Lakeshore wins 5th straight; Madison puts up 17

Monday's recaps- Lakeshore picked up their fifth straight win, Madison lit up the scoreboard with 17 runs and St. Cloud blanked Waterloo with a four-hit shutout. 

Eau Claire 3, Alexandria 2

The Express took their third straight win while handing Alexandria their league-leading sixth loss with a 3-2 win. In a matchup of complete opposites, Eau Claire rallied from a 2-1 deficit with a two-run seventh inning that included a run on a wild pitch and a RBI single by Tyler Herrman (Milwaukee). The Express got strong appearances out of a trio of pitchers- starter Ian Doughty (Pepperdine) went six one-run innings while reliever Ryan Boelter (Iowa Central) picked up the win out of the bullpen. 

Lakeshore 6, Kalamazoo 2

The Chinooks jumped out to a 2-0 lead and tacked on three insurance runs in the seventh to cool down a hot Growlers team and win their fifth straight. Michael Morman (Valparaiso) powered Lakeshore as he went 3-4 with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Evan Kruczynski (East Carolina) went five one-run innings and struck out three to earn the victory. Lakeshore's bullpen shut down any attempts of a rally, striking out five over four innings.

Duluth 4, Green Bay 3

Down 3-2 in the bottom of the eighth, Duluth put on the rally caps and scored twice to down the Bullfrogs, 4-3. Dominic Brugnoni (Florida Southern) and Vinnie Rodriguez (Montevallo) both had RBI singles in the eighth to go ahead and Chris Myjak (Des Moines Area CC) went two perfect innings to pick up the win. Green Bay starter Roberto Baroniel (Des Moines Area CC) took a no-descision after seven solid innings as he allowed just one earned run on six strikeouts.

St. Cloud 8, Waterloo 0

The Rox snapped a two-game skid with a convincing 8-0 win over the Bucks, handing them their third straight loss. St. Cloud starter Austin Caspersen (Doane) was absolutely dominant over seven shutout innings as he gave up just three hits while striking out three to pick up the victory. Three Rox picked up two RBIs including centerfielder Eric Loxtercamp (St. Cloud St). Loxtercamp went 4-5 with a pair of doubles, a run and two RBIs. 

Mankato 10, Willmar 2

The MoonDogs had an 8-0 lead before Willmar could get on the board in the seventh and it was over very early. Mankato had a four-run second to jump out to a 5-0 lead as Trevor Lubking picked up his second win. Lubking went 5.2 innings and struck out seven while not allowing a run to extend his scoreless innings streak to 11.2. 

Wisconsin 5, La Crosse 3 (11 innings)

CJ Chatham (Florida Atlantic) and Ryan Donovan (Hofstra) both hit solo home runs in the top of the 11th to lead the Woodchucks to a 5-3 extra innings win. Wisconsin used eight different pitchers but Austin Tribby (Missouri) picked up the win while Max Ising (Creighton) earned his second straight save.

Madison 17, Kenosha 5

The Mallards and Kingfish were close heading into the eighth, with Madison up 9-5. Then, the Mallards scored eight runs in one inning and blew out Kenosha, 17-65. Madison racked up 21 hits and drew eight walks and were led by player of the night Alex Bacon (North Florida) who went 4-5 with four RBIs. Three other Mallards knocked in at least one run apiece. 

Battle Creek 5, Wisconsin Rapids 4 (11 innings)

The Bombers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 5-4 walkoff win on a throwing error against the Rafters. More details to follow.

Tomorrow's Schedule:

Lakeshore @ Kalamazoo (11:00)

Wisconsin Rapids @ Battle Creek (11:00)

Rochester @ Thunder Bay (11:05)

Green Bay @ Duluth (11:35)

Alexandria @ Eau Claire (6:35)

St. Cloud @ Waterloo (6:35)

Mankato @ Willmar (7:05)

Madison @ Kenosha (7:05)

Wisconsin @ La Crosse (7:05)

Rochester @ Thunder Bay (7:05)