Rochester 6, Thunder Bay 4
The Rochester Honkers beat the Thunder Bay Border Cats Tuesday night at Port Arthur Stadium in Thunder Bay. All Rochester hitters collected a hit against the Border Cats. Four Honkers had multi-hit games and were led by Jake Marasco (Kansas) who was 3-for-5 with a run scored and a RBI. Bryce Rippentrop earned his 2nd win of the season as he allowed three runs in 6.0 innings of work. Jordan Jakubov (Kansas) collected his 1st save of the season as he only allowed one hit in 2.1 innings of work.
Brainerd 16, St. Cloud 11
The Lunkers took down the St. Cloud River Bats in an old fashioned slugfest Tuesday night. The two teams combined to knock out 30 hits and score 27 runs. St. Cloud took an early 9-0 lead after three innings of play, but Brainerd responded with a six run 5th and seven run 7th inning. Kye Winter (Augustana) had a great night at the plate as he went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and three RBI for the Lunkers. Korey Wacker (Maryland) and Ronnie Sucre (Pittsburgh) each had three hits apiece in the loss for the River Bats.
Alexandria 3, Willmar 1
Alexandria scored two runs in the bottom of the 1st inning and never looked back as they beat the Willmar Stingers 3-1. The Beetles used RBIs from Jeremy Boyd (Southern Polytechnic) and Chris Fritts (Tennessee) in the win. Nate Smith (Furman) earned the win on the mound and Anthony Bazzani (Eastern Kentucky) registered his 1st save of the season. Rob Elliott (Bradley) was 3-for-4 in the loss for the Stingers
Duluth 4, Mankato 3
The Huskies came from behind Tuesday night at Wade Stadium to give the Mankato MoonDogs their 1st loss of the 2011 season. The Huskies were down 3-1 after the top of the 8th, but scored one run in the bottom of the 8th and two in the 9th for the win. The Huskies scored on an RBI single from Chris Manship (Kansas) and another RBI single form Adam Humes (Northwood) to win the game in the bottom of the 9th inning. Manship and Humes each had three hits apiece in the victory.
Wisconsin 7, Madison 6
The Woodchucks were out hit by the Madison Mallards 14-11, but won the game 7-6 at Warner Park in Madison. Wisconsin’s Shain Stoner (Point Loma Nazerene) was a perfect 4-for-4 with his 1st home run of the 2011 season and four RBIs. The Woodchuck’s Garrett Yrigoyen (Nevada-Reno) earned the win after throwing 2.0 innings and Nevada-Reno teammate Carlos Escobar registered his 1st save of the season.
Wisconsin Rapids 13, Waterloo 1
The Wisconsin Rapids won their 1st game of 2011 season in convincing fashion as they beat the Waterloo Bucks 13-1. The Rafters jumped out to a 12-0 lead after four innings and allowed the Bucks only run in the 5th inning as Jeremy Lucas (Indiana State) scored on a groundout. The Rafters had seven players with multi-hit games and four with multi-RBI games. Kyle Peterson (Eastern Michigan) was 2-for-4 with two homers, three runs scored and three RBI. Mark Strey (Wisconsin Milwaukee) also drove in three runs for the Rafters. Brad Douthit (USC) evened his record at 1-1 as he only allowed four Buck hits.
Green Bay 9, Battle Creek 3
The Bullfrogs beat the Battle Creek Bombers 9-3 in front of 536 fans at Joannes Stadium in Green Bay,WI. The Bombers and Bullfrogs both had nine hits apiece, but the Bombers pitching staff walked eight Bullfrog hitters. Billy Moon (Gonzaga) had two doubles Tuesday night and finished the night 3-for-5 with two runs scored. Austin Blaski (Marietta) earned his 1st win of the season after coming to the Bullfrogs a few days late as he led Marietta to a NCAA D3 World Series Championship in Appleton, WI. Troy White (Northern Illinois) had three hits, two of which were doubles, in the loss for Battle Creek.
Eau Claire 14, La Crosse 3
The Eau Claire Express put together one of the best overall games in the Northwoods League in 2011. The Express knocked out 19 hits and only allowed five Logger hits. Garrett Custons (Air Force) had the best hitting performance in 2011 as he was a perfect 6-for-6 with three runs scored and four RBIs. Ryan Shober (Illinois Chicago), Nolan Clark (Yavapai), and Ty Forney (New Mexico State) all had three hit nights for the Express.