Published On: June 18th, 2011

Eau Claire 7, Battle Creek 1

Ryan Longstreth (Central Michigan) is slowly starting to establish himself as the most consistent starting pitcher in the Eau Claire Express rotation. He had another solid start Friday night, in his third of the summer, and the Express defeated the Battle Creek Bombers, 7-5, in front of 2,302 fans at Carson Park. The win improves the Express to 10-7 this season and moves them to a second place tie in the division with the Bombers. Both teams sit behind the Green Bay Bullfrogs who are 10-6 and a half game up.

Wisconsin 9, Wisconsin Rapids 8

Wisconsin used a four run 8th inning to come from behind Friday night.  Wisconsin had six hitters with multi-hit games Friday and knocked out 18 hits on the night.  The Woodchucks were down 8-3 before scoring six unanswered to take the win.  Kyle DeMeritt (Santa Clara) was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and two runs scored in the win. 

Brainerd, Alexandria

Postponed due to rain.

Willmar 6, Thunder Bay 4

Willmar used back-to-back two run innings in the 8th and 9th to beat the Border Cats 6-4.  The Stingers Anthony Bemboom was 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the win. Sean Dwyer (Florida Gulf Coast) also had three hits for Willmar in the win.  Matt Stevens (Central Michigan) homered and had three RBIs for the Border Cats in the loss. 

St. Cloud 3, Rochester 1

The River Bats used a two run 5th inning to take down the Rochester Honkers at Mayo Field Friday night.  St. Cloud was out hit by the Honkers but still took the game 3-1.  Michael Willams (Kentucky) was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBIs in the win.  The Honkers Davy Wright (TCU) had three hits in the loss for Rochester.  

Waterloo 5, La Crosse 4

The Bucks beat the Loggers by a score of 5-4 Friday night at Copeland Park in La Crosse.  The Bucks scored one run in the top of the 10th to take down the Loggers in extra innings.  Jeff Popick (Mesa State) had three hits in the win and hit his 3rd home run of the season.  Jimmy Brennan (St. John’s) had two hits in the loss for La Crosse. 

Mankato 6, Duluth 1

The MoonDogs weathered a win on Friday night and beat the Duluth Huskies handily by a score of 6-1 at Franklin Rogers Park. Jordan Remer (San Francisco) made his season debut on Friday. Remer had a fantastic debut, pitching 6.0 innings on the night, giving up one run on three hits and striking out eight Duluth batters.  As a team, the MoonDogs had a great night from the plate. In the six innings of play the team scored six runs on nine hits. James Roberts (USC) was 2-for-3 on the night with two hits and two RBIs. Cody Ferrell (Seminole St.) led the MoonDogs offense going 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBIs and a solo home run in the bottom of the fifth, his third home run of the season.

Green Bay 15, Madison 3

The Green Bay Bullfrogs took over first-place in the Northwoods League on Friday in a 15-3 win over the Madison Mallards. The ‘Frogs scored six runs in the first inning and six runs in the ninth innings to improve to 10-6 on the year. Zak Hermans did not need much help tonight in a masterful start. He earned his first win of the year going 6.0 innings, allowing one hit and striking out a Bullfrog season-high eight batters with a well located fastball and an excellent breaking ball. The only hit he allowed was an infield single with one out in the fourth.


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