ROCHESTER, Minn. (June 15, 2012) – There were three cities that saw double-headers and fans in Madison saw more than 25 runs cross the plate in Friday’s crazy action around the Northwoods League.
Green Bay 12, Lakeshore 4
Green Bay’s pitching staff combined for 11 strikeouts and Justin Seager (Charlotte) drove in three runs as the Bullfrogs ran away with this one, 12-4. The Bullfrogs will travel to Eau Claire to face the Express on Saturday for a 6:35 p.m. start and the Chinooks will travel to Madison, also for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.
Alexandria 7, Waterloo 5
The Beetles bounced back and were led by Josh Guerra (Long Beach State) who went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored. These two teams will square off again on Saturday in Waterloo at 6:35 p.m.
Thunder Bay 7, Willmar 3
After giving up three runs in the bottom of the first inning, The Border Cats scored seven runs over four straight innings to come from behind for the victory. This series will continue on Saturday with a first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Wisconsin Rapids 6, Wisconsin 5
After a back-and-forth contest, the Rafters were winners on a walk-off bunt single in the bottom of the tenth by Pat Kelly (Nebraska). The Rafters will host the Battle Creek Bombers on Saturday for a 6:05 start and the Woodchucks will travel to La Crosse to take on the Loggers at 6:05 p.m.
Battle Creek 15, Madison 14
The Mallards attempted to claw back at a 15-5 deficit, but couldn’t come all the way back in a wild one in Madison. Jose Trevino (Oral Roberts) hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to bring the Mallards within one, but that’s as close as they’d get.
Duluth 1, Rochester 2 (Game 1)
In a game that was suspended on Thursday night, nothing was added to the score on Friday. Justin Parr (Illinois) had the go-ahead RBI on Thursday night to make the score 2-1 and that’s how it would finish on Friday.
Duluth 11, Rochester 10 (Game 2, 7 innings)
The Huskies took game two in a thriller. In a game that was back-and-forth for the last four innings, Duluth was able to hold on in the bottom of the ninth when the Honkers had a runner on base. The Huskies and Honkers will finish this series on Saturday with a 7:05 p.m. start at Mayo Field in Rochester.
La Crosse 1, Eau Claire 0 (Game 1, 7 innings)
Bo Henning (Sacramento CC) pitched 6.1 innings for the Loggers and earned his third win of the season. Henning shut out the Express and allowed just four hits while striking out three in the 1-0 victory.
La Crosse 5, Eau Claire 4 (Game 2, 8 innings)
In a game scheduled for seven innings, this one went to eight due to a 3-3 tie score at the end of seven. The Loggers scored two runs in the top of the eighth on wild pitches to take the lead and hold on to win for the sweep of Friday’s double-header and the series.
St. Cloud 0, Mankato 3 (Game 1)
After being suspended from Thursday night, the MoonDogs were led by the pitching of Zach Hall (Parkland). Hall threw four innings for the MoonDogs allowing no runs to continue the strong pitching effort which began with Adam Mott (New Mexico State).
St. Cloud 1, Mankato 8 (Game 2, 7 innings)
In game two, Kyle McGrath (Louisville) took the mound for the MoonDogs and led them to the 8-1 win. He threw 5.2 innings allowing just the one run and striking out seven. This series will shift to St. Cloud for a 6:35 p.m. start on Saturday.