was 2-for-4 with a run scored. David Randall (Mercer) earned the win throwing 6.1 innings of scoreless baseball. The MoonDogs, Blake Schwartz (Minnesota State Mankato), only lasted 2.0 innings and gave up three runs.
Thunder Bay 4, St. Cloud 1
Thunder Bay used a four run third inning to beat the St. Cloud River Bats 4-1 Wednesday night at Port Arthur Stadium. The Border Cats three and four hitters, Evan Mistich (Panola CC) and A.J. Schugel (Central Arizona), combined to go 2-for-5 with two RBI. St. Cloud received multi-hit performances from Joey Benke (St. Cloud State) and Bryan Peters (Nebraska) who were both 2-for-2. Thunder Bay starting pitcher, Garrett Young (Rollins), earned the win throwing 4.0 innings of scoreless baseball.
Wisconsin 14, Battle Creek 2
The Wisconsin Woodchucks annihilated the Battle Creek Bombers tonight at Athletic Park, dropping 14 runs on the Bombers who could only muster two runs. An impressive pitching performance by starter Troy Marks (Fresno CC), and a phenomenally awful inability to throw strikes by the Bombers pitching corps resulted in the 14-2 romp. Marks had an impressive outing, picking up the win going 5.2 innings; while striking out three, walking two, and allowing only two hits. The entire Bombers pitching staff had troubles, as they gave up 13 walks, to go along with two hit batsmen and three errors. Pat Terry (Santa Clara) led the offensive attack for the ‘Chucks, plating five runs on three hits, two sacrifices, and a walk.
Green Bay 6, Madison 3
Green Bay used a four run fourth inning to come from behind to beat the Madison Mallards. Short-stop Brad Zapenas (Boston College) was 4-for-4 with three RBI to lead the Bullfrog offense. Green Bay received a nice pitching performance from Riley Tincher (Wisconsin Whitewater) and Brad Schreiber (Purdue) who combined to give up three runs on seven hits while walking only two.
La Crosse 7, Wisconsin Rapids 2
La Crosse took a 3-0 lead after the first inning and never looked back while beating the Rafters in Wisconsin Rapids. First basemen Frazier Hall (Southern) was 3-for-4 with two home runs, three runs scored and three RBI. Logger starting pitcher Calvin Drummond (San Diego) threw 7.0 innings of four hit, two run baseball to help ensure the win for the Loggers. The Rafters Ryan Palmero (Santa Barbara) was 1-for-3 with a home run.
Willmar 7, Brainerd 2
The Stingers used a great pitching performance from Charley Olson (Georgia State) to beat the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers 7-2. Olson threw a complete game while striking out eight and giving up only one earned run. Jared Norris (Oregon State) went 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead the Stingers at the plate. Brainerd was led by Adam Koglin (UNLV) who was 3-for-4 while playing third base. With the win the Stingers moved a game over .500 at 11-10 and only 1.5 games back of 1st place in the North division.
The scheduled game between the Rochester Honkers and the Duluth Huskies tonight at 7:05 PM in Duluth has been postponed due to weather. The game will be made up as part of the double head tomorrow consisting of two seven-inning games beginning at 5:05 PM.