In another marathon game, it took Kalamazoo 14 innings to beat Kenosha 10-9 in another exciting night of Northwoods League action on Wednesday. There were a few delays throughout the evening, and game between Wisconsin Rapids and Battle Creek was suspended in the second inning, which will be completed to nine innings on Aug. 13, followed by a seven-inning second game.
Waterloo 7, Thunder Bay 4
The Waterloo Bucks scored the first five runs of the game and defeated the Thunder Bay Border Cat 7-4 on the road Wednesday night. Waterloo scored one run in the top of the second inning, another in the third and three more in the fourth inning for the five-run deficit. Bucks third baseman Kyle Crowl (Iowa) hit 3-for-4 at the plate with one run scored and a RBI. Waterloo starting pitcher Brett Solano (Menlo College) earned the win and threw 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Thunder Bay rightfielder Anthony Brocato (St. Johns University) hit his eighth home run in the loss.
Green Bay 5, Duluth 2
The Duluth Huskies scored the first run of the game, but the Green Bay Bullfrogs came away with a 5-2 road victory. Green Bay starting pitcher Andrew Mahoney (Mississippi State) threw five innings and allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk with five strikeouts to pick up the victory. Mahoney's college teammate Logan Elliot (Mississippi State) came on in relief and finished the game with four scoreless innings on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts for the save. Green Bay catcher Brad Hamilton (Kent State University) finished 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Mankato 2, St. Cloud 1
The Mankato MoonDogs took down the St. Cloud Rox by a score of 2-1 at home on Wednesday night. Mankato scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning and added one more in the third to make it a two-run game. St. Cloud scored its lone run of the game in the top of the ninth and stranded the tying run on third base in the loss. MoonDogs starter Josh Matheson (Minnesota State Mankato) threw eight scoreless innings and gave up five runs and one walk with six strikeouts to pick up the victory.
Lakeshore 4, Madison 0
The Lakeshore Chinooks shut out the Madison Mallards 4-0 on the road on Wednesday. Lakeshore starter Tyler Jandron (UW-Parkside) pitched an outstanding game in the win. In eight innings of work, Jandron allowed zero runs on four hits and one walk with six strikeouts to pick up the victory. Nick Horvath (Florida) pitched the last inning and threw a perfect frame with two strikeouts. The Chinooks scored twice in the top of the sixth and added two more in the seventh for the four-run victory. Shortstop Owen Miller (Illinois State) hit 2-for-4 with one run scored for Lakeshore.
Wisconsin 3, Rockford 2
The Wisconsin Woodchucks beat the Rockford Rivets 3-2 in a rain-shortened game that ended in the sixth inning. Wisconsin scored three runs in the top of the third inning, and Rockford cut the lead to one with two in the bottom of the fourth for the lone scoring of the game. Wisconsin starting pitcher Scott Parker (University of San Francisco) threw the whole game for the Woodchucks and gave up two runs on six hits and one walk with three strikeouts for the win over five innings of work. Wisconsin first baseman Steve Passatempo (UMass Lowell) knocked in all three runs for the Woodchucks.
Kalamazoo 10, Kenosha 9
The Kalamazoo Growlers outlasted the Kenosha Kingfish 10-9 in a wild 14-inning game on Wednesday night. Kenosha came back from a four-run deficit and scored three runs in the eighth and two more in the ninth to tie the game at eight and force extra innings. The first four extra frames went scoreless before the Kingfish scored one run in the top of the 14th inning to take a 9-8 lead. In the bottom of the 14th, the Growlers had the bases loaded with one out, and a fielder's choice tied the game. With two outs and runners at the corners, Kalamazoo first baseman Sam Griggs (Southern Indiana) struck out, but a dropped third strike put him at first, and David Hensley (San Diego State) scored from third for the game-winning run.
Rochester 6, La Crosse 5
The Rochester Honkers beat the La Crosse Loggers 6-5 in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the 10th inning on Wednesday night. La Crosse scored twice in the top of the eighth to tie the game at five. The Loggers went down in order in the top of the 10th before Rochester scored in the bottom half of the inning for the win. With runners at first and second with one out, Rochester rightfielder Alex Fitchett (Hawaii) singled to score Josh Davis (Pepperdine) from second base for the game-winning run. Honkers' shortstop Jacob Thomas (UC Davis) hit his second home run of the season and knocked in three runs.
Eau Claire 5, Willmar 4
The Eau Claire Express took down the Willmar Stingers 5-4 on Wednesday night. Eau Claire starting pitcher Caleb Boushley (UW-La Crosse) earned the victory, as he threw seven innings and gave up three runs on eight hits and two walks with four strikeouts. Express rightfielder Alex McKenna (Cal Poly) reached base three times with two hits and a walk with one RBI and one run scored. For Willmar, designated hitter Danny Mayer (Pacific) knocked in three runs in the loss.
La Crosse @ Duluth (6:35 PM)
Mankato @ Eau Claire (6:35 PM)
Lakeshore @ Wisconsin Rapids (7:05 PM)
Thunder Bay @ Rochester (7:05 PM)
Rockford @ St. Cloud (7:05 PM)
Willmar @ Waterloo (7:05 PM)
Madison @ Green Bay (7:05 PM)
Kenosha @ Battle Creek (7:05 PM)
Wisconsin @ Kalamazoo (7:05 PM)