Friday’s Recap

Rochester 10, Duluth 3
Duluth 6, Rochester 3
The Rochester Honkers took game one of the double header 10-3 in front of 488 NWL fans.  The Honkers used three-hit games from Matt Dittman (Illinois) and Ryan Hambright (Oregon) to lead the offense.  The Honkers Phil Haig (Florida International) only allowed two hits in 6.0 innings of relief work.  Jimmy Waters (Kansas) drove in two runs in the win as did Josef Terry (Cerritos College). 

The Huskies took game two of the double header by a score of 6-3 to manage a split.  The Huskies used three run innings in the first and the third and were led by second basemen Jeff Reynolds (Harvard) who was 2-for-3 on the night.  Jacob Bax earned his second win of the season in relief while Jason Whalen earned his 10th save of the season. 

Waterloo 6, Battle Creek 5
Battle Creek 4, Waterloo 3
The Waterloo Bucks scored six runs on ten hits as they beat the Battle Creek Bombers 6-5 in Waterloo.  The Bucks Jeremy Lucas (Indiana State) had a three-run home to pace the offense while the pitching staff only allowed seven hits.  Steven Richardson (Presbyterian) earned his 1st win of the season while Luke Putz (Minnesota State Mankato) earned his 11th save.  Jordan Dean (Central Michigan) drove in three runs in the loss for the Bombers.

The Bombers bounced back in game two and beat the Bucks by a score of 4-3 to salvage the double header split.  Battle Creek used multi-hit games from Sean Deegan (Penn State) and Andrew Lawrence to pace the offense.  Anthony Sambula earned his 1st win of the season throwing 1.2 innings in relief.  Willie Argo (Illinois) had two hits in the loss for Waterloo. 

Willmar 5, Thunder Bay 3
The Willmar Stingers ventured to Thunder Bay and beat the Border Cats 5-3 Friday night.  The Stingers scored five runs on thirteen hits while five Stingers had multi-hit games.  Mikey Reynolds (St. Mary’s) led the way with three hits, one run scored and two RBI in the win.  Charley Olson (Georgia State) earned his 5th win of the season after only allowing five hits on the night.  Ryan Court (Illinois State) had two hits in the loss for the Border Cats. 

Wisconsin 8, Wisconsin Rapids 7
The Wisconsin Woodchucks beat the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 8-7 in front of 1,604 fans.  The Woodchucks had twelve hits on the night and were led offensively by Pat Terry who had two hits and drove in three runs.  Wisconsin’s pitching staff wasn’t perfect, but helped win the game as they struck out seven Rafters. 

Madison 7, Eau Claire 0
The Madison Mallards shut out the Eau Claire Express 7-0 Friday night in front of 6,717 fans.  Madison was led by starting pitcher Tyler Jones (Madison) who gave up zero runs in 6.0 innings.  The Mallards bullpen only allowed two hits over 3.0 innings to keep the shutout intact.  Madison was led offensively by Kyle Gaedele (Valparaiso) who hit his 7th homerun of the season and drove in two runs. 

Green Bay 3, La Crosse 2
The La Crosse Loggers put up a valiant comeback, but the three run fifth inning by the Green Bay Bullfrogs was too much as they won 3-2.  Green Bay used a two-hit performance from Daniel Putnam and three errors by the Loggers to score their three runs.  The Loggers short-stop Mick Doyle had three hits in the loss. 

Mankato 4, Brainerd 1
The Mankato MoonDogs jumped out to a 3-0 lead after one inning and took the game 4-1 at Stewart C. Mills Field.  Mankato scored two runs early on a Jordan Steranka (Penn State) triple and a Mike Moore single that scored Steranka.  Blake Schwartz (Minnesota State Mankato) threw a four hitter over 6.1 innings to earn his 4th win of the season. 

St. Cloud 8, Alexandria 4
St. Cloud beat the Alexandria Beetles 8-4 despite being out-hit 12-8 at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud.  The River Bats right fielder Austin Barnes (Arizona State) had a homerun that plated three runs and Deryk Marks (Augustana) scored two runs while registering two hits.  Jake Tanis (Mercer) had three hits in the loss for the Beetles.