Mixed Results on Wednesday

Rochester, Minn (July 17th, 2013)–Wednesday’s results came in a bit of a mixed bag. Except for the contest between Alexandria and Thunder Bay, games were either very highly contested or were complete blowouts.

One of the blowouts occurred in Willmar. The Stingers scored ten times in the first three innings against the Waterloo Bucks, and in turn handed Waterloo their worst loss of the second half with a margin of 14-7. The Stingers managed to collect 21 hits in the win.

One of the highly contested games occurred in Battle Creek, where the Lakeshore Chinooks escaped with a 5-4 victory over the Bombers. With a 5-3 lead heading into the 9th inning, the Chinooks escaped a Battle Creek rally and held on for the win.

La Crosse 10, Eau Claire 2

The Loggers stuffed the box score with hits and runs in support of a great effort from their bullpen. Bobby Juan (Minnesota) entered the game in the 3rd inning in relief. After doing so, he managed to go seven strong innings while allowing five hits and two runs. This effort helped him gain the win in Wednesday’s contest.

Wisconsin 12, Wisconsin Rapids 0

While the Woodchucks certainly had a great night offensively, this night belonged to Matt Ditman (Rice). Ditman pitched a complete-game shutout against the Rafters. Over the course of the game, he allowed eight hits and no walks while striking out six batters.

Mankato 6, Rochester 3

Josh Fuentes (Saddleback College) drove in three RBI and Zack Zehner (Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo) scored three times to drive Mankato’s offense on Wednesday. The MoonDogs also got a solid night from their bullpen as they pitched two innings and avoided allowing a run.

Lakeshore 5, Battle Creek 4

Jake Johansmeier (Eastern Illinois) turned in another quality start on Wednesday to pick up the win for Lakeshore. Johansmeier allowed one run over six innings while striking out three. Cody Bobbit (Wichita State) had a nice night offensively with three hits in four at bats.

Alexandria 14, Thunder Bay 9

The Blue Anchors collected 17 hits and six walks on Wednesday. As a result of timely hitting, they were able to cash in a lot of the base runners they earned. Incredibly, seven different hitters in the Alexandria lineup were able to record multi-hit games.

Green Bay 4, Madison 2

The Bullfrogs got up early and coasted to a win on Wednesday. After a bit of a bump in the 8th inning, the Bullfrogs’ bullpen came in and shut the door as they recorded three strikeouts in the last four outs of the game. Derek Callahan (Gonzaga) cruised through his fist seven innings as he allowed zero runs before the aforementioned bump.

Willmar 14, Waterloo 7

The Stingers got up 10-0 after three innings and road on home to an easy victory on Wednesday. The top of the order is mostly to thank for Willmar’s big offensive night. The top three batters in the order combined to go 11/15 with eight runs and nine RBI in the win.

Duluth 6, St. Cloud 4

The Rox got up to an early 4-0 lead after two innings, but things fell apart in the 8th and 9th. After Kyle Fischer (St. Cloud State) went seven innings without allowing a run, his defense failed behind him as three unearned runs scored in the inning. The Huskies would go on to add three more runs in the final frame to take a late win.

Thursday Schedule:

Willmar vs. Waterloo- 6:35
Lakeshore vs. Battle Creek- 7:05
Thunder Bay vs. Alexandria- 7:05
Eau Claire vs. La Crosse- 7:05
Wisconsin vs. Wisconsin Rapids- 7:05
Duluth vs. St. Cloud- 7:05
Rochester vs. Mankato- 7:05
Green Bay vs. Madison- 7:05