Published On: June 20th, 2011

Mankato 6, Willmar 2

Mankato 3, Willmar 1

The MoonDogs took game one of the doubleheader 6-2 against Willmar at Franklin Rogers Park.  Mankato improves to a league best 13-5 while the Stingers fall to 10-9.  Tyler Niederklein (Nebraska) threw a complete game six hitter and allowed two earned runs off solo home runs from Sean Dwyer (Florida Gulf Coast) and Blake Sheppard.  Nick Judkins (Creighton) had another nice game at the plate as he had three hits. Shaun Cooper (Utah) drove in three runs in the win. 

In game two, the MoonDogs and Stingers went to extra innings but took the game 3-1 for a doubleheader sweep.  Shaun Cooper (Utah) led off the bottom of the 8th inning with a double to right field and Blair Moore (San Diego State) drove him in with a walk off home run.  Moore drove in all three runs on the night for the MoonDogs.  Nick Goody (LSU) picked up the win in relief throwing 0.1 innings. 

Eau Claire 2, Green Bay 1

Eau Claire trailed 1-0 after one inning of play, but put up single runs in the 4th and 5th innings to come from behind Monday night against the Bullfrogs.  Nick Addison (Illinois Chicago) hit a solo home run in the 4th to tie the game for the Express and Ty Forney (New Mexico State) scored on a bases loaded walk drawn by Zac Fisher (New Mexico State) to take the 2-1 lead.  Ben Kincaid (Mankato State) picked up the win in relief for the Express throwing 5.2 innings of two hit baseball. 

Madison 7, Waterloo 2

Madison had four hitters with multi-hit games and received a night pitching performance from lefty Rusty Shellhorn (Texas Tech).  Shellhorn improved his record to 3-0 with a 6.0 innings two hitter.  Justin Scanlon (Michigan State), Willie Argo (Illinois), Jordan Owen (Tennesse-Martin), and Andrew Barna (Davidson) each had two hits apiece in the win for Madison.  Davis Hendrickson (Illinois) had his 3rd multi-hit game in a row as he went 3-for-5. 

Thunder Bay 6, Alexandria 1

Thunder Bay used a four run 6th inning to take down the Alexandria Beetles on Monday night.  Kevin Taylor (St. Josephs) drove in three runs for the Border Cats.  Also, TJ Bennett (Oral Roberts) and Evan Weibel (Nicholls State) had two hits for Thunder Bay.  The Border Cats received a great pitching performance from John Straka (North Dakota State) who threw 7.0 innings of four hit baseball. Alexandria’s Jeremy Boyd (Southern Polytechnic) doubled in the loss. 

Battle Creek 5, La Crosse 4

It took extra innings Monday night for the Bombers and Loggers at C.O. Brown Stadium.  The Loggers took the lead 4-3 in the top of the 10th, but the Bombers fought back and scored twice in the bottom of the 10th for the win. Jimmy Martinez (Central Michigan) and Brett Wiley (Evansville) had productive nights at the plate.  Martinez had three hits and Wiley drove in three runs. Kristian Calibuso (Eastern Michigan) picked up the win in relief throwing the final 2.1 innings. 

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Woodchucks dropped the first of a three-game series against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters by a score of 5-1.  Receiving the win for the Rafter was starter, Nestor Bautista (Ball State), who pitched 6.0 innings, allowing seven hits and one unearned run. Tyler Nurdin received the loss after he pitched 4.0 innings, allowing seven hits, three earned runs, and three strikeouts. The Rafters improved to 4-15 on the season, with the Woodchucks falling to 7-10. 

St. Cloud 12, Rochester 2

The bats were hot Monday night for St. Cloud against the Honkers at Joe Faber Field.  St. Cloud knocked out 17 hits and scored 12 runs while only allowing five Honker hits. All River Bats recorded a hit and were led by Kyle Stiner (New Mexico) who was a perfect 5-for-5 with three RBIs. The River Bats pitching staff of Jake Smith (Campbell), Michael Fagan (Princeton), and Travis Unthank (Central Missouri) only allowed five hits while striking out five Honkers.  Aaron Jones (Oregon) had three hits in the loss for Rochester.  

Brainerd 2, Duluth 1

With the score tied at 1-1 in the 9th inning, the Lunkers Matt Hillsinger (Radford) came to the plate.  Hillsinger drove in Christian Stringer (Navarro) on an error by the Huskies shortstop to break the 1-1 tie.  Both the Lunkers and Huskies received effective starting pitching and relief pitching.  Brainerd’s Chase Webb (Creighton) picked up the win in relief throwing the final 1.0 inning while striking out two Huskies.  Dylan Thomas (Des Moines CC) picked up the loss for Duluth.  

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