Duluth 3, Thunder Bay 2
Down by one run, Duluth Huskies generated a 9th inning rally Monday night, and Adam Humes (Northwood) capped it off with a two out walk-off single which scored two runs to complete the Huskies’ three game sweep over the Thunder Bay Border Cats. Humes finished the game going 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Andrew Dixon (Purdue) was also 2-for-4 on the night. Dylan Thomas (Des Moines Area CC) finished the game strong and picked up the win for the Huskies, allowing no hits and striking out six in three innings of work.
Mankato 6, Brainerd 2
The Mankato MoonDogs beat the Brainerd Lakes Lunkers 6-2 in the rubber match of the three game series Monday night. Brennan Moore (Texas Tech) had a great night from the plate for the MoonDogs. Moore was 3-for-4 from the plate and had two doubles. Shaun Cooper (Utah) also had a good night from the plate. Cooper was 3-for-5 on the night with one RBI. Blake Schwartz (Minnesota State) got the win for the MoonDogs as he once again pitched excellent. Schwartz pitched 5.2 innings, scattered five hits, walked one, and struck out seven.
Rochester 7, Willmar 6
Down to just the last two outs in the game, Matt Beyer (UW-Whitewater) homered to center, to tie the game, and send it into extra innings. Just one inning later, the Honkers would score Scott Thornburg (Creighton) from second base on a base hit from Bryan Karraker (New Mexico State) to take the lead in the tenth inning. Nick Dolsky (Nebraska) would take it from there, pitching a 1-2-3 inning, to secure the win for the Honkers, their fourth win in extra innings this season.
Alexandria 9, St. Cloud 1
The Beetles jumped out to a 4-0 lead after one inning of play and never looked back Monday night. Alexandria pounded out 12 hits and received great pitching performances from Matt Fyffe (Eastern Kentucky) and Michael Schweiss (Dallas). Fyffe earned the win as the starter and Schweiss threw the final 2.0 innings to earn the save. The Beetles Mike LeViseur (Seton Hill) was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and four RBIs. Rick Devereaux (Pittsburgh) and Kevin Grove (St. Johns) each had two hits for the Beetles in the win.
Wisconsin 6, La Crosse 5
Wisconsin came from behind Monday night against the Loggers for a 6-5 win at Athletic Park in Wausau, Wis. The Woodchucks were down 3-0 after three innings, but won the South Division rivalry thanks to timely hitting and great relief pitching from Nick Greene (Rio Hondo). Greene earned his 2nd win of the season after throwing 6.0 innings of relief. Wisconsin’s Tyler Heineman (UCLA) was 1-for-1 on the night with two RBIs and two walks. Bobby Juan (Minnesota)and Mike Hill (Long Beach State) each homered in the loss for the Loggers.
Waterloo 6, Green Bay 3
The Bucks beat the Green Bay Bullfrogs 6-3 at Riverfront Stadium on Monday night. Waterloo’s leadoff hitter, Davis Hendrickson (Illinois), had a great night at the plate. Hendrickson was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBIs. Derek Lamacchia (Quinnipiac) won his 1st game of 2011 on the mound. The right-handed pitcher threw 7.0 innings of three hit baseball to shutdown the Bullfrogs. The Bullfrogs Nik Balog (San Francisco) had home run and two RBIs in the loss.
Battle Creek 4, Madison 2
The Bombers pulled out yet another comeback victory last night at C.O.Brown Stadium, a 4-2 win over the Madison Mallards, extending their streak: the Bombers have not lost a series in 2011 as of yet. Battle Creek scored in the second on a Ryne Otis (Taylor) leadoff home run into left field. The score would remain 2-1 until the bottom of the seventh, when Matt Hitt (Eastern Michigan) and Brett Wiley (Evansville) scored for the Bombers. In typical dramatic fashion, the Bombers almost gave the game away. In the ninth, Ryan Halstead (Indiana) loaded the bases on the first three batters, but he then struck out Jumpy Garcia (Texas A&M Corpus-Christi), and forced the next hitter to ground into a 1-2-3 double-play, securing the save.
Eau Claire 5, Wisconsin Rapids 4
It took extra innings Monday night for the Express to take down the Rafters. Eau Claire used a 11th inning single by Garrett Custons (Air Force) to break the 4-4 tie. Custons’ single scored Justin Viele (Santa Clara) for the game winning run. Josh Scheffert (Nebraska) hit his 2nd home run of the season for the Express in the win.