Green Bay 4, Wisconsin Rapids 2
A night after being shutout at home, the Green Bay Bullfrogs responded with nine hits en route to a 4-2 victory over the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters on Sunday at Joannes Stadium. The ‘Frogs rallied in the sixth inning down 2-1, thanks in part to a Cameron Dullnig game-tying triple. ‘Frogs starter Drew Bradshaw pitched five strong innings and Adam Cimber pitched a scoreless ninth for his fifth save of the year. With the win, the Bullfrogs are now back to .500 in the second half.
Rochester 6, Thunder Bay 3
The Rochester Honkers picked up their third series win of the season beating the Thunder Bay Border Cats 6-3 Sunday at Mayo Field. The Honkers took two of three at home and three of five total against the Border Cats spanning over the past four days. Seth McMullen would get the Honkers on the board in the second, hitting his first home run of the season, a line drive home run to straight left field. McMullen would follow up with a walk in the later innings scoring another run. Brett Hambright led the Honkers in batting in today’s game, going 2-for-4 including the go-ahead hit for the second straight day. The Honkers would send ten different batters to the plate and get production out of all but two of them, spreading the hits out well.
Waterloo 7, Wisconsin 3
Mike Wisecarver threw eight innings of three-hit baseball while the Waterloo Bucks scored seven runs off an oft-struggling Wisconsin Woodchucks pitching staff, sweeping the ‘Chucks by way of a 7—3 victory Sunday afternoon. Wisecarver dominated the ‘Chucks in his last Northwoods League game, facing only two batters over the minimum when removing a one-run seventh inning. The Woodchucks, who went 0—5 in the homestand ended Sunday following the All-Star break, received only one quality start from their pitching staff, allowing 39 runs in total since ending a four-game win streak. Waterloo now leads the season series against the Woodchucks 8—0, with the final two matchups set to take place at Riverfront Stadium later in the season.
La Crosse 12, Battle Creek 6
The La Crosse Loggers defeated the Battle Creek Bombers 12-6 in the rubber match of the three-game series on Sunday night. A good size crowd of 2,926 found their way to Copeland Park to watch the Loggers score double digit runs, in a series where runs were hard to come by. Trevor Teykl would earn his first win of the year and Chad Jasman would take the loss. Knapp’s home run was his fourth of the year and Bosco’s was his third. Eight different Loggers would record an RBI on thenight. The Loggers are 10-5 in the second half and just one game behind first place, Waterloo, who also won on Sunday night.
Eau Claire 2, Madison 1
The Eau Claire Express, in their final game in Madison this season, finally found a way to win at Warner Park. It took a solid pitching performance from Luke Westphal, as the Express won, 2-1. The Express finished with five hits, three coming from Ty Forney. Nick Addison and Justin Viele provided the other hits for the Express in the pitcher’s duel.
Duluth 4, Mankato 2
The Mankato MoonDogs lost a tough game at the hands of the Duluth Huskies Sunday night by a final score of 4-2 at Franklin Rogers Park. The Duluth pitching staff shut down the MoonDogs, only giving up two hits all night. Shaun Cooper continued his hot streak this season for the ‘Dogs with a two-run home run in the third inning, his 14th home run of the season which leads the Northwoods League. The MoonDogs took a 2-0 lead in the third inning on Cooper’s home run. The Huskies steamed back into the game in the sixth inning, scoring four runs. K.C. Clabough doubled to lead off the inning, advanced to third on a fielder’s choice and scored on a Brian Hansen single. After a Travis Enger single, Mike Bisenius hit a three-run home run that gave the Huskies a 4-2 lead,and they did not look back.
Brainerd 5, Willmar 3
A strong outing from Charlie Henderson and a couple of timely runs late in the game led to a 5-3 victory for the Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers over the Willmar Stingers Sunday night at Bill Taunton Stadium. The Lunkers, who had giving up five unearned runs the night before, scored two unearned runs of their own, one in the seventh and one in the eighth. In the seventh, a Casey Roche double brought home Vince Bruno, who had taken second base after an error. Henderson picked up his second win of the season, going six and two-thirds, giving up only one earned run and striking out two.
Alexandria 4, St. Cloud 2
A pair of solo shots halted the Bats two game-winning streak. The Beetles defeated St. Cloud by a 4-2 final. A two run rally for the Bats in the seventh could not help them over come an early deficit. They fall to 9-8 in the second half.
Some bad breaks put the Bats in an early hole. A defensive miscue allowed Logan Bowers to reach base. He scored on an RBI fielder’s choice off the bat off Rick Devereaux. The Beetles led by one after one.
Two innings later the Beetles added to their advantage. Ben Magsig blasted a long ball. The solo shot put the Beetles up 2-0 after three.