Three Double Headers On Thursday
La Crosse 6, Waterloo 3
La Crosse 2, Waterloo 0
The La Crosse Loggers took game one of the double header at Copeland Park by a score of 6-3 over the Waterloo Bucks. Wednesday night starter Kodey Simon (Winona State) took the mound again on Thursday and earned the win throwing 7.0 innings of two run baseball. The Loggers had three players with multi-hit games and were led by All-Star third basemen Mike Marjama (Sacramento City CC) who had three hits. Leadoff batter Tony Mueller (Winona State) had a full stat line with a hit, one steal, a walk, a run scored and two RBI. Waterloo right fielder Phil Keppler (Iowa) had three hits in the loss; two of those hits were doubles.
Game two featured two of the best pitchers in the NWL in Matt Flemer (California Berkeley) and Jared Wagoner (Butler). Both pitchers were recently selected to the 2010 NWL All-Star game and neither disappointed in the game Thursday night. Both pitchers threw complete games, but Wagoner allowed two runs and took the loss. With the 2-0 win, Flemer improved to 6-0 on the season. La Crosse native Tony Mueller (Winona State) was at it again from the leadoff spot. Mueller was 1-for-3 with a run scored while Bennett Pickar (Oral Roberts) had a two hit night.
Green Bay 10, Wisconsin Rapids 0
Green Bay, Wisconsin Rapids
The Bullfrogs put on a show offensively Thursday night at Joannes Stadium in Green Bay. Green Bay pounded out 14 hits and five Bullfrogs had multi-hit games. Joel Hutter (Dallas Baptist) was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI. Troy Scott (Washington) also had three hits in the rout of Wisconsin Rapids. Bullfrog starter Owen Jones (Portland) threw 5.0 innings while only allowing two hits.
Game 2 was suspended due to NWL rules
Wisconsin 1, Eau Claire 0
Wisconsin 2, Eau Claire 1
Game one of Thursday night’s double header ended with the Wisconsin Woodchucks beating the Eau Claire Express 1-0. The Woodchucks used a hit from first basement Brock Stassi (Nevada) in the fifth for the win. The Woodchucks starter Bryce Shafer (Valparaiso) threw 5.1 innings of four hit baseball to earn the win. Mitchell Beacom (UCLA) earned the save throwing the final 1.2 innings and only allowed one hit.
The Woodchucks took game two 2-1 in another pitcher’s duel at Athletic Park. The Woodchucks used RBI’s from Travis Whitmore (Pittsburgh) and Sharif Othman (California Baptist). Wisconsin starter Nick Capito (Santa Barbara) improved his record to 3-0 with his 5.0 inning four hitter while Anthony Drobnick earned his third save of the year. The Express’ lone run came from a Ty Forney (Yavapai) RBI.
Brainerd 3, Thunder Bay 1
It was a pitcher’s duel Thursday night at Port Arthur Stadium. Lunkers starting pitcher Kyle Teague (Oakland) threw a three hitter over 7.0 innings and allowed the only Border Cat run of the game. Teague struck out nine and lowered his ERA to 1.98. Ray Black (Pittsburgh) earned his seventh save of the season which is second in the NWL this season.
Willmar 7, Rochester 5
The Rochester Honkers fell to the Willmar Stingers by the score of 7-5 at Mayo Field Thursday night. The Stingers All-Star outfielder Jordan Smith (St. Cloud State) was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and four RBI. Smith improved his league leading batting average to .388 on the 2010 season and was a double away from the cycle. The Honker offense was led by Chris Elder (Oral Roberts) and Josef Terry (Cerritos College), who both finished the night 2-for-4 with a home run each.
Madison 6, Battle Creek 2
The Madison Mallard pitching staff had one of their best outings of the season throwing a three hitter over 9.0 innings. Mallard starter Matt Morgan (Purdue) threw 5.0 innings of two hit baseball while Tyler Jones (Madison) and Grant Gordon (Missouri State) threw the final 4.0 innings and only allow one base hit. Mallard center fielder Luca LeBlanc (Delgado CC) had three RBI on the night.
St. Cloud 10, Duluth 6
St. Cloud found themselves up 9-0 after the fourth inning and never looked back as the beat the Duluth Huskies 10-6 in Duluth. The River Bats All-Star short-stop Steve Nyistzor (Rutgers) was 2-for-5 with three RBI. Leadoff hitter John Schultz (Pittsburgh) and first basemen Devon Rodriguez (California Berkeley) each had three hits. The league leader in home runs, Cody Asche (Nebraska) was a perfect 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI in the loss.
Alexandria 10, Mankato 0
The Alexandria Beetles bats were alive at Franklin Rogers Park and their pitching staff was equally as good. The Beetles knocked out 14 hits and 10 runs while Sander Beck (Maryland) threw 6.0 innings of four hit baseball to earn the win. The Beetles were led by first basemen Matt Lowenstein (Loyola Marymount) who was 2-for-4 with one run scored and three RBI. The Beetles bullpen threw the final 3.0 innings and only allowed one base runner.