Published On: June 25th, 2011

Willmar 6, Brainerd 0

Blake Shepherd (Viterbo) blasted two solo home runs as the Willmar Stingers defeated the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers, 6-0, to complete a three-game sweep of the visiting Lunkers. Shepherd finished the game 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBIs.  Sean Dwyer (Florida Gulf Coast) added two RBIs for the Stingers on a 1-for-4 day at the plate.  Michael Shreves (Montevallo) received the win on the mound, pitching 3.0 innings of one-hit baseball in relief of the starter John Haberman (Pacific). Shreves now has a 2-0 record with a 0.60 ERA out of the bullpen this season.

Madison 6, La Crosse 1

The Madison Mallards capped off a three-game sweep of the La Crosse Loggers by winning 6-1 in the series finale in front of 6,750 fans at the "Duck Pond" Saturday night.  The game featured a back-and-forth pitcher’s duel early, but La Crosse broke a scoreless tie in the top of the third on a two-out double by Jimmy Brennan (St. John’s). From there, it was all Mallards as strong pitching by Joel Effertz (Madison College), Effertz had arguably his best start as a Mallard, as he went 7.0 innings, giving up only one run on three hits. 

Eau Claire 6, Waterloo 3

Josh Scheffert (Nebraska) did it again. On several occasions this summer, Scheffert has come up big for the Eau Claire Express, and he did it again Saturday night in the 6-3 victory over the Waterloo Bucks in front of 1,301 fans at Carson Park.  With the game tied at three-all, Scheffert came up to the plate with Nick Addison (UIC) on first base and two outs in the eighth inning. After the Bucks made a pitching change, Scheffert hit the second pitch he saw to the right-center field gap and Addison scored all the way from first base on the double.  Ryan Longstreth (Central Michigan) got the start on the mound and did not have his best stuff, but was still able to limit the damage in 5.2 innings of work.

Mankato 16, Alexandria 2

Mankato put on an offensive show Saturday night against the Beetles at Knute Nelson Memorial Park.  Mankato was leading 10-0 after the 6th inning and never looked back.  The MoonDogs Blair Moore (San Diego State) and James McDonald (Arizona State) each had three RBIs on the night.  Tim Niederklein (Nebraska) picked up his 2nd win of the season as he threw 6.2 innings and only allowed one run. 

Battle Creek 7, Wisconsin Rapids 1

The Bombers took the series from the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters on Saturday night in a 7-1 blowout at C.O. Brown Stadium, finishing the first half of the season 4-1.  Battle Creek put the game away early with pairs of runs in the first, second, and fifth innings, and a solo run in the seventh. Jimmy Martinez (Western Michigan) and Brett Wiley (Evansville) both finished with multi-RBI games for the Bombers, while Jordan Dean (Central Michigan) and Rhett Goodmiller (Taylor) also brought runs in.  Matt Dearden (Indiana) made his best start of 2011, tossing 7.0 scoreless innings and allowing just four hits, while striking out four and walking one.

Duluth 6, Rochester 3

The Duluth Huskies topped the Rochester Honkers 6-3 Saturday night at Wade Stadium, and also took the series two games to one over the Honkers.  It was the season debut for the Huskies’ newly acquired pitcher Jimmy O’Neill (Stetson).  O’Neill had an impress outing, pitching 6.0 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out seven and earned the win for Duluth.  Jason Whalen (Lynn) picked up the one-inning save, his 4th of the season.  Mike Bisenius (Wayne State) went 2-for-2 with three runs scored for the Huskies. 

Green Bay 8, Wisconsin 3

The Bullfrogs pushed across four runs in the first and eighth innings to earn their second win in a row over the Wisconsin Woodchucks at Joannes Stadium. The 8-3 win gives the Green Bay Bullfrogs their first series victory since a two-game sweep of the Madison Mallards on June 16th and 17th. The Bullfrogs had three hitters with multi-hit games and collected nine hits on the night.  Adam Climber (Washington) picked up the win in relief as he threw 3.2 innings of two hit baseball. 

St. Cloud 8, Thunder Bay 1

St.Cloud took it to the River Bats at Port Arthur Stadium Saturday night.  The River Bats knocked out 12 hits and beat the Border Cats 8-1 in front of 1,005 fans. St. Cloud was led offensively by Jeremy Banks (Youngstown State) who drove in two runs on two hits and also Andy Henkemeyer (Minnesota) who had a double and triple on the night.  Austen Wisroth (Wayne State) picked up the win and Tim Verthein (Wisconsin La Crosse) picked up his 1st save of the 2011 season as he threw 3.0 innings of relief and only allowed two hits. 

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