Published On: July 2nd, 2011

Madison 5, Battle Creek 4

The Madison Mallards defeated the Battle Creek Bombers 5-4 in front of a sold-out "Duck Pond" crowd of 6,750 in another exciting come-from-behind victory in their last at-bat. Down by one run in the bottom of the eleventh inning, Mike McQuillan (Iowa) drove in a run with a fielder’s choice ground out, and Niko Fraser (Elon) followed with a game-winning bunt single. The win gives the Mallards a two-game lead in the South Division with four games left to play in the first half of the season. Starting pitcher Estevan Uriegas (Texas A&M) went 5.0 innings and allowed an unearned run in his first start of the season. He also walked one and struck out three.

Willmar 4, Brainerd 3

Willmar scored three runs on three hits in the top of the eighth inning to grab its first lead of the game, 4-2. Jack Shannon (San Diego) and Kurt Spomer (Creighton) came out of the bullpen to make the victory hold up after Thomas Taylor (Kansas) began the game for the Stingers, allowing only two runs on eight hits in 7.0 innings. Taylor improved to 1-1 with the victory, while Spomer picked up his fourth save of the season. Garrett Borba (Pacific) went 2-for-3 in his debut for the Stingers and added a sacrifice bunt. Rob Elliott (Bradley) also had a multi-hit game, posting a 2-for-4 day with his league-leading 18th stolen base of the season. Gonzalez finished the game 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

La Crosse 6, Wisconsin 1

The La Crosse Loggers defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks 6-1 in front of 2,847 people on Saturday night.  The win was the sixth in a row for the Loggers, which moved them only a game below .500 on the season. Zach Wright (Washington) pitched a very solid outing, allowing just one run on six hits with three walks and three strikeouts.  The Logger bats also rolled on, banging out six runs on eight hits on the night.  Jimmy Bosco (Arkansas) hit his first home run of the season on Saturday night.  Bosco drove the ball to right field for a three-run shot in the bottom of the first to provide Wright and the Loggers with a 3-0 lead.

St. Cloud 6, Alexandria 2

Bryan Haar (San Diego) destroyed his third home run of the season to cap a six run fifth inning. The Bats scored all of their runs in the fifth frame as they achieve a 6-2 win against Alexandria. 

Three pick offs by Bats starter, Matt Iannazzo (Pittsburgh) wowed fans at Joe Faber Field. The lefty won his second game of the season to improve to 2-0 on the year. Iannazzo struck out six batters in 5.2 innings.  Andy Urban (Hutchinson) entered the game in the sixth inning. He shut down the Beetles in 3.1 innings of work to earn the save as the Beetles could not score on the right-hander. 

Green Bay 3, Waterloo 0

Green Bay’s pitching staff rebounded well on Saturday evening after walking 13 runners on Friday. Cory Kyle (Arkansas State) tossed six shutout innings in his second start of the year. Adam Cimber (Washington) threw three innings for his first save of the summer while striking out five and allowing just one hit to win 3-0 win against the Waterloo Bucks at Joannes Stadium. Green Bay keeps pace in the Northwoods League’s South Division. They are in a three-way tie for second place, just two games back of the Madison Mallards with four games left in the first half. Green Bay’s offense was lead by Paul Hoenecke on Saturday (Wisconsin-Milwaukee) who went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI.

Mankato 18, Rochester 7

Brad Goldberg (Ohio State) left Saturday’s game with a comfortable lead and a no-hitter. Unfortunately for Goldberg, he was not able to finish off the no-hit bid, but he did get the Eau Claire Express off a 5-game losing streak, as they defeated the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, 7-3, in front of 1,903 fans at Carson Park. Goldberg finished the game with 6.1 innings pitched and gave up no hits and struck out five batters. No Express player finished with multiple hits, as seven different players finished with one. Nolan Clark (Yavapai), Gabby De Varona (DMACC) and Alex Allbrtitton (New Mexico) finished with two RBIs each. Clark and Allbritton both added doubles. Logan Ehlers (Nebraska) made his first appearance of the season and picked up a save going 1.1 innings and giving up no runs on two hits.

Thunder Bay 9, Duluth 5

The Duluth Huskies fell to the Thunder Bay Border Cats 9-5 Saturday evening in a game at Port Arthur Stadium in Thunder Bay.  The loss brought an end to the Huskies previous five game-winning streak and put them at 14-12 for the season.  Jacob Wise (Arkansas) hit his 1st home run of the season on a solo shot coming in the top of the 7th inning.  Wise was 2-for-4 at the plate for Duluth.  Reid Rooney (Central Michigan) picked up the win in relief for the Border Cats as he threw 2.0 innings and only allowed one hit.  Brad Delatte (Nicholls State) picked up the save throwing the final 2.1 innings. 

Eau Claire 7, Wisconsin Rapids 3

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