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Mallards win 6th Straight Game

In a full slate of action around the Northwoods League on Saturday night, the Madison Mallards continued their hot streak. Madison has been on a role, as the Mallards clinched a playoff berth recently and won their sixth consecutive game tonight.

Wisconsin Rapids 5, Kenosha 3

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters hit three home runs as they took down the Kenosha Kingfish 5-3 at home on Saturday night. Kenosha began the scoring with two runs in the top of the second inning, but Wisconsin Rapids came back with three in the bottom half of the inning and added another run in the fourth. Kenosha scored one run in the top of the fifth to cut the deficit to one, but the Rafters added an insurance run in the eighth. Joe Wainhouse (Washington), Joey Morgan (Washington) and Brandon Polizzi (Cal State – Dominguez Hills) all homered in the victory.

Mankato 4, St. Cloud 1

The Mankato MoonDogs beat the St. Cloud Rox 4-1 on the road Saturday night. Mankato's starting pitcher Brett Newberg (Austin Peay) threw six shutout innings on six hits and three walks. He did strike anybody out, but he picked up the victory for the MoonDogs. Brian Gadsby (UCLA) threw the final three innings and picked up the save. Mankato first baseman Bryce Adams (LSU) hit 3-for-4 at the plate with two runs scored and two RBI, including his fifth home run of the season.

La Crosse 3, Duluth 1

The La Crosse Loggers recorded just three hits in a 3-1 victory over the Duluth Huskies at home. Duluth outhit La Crosse 6-3, but the Loggers drew eight walks in the game. La Crosse's Mason McCoy (Iowa) reached on an error to begin the bottom of the first inning, and Griffin Conine (Duke) stepped up to the plate and hit his Northwoods League-leading 14th home run of the season to put La Crosse ahead early. The Loggers scored another run in the fourth, and Duluth scored the its lone run of the game in the top of the ninth inning. Zach Kesterson (Duke) threw six scoreless innings and gave up four hits and two walks with three strikeouts to earn the victory.

Madison 10, Kalamazoo 6

The Madison Mallards scored eight runs in the first two innings and beat the Kalamazoo Growlers 10-6 on the road on Saturday night. Madison finished with 12 hits, and all nine batters in the lineup recorded at least one hit in the game. Mallards' rightfielder Zach Jarrett (UNC-Charlotte) hit 3-for-5 with two RBI and one run scored. Leftfielder Josh Stowers (Louisville) hit his third home run of the season for Madison and finished 1-for-4 at the plate with a walk, two RBI and a run scored.

Waterloo 5, Eau Claire 0

The Waterloo Bucks shut out the Eau Claire Express 5-0 on the road. Waterloo starting pitcher Brett Solano (Menlo College) threw six scoreless innings and gave up five hits with for walks and six strikeouts to pick up the victory. Derek Hendrixson (Wright State) earned the save, as he threw 2 2/3 innings and did not allow a hit or a run with one walk and three strikeouts. Bucks' leftfielder Lane Milligan (New Mexico) hit 2-for-5 at the plate with two RBI and two runs scored, including his first home run of the season.

Lakeshore 5, Green Bay 3

The Lakeshore Chinooks scored two runs in the eighth inning to beat the Green Bay Bullfrogs 5-3 at home. Lakeshore jumped out to a three-run lead with a run in the first inning and two in the third. Green Bay scored a single run in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to tie the game up at three. The Chinooks scored twice in the bottom of the eighth to regain the lead, which wound up being a two-run victory. Lakeshore's Nick Lackney (Minnesota) threw five innings and allowed an unearned run on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts in a no decision.

Battle Creek 12, Wisconsin 3

The Battle Creek Bombers scored the first 10 runs of the game in a 12-3 victory over the Wisconsin Woodchucks on the road. Eight of the nine batters in the Battle Creek lineup recorded at least one hit. Rightfielder Christian Helsel (Penn State) homered twice, including a grand slam, and knocked in six runs. Nick Podkul (Notre Dame) and Daniel Jipping (Central Michigan) also hit home runs for Battle Creek. Second baseman Cody Sporrer (UC-Riverside) hit 3-for-5 with two runs scored.

Willmar 16, Rockford 5

The Willmar Stingers had two huge innings offensively in a 16-5 victory over the Rockford Rivets on the road. Willmar scored six runs in the top of the third inning and also rallied for eight runs in the eighth. The Stingers finished with 14 hits, and every batter in their lineup had at least one hit. Willmar's Justin Toerner (Cal State Northridge) hit 4-for-6 at the plate with five RBI, two runs scored and a walk. Stingers' starting pitcher Jake Rothwell (Daytona State) threw six innings and allowed four runs on five hits and four walks with five strikeouts to pick up the victory.

Thunder Bay 10, Rochester 4

The Thunder Bay Border Cats pounded out 13 hits in a 10-4 win against the Rochester Honkers at home on Saturday night. Thunder Bay's centerfielder Andy Brocato (St. Johns University) had the biggest night offensively, as he hit 4-for-4 at the plate with one walk, three runs scored and a run batted in. Border Cats' Shannon Broussard (Cedar Valley) threw six innings and allowed four runs on six hits and three walks with nine strikeouts in a no decision. Ben Hoffman (Monmouth University) threw three scoreless innings and struck out four batters for the win.

Sunday's Schedule

Madison @ Kalamazoo (3:05 PM)

Battle Creek @ Wisconsin (3:05 PM)

Kenosha @ Wisconsin Rapids (4:05 PM)

Lakeshore @ Green Bay (4:05 PM)

Rochester @ Thunder Bay (5:05 PM)

Mankato @ St. Cloud (5:05 PM)

Duluth @ La Crosse (5:05 PM)

Waterloo @ Eau Claire (5:05 PM)

Willmar @ Rockford (5:05 PM)