Big Innings, Late Runs Make Tuesday Terrific
Rochester, Minn (June 11th, 2013)–The Northwoods provided plenty of big innings and late rallies on Tuesday. The biggest of each came in the form of a seven-run inning for Rochester and a four-run walk-off 9th inning for the Woodchucks in Wausau.
Before the Woodchucks were able to win the second game of their double-header on Tuesday, the Bullfrogs hit a trio of home runs to take the victory in game one.
In Duluth, the Huskies scored three times in the bottom of the ninth to claim victory over the Alexandria Blue Anchors.
Lakeshore 2, Madison 1
Tyler Thicke (Milwaukee) had an excellent start on Tuesday as he pitched six scoreless inning and recorded four strikeouts. All he needed was a pair of run from the Chinook offense to get the win.
Wisconsin Rapids 4, Battle Creek 1
The Rafters got a fantastic start from John Kravetz (Illinois) in their victory on Tuesday. The righty from Lansing, Illinois threw seven innings and allowed only one run while walking zero and striking out three.
Green Bay 4, Wisconsin 3 (Game 1, F/7)
This game was resumed from opening night, and the Bullfrogs hung on for a close win. The ‘Frogs hit three home runs on Tuesday, including another from Robert Youngdahl (Notre Dame), who picked up the victory on the mound as well.
Wisconsin 5, Green Bay 4 (Game 2, F/7)
The Woodchucks rebounded late in game two to make sure Tuesday’s double-header wasn’t a sweep. Jake Peter (Creighton) won the game with a walk-off sacrifice fly after a two-run error set the table in the ninth.
St. Cloud 11, Thunder Bay 8
In a game that was 1-1 after three innings, this game was not short on runs. The biggest winner on the night was Jason Vosler (Northeastern) who was 4/5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Chris Paul (California) had a great night on the losing side as he went 2/4 with two RBI and two runs.
La Crosse 13, Eau Claire 2
The Loggers scored ten runs in the first three innings in an impressive win over the Express on Tuesday. A number of Loggers had great offensive nights, but a pair of three-run home runs from Dexter Price (Alabama State) and Johnny Bekakis (Long Beach State) were the big blows in the win.
Duluth 5, Alexandria 4
Michael Suiter (Kansas) hit a walk-off three-run double in the bottom of the ninth to win Tuesday’s game. The Huskies had trailed since the 5th inning and were down two going into the final frame.
Rochester 8, Waterloo 2
The Honkers got a massive seven-run first inning on Tuesday in their route of the Waterloo Bucks. Seven different Honkers scored runs and seven also collected hits in what was a true team effort on offense. The Honker pitching staff overcame eight walks to allow only two runs over nine innings.
Mankato 9, Willmar 4
The MoonDogs were at it again on Tuesday as they scored all nine of their runs in the first four innings. Jake Ellison (Middle Tennessee) had a big night as he went 3/3 with three RBI, three runs scored, and two stolen bases on the evening.
Rochester vs. Waterloo- 1:05
Lakeshore vs. Wisconsin- 6:35
Duluth vs. Alexandria- 7:05
Eau Claire vs. Green Bay- 7:05
St. Cloud vs. Thunder Bay- 7:05
Willmar vs. Mankato- 7:05
Wisconsin Rapids vs. Madison- 7:05
Battle Creek vs. La Crosse- 7:05