Published On: June 19th, 2011

Brainerd 6, Mankato 1

Brainerd’s Joe Willman (Northern Colorado) picked up his 2nd win of the season as he threw 8.0 innings of four hit baseball against the MoonDogs.  The pitching performance from Willman helped set the tone for the Lunkers hitters as well. Casey Roche (Pittsburgh) was 2-for-3 with two RBIs in the win for Brainerd. 

Waterloo 11, Battle Creek 3

The Bucks jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead after two innings of play and never looked back.  Waterloo had six players with multi-hit games and were led by Jeff Popick (Mesa State) who was 2-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBIs.  Davis Hendrickson and Thomas Lindauer, both from the University of Illinois, each had two RBIs in the win for Waterloo. 

Madison 5, Wisconsin Rapids 4

The Mallards took down the Rafters in extra innings on Sunday to improve their record to 11-7 while the Rafters dropped to 3-15.  The Rafter’s Curtis Frisbie (Nevada Reno) scored on a wild pitch to tie the game at 4-4 in the 9th, but Andrew Barna (Davidson) scored the game’s winning run on a Rafters error in the bottom of the 10th.  Madison’s Nate Theunissen (Central Michigan) had three hits in the win.    

Rochester 8, Alexandria 2

Alex Alemann (St. Louis University) threw well for the Honkers and picked up the win.  It was his 4th start of the season and was 0-3 prior to this game.  Alemann finally got the run support he needed, seeing the Honkers bats out do the Beetles, winning 8-2.  Alemann pitched 6.0 innings allowing two runs on seven hits, and striking out four.  The Honkers scored all of their runs in the first three innings, scoring three in the first, three in the second and two in the third.  Scott Thornburg (Creighton) was 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the win for the Honkers. 

Eau Claire 11, Wisconsin 6

Ryan Knott (Duke) made his 4th start of the season and picked up the win and improved to 2-0 this season. Knott went 6.0 innings and gave up five runs, four earned on four hits. Mahlon Zimmermann (Minnesota State) finished the game, going three innings and giving up one run, zero earned on one hit to pick up the save.  However, it was once again the Express offense that stole the show. Zac Fisher (New Mexico State) continued to show his ability with another huge game.  Fisher finished the game 2-for-4 with three runs and four RBIs and hit his second home run of the season.

Green Bay 3, La Crosse 2

Green Bay came from behind Sunday afternoon to beat the La Crosse Loggers 3-2 on the road at Copeland Park.  The Bullfrogs used a two run 8th inning to beat the now 8-11 Loggers.  Kyle Lundquist (Marietta) picked up the win for the Bullfrogs and John Colella (Holy Cross) picked up his 4th save of the season.  David Popkins (UC San Diego) and Phillip Ervin each had two hits in the win for Green Bay. 

Willmar 5, Duluth 4

Willmar trailed 3-0 in the bottom of the 3rd inning, but scored two runs in the 3rd and 5th innings to go ahead and earn the win.  The Stingers are now 10-8 while the Huskies drop below .500 and are 8-9.  Ricky Knapp (Florida Gulf Coast) earned the win for the Stingers and Jason West (Stephen F. Austin) picked up his 4th save of the season.  Adam Humes (Northwood) hit a three run homer in the loss for the Huskies. 

St. Cloud 5, Thunder Bay 2

The River Bats pitching staff was very effective Sunday afternoon against the Thunder Bay Border Cats.  St. Cloud won the game 5-2 thanks to a solid pitching from Jon Richard (Xavier), Tim Verthein (Wisconsin La Crosse), and Alex Caravella (Pittsburgh).  The three pitchers scattered eleven hits and only allowed two runs.  Mitchell Garver (New Mexico) drove in the two runs in the victory.  

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