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Alexandria 4, Mankato 2

Alexandria 15, Mankato 1

The Beetles took game one of the doubleheader 4-2 at Knute Nelson Memorial Park against the North Division leaders, the Mankato MoonDogs.  Alexandria’s Michael Reed (LSU) threw a complete game five hitter.  Chris Fritts (Tennessee) had two hits and two RBIs in the win of game one. 

The Beetles offense came out hot in game two as they scored 10 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning.  Alexandria only had seven hits in game two, but scored often as they were walked 15 times.  Will Fulmer (Montevallo) drove in three runs on two hits in the win for Alexandria.  Corey Miller (Pepperdine) picked up the win as he struck out eight MoonDogs. 

Eau Claire 2, Waterloo 1

Thursday night the Express took down the Waterloo Bucks 2-1, in front of 1,360 fans on a chilly night at Carson Park.  Tony Vocca (Yavapai) made his 1st start since his record-tying performance last week at home. Vocca struggled a bit with command Thursday night, but still pulled out the win.  Evan Zerff (Long Island) nailed down the save after allowing a leadoff single.  The Express will take on the Bucks again Friday night at Carson Park.

Wisconsin Rapids 3, Battle Creek 2

Wisconsin Rapids took down the Battle Creek Bombers 3-2 on the road Thursday night.  The Rafters fell behind 2-0 after three innings of play, but used a three run 8th inning to take the game.  Wisconsin Rapids’ Justin Jirschele (Wisconsin Stevens Point) had a two RBI single in the 8th and Brandon Hohl (Illinois) walked with the bases loaded to drive in the Rafters Jirschele for their third run.  Evan Stermer (North Florida) picked up the win in relief while Joie Dunyon (Cal Riverside) picked up the save. 

Madison 3, La Crosse 2

The Madison Mallards knocked off the La Crosse Loggers in an error-ridden game 3-2 in front of 5,162 fans at the "Duck Pond" Thursday night. Zach White (Wake Forest) picked up the win for the Mallards in relief.  White pitched 2.1 innings, allowing no runs on no hits.  Starter Ryan Bores (Cuyahoga Community College) was also impressive for the Mallards. He pitched only 5.0 innings, but did not surrender a run and only gave up one hit.  Combined, the two teams had seven errors, three wild pitches, and four passed balls.

Willmar 12, Brainerd 5

Seven different Willmar batters had base hits, and four different Stingers had multi-RBI games in a 12-5 victory against the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers at Bill Taunton Stadium Thursday night.  Blake Shepherd (Viterbo) led the way in his home debut, going 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBIs. Jarid Scarafiotti (Stephen F. Austin) also went 2-for-4, collecting three RBIs in the contest.  Dan Russell (Western Illinois) picked up the victory to improve to 1-1 on the year after allowing one run in 3.0 innings of relief.  Jack Shannon (San Diego) struck out three in 2.0 scoreless innings to earn his 1st save of the year. 

St. Cloud 3, Thunder Bay 1

St. Cloud beat the Border Cats at Port Arthur Stadium thanks to a great pitching performance from Andy Urban (Hutchinson CC) and Zach Hirsch (Nebraska).  Urban picked up the win throwing 6.0 innings of four hit baseball while Hirsch threw the final 3.0 innings and only allowed one run.  C.J. Gillman (Dayton) and Kyle Stiner (New Mexico) each had an RBI in the win for St. Cloud. 

Wisconsin 10, Green Bay 7

The Wisconsin Woodchucks won the first game of the series with the visiting Bullfrogs Thursday night, topping Green Bay 10—7.  Richard Klein (Dakota County Tech) took the win for the ‘Chucks, as Justin Burns (UC San Diego) notched the save.  In a game marred by five Green Bay fielding errors, the Woodchucks scored seven unearned runs.  The Woodchucks improved to 9—11, while the Bullfrogs moved to 11—10.

Duluth, Rochester

Postponed to June 24th at 7:35.