Thunder Bay 6, Rochester 5
Rochester 8, Thunder Bay 2
The Border Cats took game one of the doubleheader at Mayo Field 6-5. Thunder Bay used a four run 6th inning to take down the Honkers thanks to two-run single from left-fielder Ino Patron (Long Beach State). The Border Cats pitched by committee Wednesday as six Border Cats registered at least one out. Brad Delatte (Nicholls State) earned his 1st win of the season as he threw 4.1 innings of relief. The Honkers had the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th, but could not plate a run to tie the game.
The Honkers bounced back in game two of the doubleheader by taking down the Border Cats 8-2 at Mayo Field. Rochester received a great pitching performance from starting pitcher Matt Strahm (Neosho County CC). The lefty only allowed four hits in 6.0 innings of work. Davy Wright (Texas Christian) hit a three RBI double in the 4th inning for the Honkers in the win.
Waterloo 9, Wisconsin 6
Waterloo was out-hit by Wisconsin Wednesday night, but still won the game 9-6 at Athletic Park in Wausau, Wisc. The Bucks’ Sebastian Grazziani (New York Tech) hit a grand slam in the 2nd inning to give Waterloo the lead. Mike Gerber (Creighton) and Kyle DeMerritt (Santa Clara) each had three hits in the loss for Wisconsin.
Brainerd 4, St. Cloud 3
A Chris Kubitz (St. Cloud State) wild pitch allowed the Lunkers’ Steven Brault (Regis) to score from third base in the bottom of the 10th inning, giving the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers a 4-3 walk-off win over the St. Cloud River Bats Wednesday night at Stewart C. Mills Field in Brainerd. Jason Forjet (Florida Gulf Coast) started for the Lunkers and pitched 7.0 innings of scoreless baseball, striking out seven. Reliever Tyler Sparger (Indian Hills CC) earned the win throwing a scoreless 10th inning. The Lunkers move to 9-5 on the season with the River Bats falling to 2-12.
Mankato 5, Willmar 4
Mankato held off a run from the Stingers Wednesday night for a 5-4 win. Willmar scored two runs in the seventh inning and one in the eighth to make it a one-run contest entering the final frame, but that was as close as the Stingers would get. Mankato’s Blair Moore (San Diego State) and Zak Wasserman (Louisville) each had two hits. Mankato scored only two earned runs, as Willmar committed five errors. Sean Dwyer (Florida Gulf Coast) was a part of three of the four Stingers runs, finishing the game 2-for-5 with 2 RBIs and a run scored.
Madison 13, Eau Claire 8
The Mallards had a 1st inning for the ages Wednesday night at Warner Park. Madison scored 11 runs in the bottom of the 1st off of Express starting pitcher A.J. Glasshof (Wharton CC). All hitters in the Mallards line-up registered a hit in the win. Zac Zellers (Heartland CC) and Tyler Jones (Long Island) each homered as Madison improved their record to 9-5. Ty Forney (New Mexico State) was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored in the loss for Eau Claire who is now 8-7.
La Crosse 10, Battle Creek 4
The Loggers took down the Bombers by a score of 10-4 at Copeland Park in front of 2,324 NWL fans. La Crosse’s offense was led by infielder Trentt Copeland (Evansville) and left-fielder Cameron Flynn (Kentucky). Copeland was 4-for-5 with two runs scored while Flynn was a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBIs. Loggers starting pitcher Erik Schoenrock (Memphis) threw 5.0 innings to earn his 3rd win of the season.
Postponed to August 10th.
Wisconsin Rapids, Green Bay
Postponed due to rain.