Published On: July 1st, 2011

Mankato 12, Thunder Bay 6

The Mankato MoonDogs use a six run, two out rally in the top of the eighth inning to break up a 6-6 tie Friday afternoon, defeating the Thunder Bay Border Cats 12-6 at Port Arthur Stadium. Sam Lind (Vanderbilt) kicked off the eighth inning with a double into the right field gap, followed by a Cody Ferrell (Seminole St.) infield base hit. After two quick outs, and a McDonald single, the bases were loaded up for Matt Reida (Kentucky). Reida entered the day 0-10 in his last five ball games, and 0-for-4 on the day, but Reida came through in the clutch blasting a deep fly ball off the right field wall, scoring three runs. In all, the MoonDogs scored six runs in the eighth, taking a 12-6 lead. Patrick Goelz (Bethune-Cookman) pitched two scoreless innings, picking up his second win of the season.

Waterloo 8, Wisconsin 5

The Wisconsin Woodchucks fought hard against the Waterloo Bucks, but could not come up with the victory as the Bucks completed the three-game sweep, 8-5. 
The Bucks scored three runs in the fifth on some shaky defense by the Woodchucks. The runs scored on only two hits and chased starting pitcher AJ Carman (Salt Lake) from the game. The Bucks added onto their lead in the seventh on a two-run home run by Cameron Perkins (Purder).

 The Woodchucks did score one run in the eighth, but it would not be enough as they fell to the Bucks, 8-5. The Woodchucks fell to 11-17 on the season, while the Bucks advanced to 15-15.

La Crosse 11, Wisconsin Rapids 4

The La Crosse Loggers winning streak reached five with an 11-4 victory over the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters on Friday night at Wittier Field in Wisconsin Rapids. La Crosse broke open a 3-3 tie with four runs in the sixth and then tacked on four more in the eighth to secure the victory. The Lumbermen pounded out 13 hits on the night with Trentt Copeland (Evansville), Tyler Smith (Oregon State), Bobby Juan (Minnesota) and Trevor Brown (UCLA) each collecting two hits apiece.  Smith drove in three runs via a three-run homer and he also scored three times.  Brando Tessar (Oregon) turned in another solid start, limiting the Rafters to just three runs (one earned) over seven innings of work while striking out three to earn the victory and improve to a perfect 3-0 on the season. With the win the Loggers completed the three-game sweep of the Rafters and improved to 12-15 overall.

Battle Creek 5, Eau Claire 2

The Battle Creek Bombers tried to give the Eau Claire Express the game. But unfortunately for the Express, they did not take advantage and they fell victim to the sweep, dropping the third game, 5-2. The Bombers made six errors in the game. In the game, the Express finished with only three hits, including two from Ryan Shober (Illinois Chicago). Josh Scheffert (Nebraska) supplied the other hit, but it was certainly not enough offense to take down the Bombers. Battle Creek’s Troy Forton (Western Michigan) picked up the win as he threw 7.2 innings while only allow three hits. 

Madison 12, Green Bay 1

The Madison Mallards defeated the Green Bay Bullfrogs 12-1 on Friday night at Joannes Stadium, retaining their spot alone atop the South Division and creating a two-game gap between the Bullfrogs. Despite the eleven-run win, it was Madison’s pitching that stole the show. The team allowed only two hits, a season-low, and struck out ten hitters. Starting pitcher Jonathon Crawford (Florida) made his first start for the team Friday and went five innings, earning the win. The Mallards used only one other pitcher on the night as Travis Parker (St. Louis) came on in the sixth inning to replace Crawford. Parker was equally impressive, allowing only one hit. Niko Fraser (Elon), Matt Juengel (Texas A&M), and Nate Theunissen (Central Michigan) paced the league’s number one offense. Fraser went 2-for-4 with four runs scored and one batted in, Juengel was 4-for-6 with three runs scored, and Theunissen went 3-for-4 with one run scored and three RBI.

Alexandria, Duluth

Postponed to July 7th at 5:35 PM.

Willmar, St. Cloud

Postponed to July 12th at 12:00 AM. 

Rochester, Brainerd



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