Published On: July 15th, 2011

Duluth 1, Brainerd 0

Duluth 4, Brainerd 1

Friday night at Wade Stadium highlighted a double header with two seven-inning games between the Duluth Huskies and the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers.  In the end, the Huskies took both games,improving their record to 4-6 in the second half of the season in the Northwoods League.  The first game featured Huskies starting pitching Jimmy O’Neill going the distance in throwing 7.0 shutout innings while only allowing three hits.  On the other side of the ball, Andrew Dixon drove in Mike Bisenius on a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning.  Dixon went 1-for-4 at the plate with one RBI, and KC Clabough had two hits in the three at-bats.  In the second of the two games, Duluth jumped ahead with three runs in the top of the third inning, contributing to the 4-1 victory.  Brian Hansen had one RBI on two hits, while Dixon drove in two runs and scored a run.  Tyler King picked up his first win of the season on 5.2 innings pitched, with Sergio Pita receiving the save for the Huskies. 

Wisconsin 5, Eau Claire 4

Jamie Bruno clobbered a homerun in the bottom of the tenth inning, propelling the Wisconsin Woodchucks to a 5—4 extra-innings walk-off win over the visiting Eau Claire Express. After falling behind early 3—0, the Woodchucks chipped away at Express starter Ryan Knott, scoring once in the fourth and fifth innings, and twice in the sixth to take a short-lived lead. Struggling in the early going, Nick Greene grew stronger as the game went on, not allowing a hit after the fourth inning, and striking out his last five batters faced. Gabe Feldman relieved Greene in the eighth and allowed a run to tie the game at four, sending the game to extra innings.

Green Bay 9, Waterloo 6

The Bullfrogs won a four and a half hour battle on the road with seven extra base hits to beat the Waterloo Bucks on the road 9-6. Green Bay hit three home runs and every starter had at least one hit as the ‘Frogs scored in each of the first six frames. The Bullfrogs’ starter A.J. Gaura began the fifth inning. The lead off hitter reached on an error an eventually came into score on a sacrifice fly by Cameron Perkins who had four RBI in the game. The rain had been falling intermittently throughout the game and began to down pour with two outs and a runner on first. The umpires called for the tarp just one out away from an official game. After a one hour and 20 minute rain delay, Mark Garcia came in to finish the fifth inning off with a strike out of Jeremy Lucas.

Alexandria 8, Rochester 4

The Rochester Honkers travelled to Alexandria today after a successful six-game home stand in which they won five games.  The Honkers would lose 8-4, dropping their second game in a row and falling to 6-3 in the second half, still holding on to the top spot in the North Division. The Honkers would get a quick start to the game, scoring right away in the first inning following a lead off triple by Tony Kemp. The Honkers would be led offensively by the aforementioned Kemp and Anthony Hutting who went 3-for-4 in the game with two RBI. Aaron Siefken would get the start on the mound for the Honkers, making his second start in Alexandria this season and seventh overall.  Siefken went 5.2 innings allowing five runs on six hits before yielding to the bullpen. 

Wisconsin Rapids 11, Battle Creek 2

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters scored eight runs over their first three at bats and cruised to an 11-2 win over the Battle Creek Bombers on the road Friday night. After Alex Edward drove home a run with a single in the first, Brandon Hohl extended the Rafters lead to 3-0 with a two run home run off the left field foul pole. The Rafters scored another run in the second before blowing the game open with four in the third. With eight runs of support, Brad Douthit worked a strong six innings in his ninth start of the season.

Thunder Bay 5, St. Cloud 0

John Lally fired a four hitter over eight shutout innings as the Border Cats blanked the St. Cloud River Bats 5-0 Friday night before 596 fans on a chilly night at Subway Field at Port Arthur Stadium. Lally improved his record to 1-2 as he struck out five and did not allow a walk. The former Boston Red Sox draft pick from Loyola Marymount University has now pitched 15 consecutive shutout innings over his last two starts at home. 

Madison, La Crosse

The Madison Mallards’ game against the La Crosse Loggers at Copeland Park was rained out Friday. A make-up game has been announced and will be part of a double-header that begins Saturday at 5:05 p.m.

Willmar, Mankato

Postponed to July 16th at 4:05 at 6:05.


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