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Chinooks and Express streaks stopped, routs run wild

Wisconsin 4, Lakeshore 1

With the game tied at one going into the ninth, the Woodchucks bats came alive to score three runs in the top half and end the Chinook's seven-game winning streak with a 4-1 win. A two-run error and a RBI single was enough insurance for Wisconsin as they had strong performances from three different pitchers. Austin Tribby (Missouri) picked up his second win in relief while Max Ising (Creighton) earned his third save. Brendon Hayden (Virginia Tech) had a pair of RBIs to bring his total to 10 on the year, second in the league. Lakeshore's Ryan Krill (Michigan State) went 2-2 to bring his league leading batting average up to .478.

Thunder Bay 6, Eau Claire 2

Another long winning streak came to an end as the Express couldn't get their sixth straight, falling 6-2 to the Border Cats. After trailing 2-1, Thunder Bay scored five in the seventh to build a big enough lead to earn the win. Andy Davis (St. Scholastia) threw six shutout innings for the Express, but his replacement, Ryan Boelter (Iowa Central) struggled. Boelter got just one out and gave up five earned runs as the Border Cats pulled away. Lucas Scocchia (Oakland) had three shutout innings in relief to earn the win for the Border Cats.

Waterloo 9, Battle Creek 3

The Bucks scored six runs over the finall three innings to pull away from Battle Creek, 9-3. David Kerrian went 2-5 with a double and three RBIs for Waterloo to support starter Mario Leon. Leon picked up the win after six innings of one-run ball with four strikeouts. Bomber reliever Joe Mockbee took the loss after coming in and giving up the go-ahead runs over two innings of work.

Green Bay 16, Kalamazoo 1

A nine-run sixth added insult to injury as the Bullfrogs didn't let up in a 15-run rout of the Growlers. Tyler Buss (Coffeyville CC) bounced back from a rough season-opening start to go eight innings of one run ball while allowing just three hits and striking out two to pick up the win. He had plenty of offensive support- Dean Long (Emporia St) went 1-3 with a home run and three RBIs while Ryan Howell (Chabot) went 3-4 with a double, a home run and four RBIs along with three runs. 

Rochester 4, Mankato 0

The Honkers shutout the MoonDogs, 4-0, behind Ryan Fritze's (Des Moines Area CC) excellent start. Fritze went seven shutout innings and gave up just three hits and had plenty of offensive support. Karl Sorenson (St. Cloud St) went 1-3 with a two-run home run and scored a run. 

Willmar 5, Duluth 0

Andrew Towns (Walters St) threw a complete game shutout, allowing just three hits while striking out four and he was backed by five runs to pick up the win. Max Dutto (California) and Dan Motl (Minnesota) both hit home runs for the Stingers while the Huskies couldn't get any offense going. At one point, Towns retired 13 straight hitters. 

La Crosse 5, Wisconsin Rapids 0

The Loggers held the Rafters to just two hits and struck out 11, as five runs was plenty of offense. Logger outfielder Mike Nadratowski (Grand Valley St) added two more RBIs on a 2-5 night to stay in the league lead for RBIs with 11. Zack Walsh (Valparaiso) went five innings to start the game, allowing just one hit and striking out five to get the win. Marc Frazier (Nicholls State) picked up a four inning save while allowing just one hit.

Madison 13, Kenosha 4

The Mallards completed a four-game sweep of the Kingfish, scoring 50 runs over the course of the series. The latest win was 13-4 as Logan Regnier (Central Michigan) went 4-4 with two doubles, three runs and a walk. Tom Constand (Western Illinois) picked up the win for the Mallards as he went 5.1 innings with four strikeouts to improve to 2-0 with a 1.74 ERA on the season. 

St. Cloud 18, Alexandria 6

The Rox scored seven runs in the second and four apiece in the third and the fifth to score 18 runs and down the Blue Anchors, 18-6. Player of the night Chris Paul was 4-6 with four runs and four RBIs while Clay Ardeeser went 3-5 with three runs and three RBIs. Nick McCarty got the win for St. Cloud, as he went seven innings and allowed three runs with five strikeouts.