Published On: July 8th, 2016

It was a pretty wild night in the Northwoods League on Thursday. Wisconsin came back from seven runs down late in the game, and Wisconsin Rapids outlasted Kenosha in 14 innings. The game between St. Cloud and Eau Claire was suspended in the third inning, and it will be resumed to nine innings on July 21 at 6:35 p.m., followed by a seven-inning second game.

Rockford 3, Green Bay 2

The Rockford Rivets recorded just three hits but were able to defeat the Green Bay Bullfrogs 3-2 at home on Thursday night. Green Bay scored the first run of the game with one in the top of the second, but the Rivets scored two in the bottom half of the inning on a two-RBI triple from Jordan Hovey (Missouri State). The Rivets scored again in the third on an error to take a 3-1 lead after three innings. Green Bay recorded six hits and scored again in the fifth, which was the final scoring of the game. Rockford starter Cory Wright (Parkland CC) threw seven innings and allowed two runs on five hits and four walks with three strikeouts for the win.

Kalamazoo 7, Mankato 3

The Kalamazoo Growlers scored three runs in the second inning and four in the sixth and defeated the Mankato MoonDogs 7-3 on Thursday night. Kalamazoo and Mankato each recorded just four hits in the game and both walked six times. Kalamazoo catcher Nick Hutchins (Southern Illinois) hit 2-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored and a RBI. Jacob Piechota (Western Michigan) threw five innings and allowed three runs and struck out three batters, and Drake Herrman (Pittsburg State) picked up the victory with three scoreless innings of relief work and allowed no hits with a strikeout.

Waterloo 9, Duluth 7

The Waterloo Bucks scored six runs in the top of the fifth innings to beat the Duluth Huskies 9-7 on Thursday night. Waterloo held a 9-2 advantage until the Huskies scored two in the eighth and three more in the ninth to make it a 9-7 final. Duluth outhit Waterloo 11-8 but recorded four errors that led to three unearned runs for the Bucks in at two-run game. Waterloo second baseman and leadoff hitter Taylor Boyd (St. Josephs) hit 2-for-3 with two walks, three RBI and three runs scored. For Duluth, its leadoff hitter Daniel Amaral (UCLA) had four-hit night with two runs scored.

Wisconsin 10, Lakeshore 9

The Wisconsin Woodchucks completed an incredible comeback to defeat the Lakeshore Chinooks 10-9 on the road. Wisconsin scored nine runs in the final two innings to come back from a seven-run deficit. Trailing 8-1 after seven innings, Wisconsin scored two on a two-run homer from Steve Passatempo (UMass Lowell). Lakeshore added a run in the bottom half of the inning, but the Woodchucks sent 11 batters to the plate and scored seven runs in the ninth to take a 10-9 lead. Wisconsin did not allow a base runner in the bottom of the ninth to finish the come-from-behind victory.

Madison 3, Battle Creek 2

The Madison Mallards scored a run in the bottom of the eighth to break the tie and give them a 3-2 lead in a victory over the Battle Creek Bombers. Battle Creek scored two in the top of the second, but Madison tied the game with a run in the second, followed by another in the third. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Nelson Maldonado (Florida) doubled to score the game-winning run. Maldonado hit 3-for-4 at the plate with a run batted in. Madison's Troy Bacon (Santa Fe College) picked up the win in relief with two scoreless innings with four strikeouts.

La Crosse 4, Thunder Bay 1

The La Crosse Loggers defeated the Thunder Bay Border Cats 4-1 on Thursday night at home. La Crosse scored a run in the bottom of the second to take an early lead and added two more in the sixth to take a 3-0 lead. Thunder Bay got on the board with a run in the top of the eighth, but the Loggers answered right back with a run in the bottom half of the inning. Nick Raquet (William Mary) threw 7 2/3 innings in the win for La Crosse. He allowed one run (none earned) on seven hits and a walk with seven strikeouts. Joe DiBenedetto (Nova Southeastern) threw the final 1 1/3 innings with two strikeouts for the save.

Willmar 4, Rochester 3

The Willmar Stingers defeated the Rochester Honkers in 11 innings for a 4-3 walk-off victory on Thursday night. With the game tied at three after nine innings, both teams were scoreless in the 10th before Willmar broke the tie in the bottom of the 11th. With a runner at second base and one out, Kole Cottam (Kentucky) recorded a pinch-hit RBI double to win the game. Cottam's college teammate and Stingers' second baseman Luke Becker (Kentucky) hit 3-for-5 at the plate with a run batted in. For the Honkers, third baseman Drew Ellis (Louisville) hit 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored in the loss.

Wisconsin Rapids 8, Kenosha 7

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters took down the Kenosha Kingfish 8-7 in the bottom of the 14th inning on Thursday night. Kenosha scored a run in the top of the ninth to tie the game and force extra innings. After four scoreless frames, the Rafters scored on an error in the bottom of the 14th, as Ben Fisher (Eastern Kentucky) scored from third. Fisher hit 4-for-7 at the plate with two RBI and two runs scored, and Dustin Woodcock (SIU-Edwardsville) reached base five times, as he hit 3-for-6 with two walks and three runs scored. The Rafters outhit the Kingfish 17-12 in the victory.

Friday's Schedule

Lakeshore @ Rockford (6:35 PM)

Eau Claire @ Duluth (6:35 PM)

Kalamazoo @ Kenosha (7:05 PM)

Waterloo @ Thunder Bay (7:05 PM)

Wisconsin @ Madison (7:05 PM)

St. Cloud @ Rochester (7:05 PM)

Wisconsin Rapids @ Green Bay (7:05 PM)

Mankato @ Battle Creek (7:05 PM)

Willmar @ La Crosse (7:05 PM)

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