Published On: June 3rd, 2012

ROCHESTER, Minn. (June 3, 2012) — A pitching duel, odd walk-off win and one remaining undefeated team were just some results that came out of Sunday’s action around the Northwoods League.

Willmar 5, Waterloo 8

The Bucks are off to the best start in team history as they improve to 5-0 on the young season. They defeat the Stingers who fall to 0-5. Waterloo was led by Sean Borman (St. Cloud State), who went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. The Bucks welcome the St. Cloud Rox on Monday for a 6:35 p.m. start, while the Stingers head to Rochester for a 7:05 p.m. start. 

Wisconsin Rapids 1, Eau Claire 2

In one of the best pitching duels so far in 2012, the Express pitching staff prevailed in a 2-1 victory. Matt Trowbridge (Central Michigan) threw eight innings and allowed just one run on three hits. He also struck out six batters. The Express travel to Lakeshore for a 6:35 p.m. start on Monday night. The Rafters look to bounce back on Monday when they travel to Madison to take on the Mallards at 7:05 p.m.

Wisconsin 5, Green Bay 16

Green Bay put together seven-run second and eight innings to bolt to a 16-5 win. Ryan McCauley (Niagra) recorded a grand slam and Joel Klock (Niagra) went 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored in the Bullfrogs victory. The Bullfrogs head to Battle Creek on Monday for a 7:05 p.m. EST start. The Woodchucks host La Crosse on Monday beginning at 6:35 p.m. 

Mankato 1, St. Cloud 6

The Rox bounced back from being shutout on Saturday night with a 6-1 victory on Sunday. St. Cloud’s starter Paul Schaak (Eastern Michigan) was dominant on the mound against the MoonDog hitters. Schaak threw seven shut out innings and allowed just three hits. The Rox travel to Waterloo to take on the 5-0 Bucks for a 6:35 p.m. start. The MoonDogs travel to Duluth for a 7:05 p.m. start. 

Madison 3, La Crosse 8

The Loggers took the series two games to one on the back of Juliene Jones (Sacramento CC). Jones was 2-for-4 on Sunday with a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth to break the 2-2 tie and put La Crosse up for good. The Loggers travel to Wausau, Wis. to take on the Woodchucks at 6:35 p.m. on Monday. The Mallards welcome the Rafters from Wisconsin Rapids to Madison for a 7:05 p.m. first pitch. 

Lakeshore 3, Battle Creek 4

After Lakeshore tied the game with two runs in the top of the seventh inning, the Bombers loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth and drew a walk to win the game 4-3. Battle Creek only recorded three hits, but drew ten walks in the game. The Bombers host the Green Bay Bullfrogs at 7:05 p.m. EST on Monday. The Chinooks hold their home opener on Monday when they host the Eau Claire Express with the first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m. 

Thunder Bay 1, Rochester 5

The Honkers swept the Thunder Bay Border Cats with their 5-1 victory. The Honkers were led by starting pitcher Elliott Engle (Doane College). The sophomore threw eight innings allowing one run on six hits and striking out seven batters. Rochester hosts the Willmar Stingers on Monday at 7:05 p.m. The Border Cats hold their home opener against the Alexandria Beetles with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. EST. 

Duluth 8, Alexandria 3

The Huskies improve to 3-2 on the season as they knock off the Beetles 8-3. Duluth’s Max Duval (Hawaii) was 2-for-5 with four RBI and two runs scored. Duval gave the Huskies insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth with a grand slam that put Duluth up for good. Duluth hosts the Mankato MoonDogs on Monday at 7:05 p.m. The Beetles travel to Thunder Bay for a 7:05 p.m. EST start on Monday. 

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