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Four teams extend winning streaks to 4+ games

Madison saw their six game winning streak come to an end at the hands of a walkoff, but four other teams continued their winning streaks to four plus games- including La Crosse, who won their sixth straight. It's been a big comeback for the Loggers, who had lost five straight before this streak. Routs were aplenty as Mankato scored 14 and Willmar scored 11, both team-highs in runs. 

Green Bay 9, Lakeshore 2

A big five-run fifth was more then enough for the Bullfrogs to to bounce back from a sweep against Madison, beating Lakeshore 9-2. The Chinooks managed just three hits and one run against Green Bay starter Corey Fischer (Madison College), who got the win with four strikeouts over six innings. Dane Hutcheon (Montevallo) drove in two runs on a 1-2 day with two walks for Green Bay, who sit a game and a half out of first place in the South. 

Mankato 14, Rochester 4

Spencer O'Neil slugged two home runs and drove in five runs for the MoonDogs as they routed Rochester, 14-4. The MoonDogs are three games out of first place after piling up 17 hits, including six during a six-run sixth. The game was tied at two until the fifth where Mankato started to pull away. Derek Umphres went 3-6 with two runs and two RBIs while Brian Bell added a 3-5 night with three runs and two RBIs. Austin Warner picked up the win in relief for the MoonDogs. 

St Cloud 10, Alexandria 2

The Rox pummeled the Blue Anchors, 10-2, to win their fourth straight and now hold the best record in the Northwoods League at 10-3. Kenny Anderson (Georgia St) had another quality start and picked up the win as he went seven innings and gave up just two earned runs- both which came in his last inning of work. Chris Paul (California-Berkley) continued his excellent week as he hit his fourth double in the past two games while knocking in three runs. Over the last four games, Paul, a two-time player of the night, is 11-18 with 11 RBIs and five doubles. 

Kenosha 4, Kalamazoo 3

In a matchup that pitted two new expansion franchises, Kenosha fought off a late Kalmazoo rally and used a three-run sixth to down the Growlers, 4-3. Pat Porter (Ohio State) knocked in two runs and walked three times on a 2-2 day to help boost Kenosha. Reliever Curtis Moragn (UW-Whitewater) went four innings without giving up an earned run while striking out four to earn the win. Steven Klimek (St. Bonaventure) picked up the save in his fifth appearance on the day.

Waterloo 8, Eau Claire 4

The Express jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the second but the Bucks had an answer and pulled away late to down Waterloo, 8-4. The Bucks picked up their fourth straight win to move above .500. Waterloo saw their starter chased after just one inning but Nick Veale went five strong innings of one-run ball in relief to pick up the win. He was supported on offense by Kevin Kaczamarski, who went 2-4 with a triple and two RBIs. Logan Sherer, who has been a great player on offense for the Bucks, went three shutout innings with three strikeouts to pick up the save. 

Wisconsin 9, Duluth 6

The Woodchucks jumped out to a nine-run lead and fought off a six-run seventh by the Huskies to down Duluth, 9-6. Parker Dunshee (Wake Forest) earned the win as he went five shuout innings, allowing just four hits while striking out four. Paul DeJong (Illinois St.) hit a grand slam for the Woodchucks on a 2-4 night in which he added a double and five RBIs.  Keach Ballard (Oklahoma) went 2-5 with a home run and three RBIs for the Huskies, but they were shutdown by Max Ising (Creighton) in the ninth to end any chance of a rally. It was Ising's fourth save and he hasn't allowed an earned run over five innings.

Battle Creek 5, Madison 4 (14 innings)

Madison had a six-game winning streak going into Sunday's matchup with Battle Creek and it took 14 innings for the Bombers to stop them, 5-4. Battle Creek walked off to stop a three game skid as they piled up 15 hits and tied it in the bottom of the ninth to push it to extras. After starter Jacob Waguespack gave up three quick runs to the Mallards, five different Bomber pitchers held the Mallards to just one run over the next eight innings. Dakota Mekkes picked up the win in relief with two shutout innings as he now has a 0.79 ERA over four appearances. 

La Crosse 5, Wisconsin Rapids 3

Two teams headed in opposite directions met and the same results continued as the Loggers won their sixth straight and the Rafters lost their ninth straight with La Crosse won, 5-3. Ryan Kirby (San Diego) hit a three-run home run, Ryne Birk (Texas A&M) went 3-4 and Adrian Chacon (North Carolina) added a double and two RBIs in his first Logger game. Brian Keller (UW-Milwaukee) went six innings of one-run ball for La Crosse to get the win while Breckin Williams (Missouri) earned his third save of the season.

Willmar 11, Thunder Bay 0

The Stingers had their best offensive performance of the young season as they kept adding to their lead in the middle innings to rout the Border Cats, 11-0. David Parrett (Iowa Western) went 3-5 with two runs and a pair of doubles in his first Stinger game while Nick Rivera (FGCU) hit a two-run home run to boost Willmar. Stinger starter Matt Snyder (Kentucky) had more then enough run support and was dominant over six innings in his first start. Snyder struck out eight and allowed just two hits to pick up the win. 

Monday's Schedule (all at 7:05 unless otherwise noted)

St. Cloud @ Alexandria (6:35)

Duluth @ Wisconsin (6:35)

Eau Claire @ Waterloo (6:35)

Thunder Bay @ Willmar 

Mankato @ Rochester

Kalamazoo @ Kenosha

Lakeshore @ Green Bay

Madison @ Battle Creek

Wisconsin Rapids @ La Crosse