Published On: July 26th, 2010

Duluth 3, Mankato 2
Duluth 1, Mankato 0
In game one of the double header the Mankato MoonDogs were ahead 2-1 after two innings at Wade Stadium in Duluth, but the Huskies used a two run fifth inning to take the game.  The Huskies ended up winning 3-2 when Jeff Reynolds (Harvard) hit a two-run double that scored Cody Asche (Nebraska) and Mark Threlkeld (Louisiana Tech).  Robbie Collier (North Florida) improved his record to 5-1 with a 5.0 inning eight hitter.  Jacob Bax earned his first save of the season throwing 2.0 innings of hitless baseball.  Mankato third basemen Sam Eberle (Jacksonville State) had the only RBI’s for the MoonDogs in the loss. 

In game two, the Huskies complete the sweep beating the MoonDogs 1-0.  The Huskies pitching duo of Ben Hughes (St. Olaf) and Austin Gaines (Florida Gulf Coast) combined to throw a three hitter over 7.0 innings while striking out nine.  The game’s lone run came in the bottom of the seventh when Jeff Reynolds (Harvard) knocked in Pete Capetta (Illinois) to win the game 1-0.   

Alexandria 6, Willmar 3
The Alexandria Beetles used a five run second inning to beat the Willmar Stingers 6-3 Monday night.  The Stinger bats were cooled off after their impressive 11 run game last night by Kolby Wood (Michigan) who threw 5.0 innings of two run baseball.  The Stingers relief pitchers threw the final 4.0 innings of four hit baseball.  The Beetles six thru eight batters were 6-for-10 with four runs scored.  Willmar centerfielder Matt Serna (Illinois Chicago) had two hits in the loss. 

Madison 9, Wisconsin 5
Wisconsin jumped out to a 4-0 lead after two innings, but the Madison Mallards responded with three runs in the sixth, eighth and ninth to take the game 9-5.  The Mallards top six hitters were 11-for-20 with eight RBI and eight runs.  Dillon Napoleon (Heartland CC) earned the win in relief for the Mallards throwing 1.0 inning.  The Woodchucks Rob Lind was 3-for-4 with two RBI in the loss. 

Waterloo 3, Wisconsin Rapids 2
The Waterloo Bucks used a two run eighth inning to come from behind to beat the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 3-2 at Witter Field.  The two run eighth started when Ryan Rieger (Santa Clara) drove in Landon Anderson (Dallas Baptist) and Willie Argo (Illinois) knocked home Tyler Robbins (Dallas Baptist) on singles.  Billy Barrett (Illinois) earned the win in relief with Luke Putz (Minnesota State) earned the save.  Jensen Torres (Cal Poly Pomona) had three hits in the loss for the Rafters.   

Eau Claire 11, Green Bay 1
The Eau Claire Express knocked out 13 hits and beat the Green Bay Bullfrogs 11-1 in front of 1,001 fans.  The Express had three players that had multi-RBI games in Will Fadness (South Mountain CC), Andrew Leonard (Illinois Chicago), and Ty Forney (Yavapai).  The Express pitching staff was just as explosive as the offense.  Starting pitcher Dietrich Enns (Central Michigan) earned the win throwing the first 6.0 innings while Drew Freie (Des Moines CC) slammed the door with 3.0 scoreless innings.  Troy Scott (Washington) had two hits in the loss for the Bullfrogs. 

St. Cloud 6, Thunder Bay 0
The St. Cloud pitching staff threw a five hitter against the Thunder Bay Border Cats and won the game 6-0.  Andy Berry (West Virginia) threw 6.0 innings as the starter and only gave up three hits.  Three more River Bats pitchers combined to throw the final 3.0 innings of scoreless baseball.  All-Star short-stop Steve Nyisztor (Rutgers) had two hits and two RBI.  The St. Cloud River Bats leadoff hitter John Schultz (Pittsburgh) had two hits and scored two runs. 

Brainerd 9, Rochester 5
The Lunkers had six batters with multi-hit games and were led by Tommy Reyes (Cal Irvine) and TJ Berge (Northern Colorado) who each had four hits in the victory.  The Lunkers base stealing duo of Matt Hillsinger (Radford) and Levi Ferguson (Indiana State) who have 24 and 20 stolen bases respectively added to their total Monday night with both players registering steals.  The Honkers had four players with multi-hit games and were led by Davy Wright (Texas Christian) from the leadoff spot with two hits and two runs scored in the loss. 

La Crosse 15, Battle Creek 5
The Loggers exploded with 17 hits and 15 runs Monday night after only scoring one run the night before in Madison.  La Crosse scored in each of the first five innings and took a 15-2 lead, but allowed three in the eighth to make it a 15-5 final.  Chris O’Dowd (Darthmouth) and Mick Doyle led the way offensively with O’Dowd having four RBI on three hits and Doyle going 3-for-5 with five RBI and an inside the park homerun.  Tyler Farley earned the win throwing a six hitter over 7.0 innings.  All-Star Joe Battistelli (Eastern Michigan) took the loss by allowing eight runs over 2.2 innings. 

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