Lakeshore streak hits seven, Green Bay and Eau Claire walkoff
Battle Creek 3, Waterloo 0
Battle Creek downed the Bucks, 3-0, for their third straight win. Alexander Hermeling went seven shuout innings with six strikeouts to get the win and was supported by Henri Lartigue, who went 2-3 with two RBIs. Lartigue had a pair of RBI singles in the fifth and seventh while Connor Panas added one as well. Waterloo's Cody Sedlock went seven strong innings, allowing three earned runs while striking out two but took the loss. Dakota Mekkes pitched a pair of shutout innings to earn the save.
Lakeshore 7, Wisconsin 4
The hottest team in the Northwoods didn't cool down on Wednesday as Lakeshore won their seventh consecutive game with a 7-4 win over the Woodchucks. After falling behind 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth, the Chinooks fought back with a three-run fifth and pulled away in the late innings. After Lakeshore's opening pitchers struggled, Luke Lowery (Southern Mississippi) stepped in and threw four perfect innings with four strikeouts to earn the win. Andrew Elliot (Wright State) picked up his second save of the season as he struck out three of the four batters he faced.
Eau Claire 7, Thunder Bay 6 (11 innings)
Eau Claire walked off in the bottom of the 11th to win their fifth straight, 7-6, against Thunder Bay. The Express came back from being down three in the bottom of the eighth to tie it in the ninth and eventually win it in the eleventh. Mike Porcaro (UW-Milwaukee) came a home run short of the cycle as he went 4-5 with a double, a triple and three RBIs along with two runs. Brady Burzynski (UW-Stout) went 3-4 with a pair of walks at the head of the lineup for the 7-2 Express, who are now tied for the best record in the league.
Mankato 8, Rochester 0
In his first start after earning Northwoods League pitcher of the night honors, Rochester's Spencer Greer (Western Nevada) was chased after just three innings as he gave up five earned runs and Mankato pulled away for a 8-0 rout. The MoonDogs starter Jake Jenkins fanned eight over six innings while allowing just four hits without an earned run to pick up the win. Mankato scored all their runs in the fourth inning behind a strong offensive performance by Spencer O'Neil, who went 2-4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs.
Willmar 7, Duluth 0
The Stingers picked up their second straight win with a 7-0 victory over Duluth as Brady Anderson (FGCU) threw eight shutout innings. Anderson struck out five and gave up just one hit and three walks to pick up the win for Willmar. The Stingers were led on offense by Scotty Smith (Montevallo) and Sean Beesley (Illinois State) who combined for three hits and three RBIs.
Alexandria 7, St. Cloud 3
Alexandria jumped out to a lead in the fourth and added some insurance runs to down the Rox, 7-3. Dalton Leuuschke went a perfect 4-4 for the Blue Anchors with a pair of doubles, a run and three RBIs. He was joined by Roman Collins, who hit a home run, walked twice and scored three runs. Andrew Thome went four innings in relief to pick up the win as he struck out six and let in just one run.
Madison 12, Kenosha 1
Mallards routed Kenosha for the third straight time on Wednesday as they picked up 14 hits in a 12-1 victory. Madison has outscored the Kingfish 37-6 in this three game series. Alex Pondick (Montevallo) scattered four hits over five scoreless innings to get the win as he also struck out five. Robbie Tenerowicz (California) had a monster game as he went 3-4 with a pair of home runs, three runs and five RBIs.
La Crosse 12, Wisconsin Rapids 2
The Loggers scored four runs in the fifth, three in the sixth and five in the eighth to rout the Rafters, 12-2. Every La Crosse hitter had a hit, and five had a multi-hit game. Sulliam Rios Reyes (Kirkwood CC) went 2-5 with three RBIs and two runs. Loggers starter Ryan Deemes (Nicholls State) earned the win after allowing just two runs over six and a third, striking out five.
Green Bay 7, Kalamazoo 6
The Growlers scored three runs in the top of the ninth to jump ahead, but Green Bay had an answer and walked off with the win. Matthew De La Rosa laced a game-winning single with two runners on to give reliever Luke Watson (UW-Stevens Point) a victory. Watson had blown it in the ninth as he gave up three runs to give Kalamazoo a 6-5 lead. Dillon Haviland (Duke) took the loss for the Growlers as he couldn't pick up his third save.
Tomorrow's Schedule (All at 7:05 unless otherwise specified)
St. Cloud @ Alexandria (6:35)
Wisconsin @ Lakeshore (6:35)
Thunder Bay @ Eau Claire (6:35)
La Crosse @ Wisconsin Rapids
Duluth @ Willmar
Mankato @ Rochester
Kenosha @ Madison
Waterloo @ Battle Creek
Kalamazoo @ Green Bay