Published On: July 5th, 2011

The first-half championship in the South Division is still up for grabs after the second-to-last day of the first-half of the Northwoods League season. Madison, Battle Creek, and Eau Claire remain in contention.

Eau Claire 8, Madison 7

The Express narrowly beat the Mallards on Tuesday night although they out them 16 to 5.  Eau Claire scored one run in extra innings to break a 7-7 tie to take the game.  Six Express batters had multi-hit games on the night as Nick Addison finished the night 3-for-5. With the win, Eau Claire stays in the hunt for the first-half championship in the South Division. They need a win Wednesday versus Madison and a loss by Battle Creek.

Battle Creek 7, Wisconsin 3

Battle Creek jumped out to a quick 5-2 lead after four innings of play and never looked back.  The Bombers used a great night at the plate from Daniel Rockett who had two hits and two RBIs in the win.  Danny Susdorf had three hits in the loss for the Woodchucks.  Battle Creek can clinch a playoff spot on Wednesday with a win and a Madison loss.

Green Bay 13, Wisconsin Rapids 5

The Bullfrogs used big innings on Tuesday to take down the Rafters.  Green Bay scored three runs in the 2nd, four in the 3rd and four more in the 5th to put away Wisconsin Rapids.  Jacob May was hot from the second spot in the order as he had three hits, three runs scored and three RBIs. 

Waterloo 16, La Crosse 2

The Bucks knocked out 16 hits against the La Crosse Loggers on Tuesday night.  Waterloo was led offensively by Davis Hendrickson who was 4-for-6 with three runs scored and Jeremy Lucas who had three hits, three runs scored and three RBIs.  The Loggers Corey LeVier had two hits in the loss. 

Brainerd 3, Thunder Bay 1

Brainerd’s Dan Olinger drove in two runs to help the Lunkers take down the Thunder 3-1 on Tuesday night.  The Lunkers Andrew Letourneau also had an RBI from the leadoff spot.  The Border Cats Ino Patron was the only Border Cat to register multiple hits on Tuesday.  Joe Willman had a great pitching performance as he threw an eight inning two hitter for the win. 

Mankato 8, St. Cloud 1

The MoonDogs and the River Bats each had eight hits Tuesday, but the MoonDogs utilized four River Bats errors in the win.  Brennan Moore had three RBIs in the win for the MoonDogs and also homered.  The River Bats Mitchell Garver as 3-for-4 in the loss for St. Cloud. 

Duluth 6, Willmar 5

The Huskies held on to win Tuesday night against the Stingers.  Duluth was leading 6-4 after eight innings of play, but only allowed one Stinger run to take the game 6-5.  The Huskies Chris Manship drove in three runs in the win and Mike Bisenius also had a nice night, as he was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. 

Alexandria 9, Rochester 6

The Beetles and the Honkers combined for 26 hits Tuesday night in Alexandria.  Alexandria took the game 9-6 thanks to multi-RBI games from Rick Devereaux and Mike Theofanopolous.  Devereaux drove in two runs on three hits and Theofanopolous had three hits and three RBIs in the win. 

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