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Weather Impacts Three Games on Friday Night

On the fourth day of Northwoods League action on Friday, weather played a role in a three games. Two games were postponed, and the Green Bay vs. Kenosha game went final in the sixth inning. The Rochester and Mankato game will be made up on June 8 with two seven-inning games and a tentative start at 6:05 p.m., and Wisconsin will play Wisconsin Rapids in two seven-inning games on June 27 starting at 5:35 p.m.

Madison 8, Rockford 3

The Madison Mallards improved their perfect record to 4-0 on the season with an 8-3 victory over the Rockford Rivets. Colin Brockhouse (Ball State) earned the Northwoods League Pitcher of the Night pitched 6 1/3 innings and allowed just one run on one hit and three walks with seven strikeouts on the night. Mallards' second baseman Matt McCann (Fairleigh Dickinson) hit 2-for-3 with a walk, a run batted in with a run scored. Rockford's first baseman Ricardo Ramirez (UIC) finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and a RBI in the loss.

Battle Creek 6, Kalamazoo 1

The Battle Creek Bombers improved to 2-2 on Friday night with a 6-1 victory over the Kalamazoo Growlers. Bombers' second baseman Cooper Marshall (Kellogg) hit 1-for-2 and knocked in four RBIs with two walks and a run scored. Tommy Parsons (Adrian College) picked up the win with seven strikeouts and allowed just one run on seven hits and no walks over 6 1/3 innings. Though Battle Creek came away with the victory, Kalamazoo leftfielder Dan Robinson (Central Michigan) earned the Northwoods League Position Player of the Night in the loss.

La Crosse 8, St. Cloud 3

The St. Cloud Rox came out with a three-run inning in the top of the first, but the La Crosse Loggers scored eight unanswered runs to win 8-3 on Friday night. La Crosse first baseman David Jacob hit 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk, two RBIs and a run scored. Loggers' righthander Jonathan Teaney (San Diego) picked up the victory with six innings of work. Teaney allowed three runs on four hits and three walks with six strikeouts on the night for La Crosse.

Duluth 8, Thunder Bay 7

The Thunder Bay Corder Cats scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning, but the undefeated Duluth Huskies rallied back for the 8-7 victory. Duluth scored three runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 7 before taking the lead in the ninth on a run-scoring single from second baseman Nic Strasser (West Florida), who finished with three hits on the night. For Thunder Bay, rightfielder Rob Andreoli (LIU Post) hit 4-for-4 with a walk, three RBIs and a run scored.

Waterloo 3, Lakeshore 0

The Waterloo Bucks pitchers allowed just two hits on Friday night in a shutout victory over the Lakeshore Chinooks. Waterloo starter Jordan Accetta (Wofford) threw five scoreless innings and allowed two hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Zach Siggelkow (St. Cloud State) came on in two innings of relief and struck out a batter. Brandon Downey (Maryville University) closed out the game with a two-inning save for the Bucks. Waterloo recorded single tallies in the first, fifth and seventh innings.

Eau Claire 14, Willmar 4

The Eau Claire Express came out hot with the bats on Friday night and continued their good hitting throughout the rest of the game, as they defeated the Willmar Stingers 14-4. Express designated hitter Tyler Jones (Air Force) crushed his second home run of the season in the top of the first with a two-run homer, and after a six-run second inning, Eau Claire opened up an 8-0 lead and never looked back. Third baseman Dylan Dresel (Mankato) also homered for the Express with a two-run shot in the top of the sixth.

Green Bay 7, Kenosha 2

The Green Bay Bullfrogs scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning before the game was called due to weather, and Green Bay was awarded the victory. Bullfrogs' catcher Brad Hamilton (Kent State University) hit 2-for-3 in the game with two RBIs and two runs scored. Green Bay centerfielder Laren Eustace (Indiana University) connected on a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning to tie the game at 2. The Bullfrogs added another run in the fourth, followed by the four-run spot in the bottom of the sixth.

Saturday's Schedule

Rochester @ La Crosse (6:05 PM)

Madison @ Wisconsin Rapids (6:05 PM)

Waterloo @ Kenosha (6:05 PM)

Battle Creek @ Kalamazoo (6:05 PM)

Rockford @ Wisconsin (6:35 PM)

Green Bay @ Lakeshore (6:35 PM)

Willmar @ Eau Claire (6:35 PM)

Thunder Bay @ St. Cloud (7:05 PM)

Mankato @ Duluth (7:05 PM)