Rapids, Bucks Both Win From Shutouts Tonight
The Waterloo Bucks and the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters continue to hold leads in their divisions as they both won from shutouts. Rain forced the Bucks to only play six and two more games were cancelled and will be made up at later dates. All the information is listed below.
Waterloo 11, Thunder Bay 0 (Six Innings)
The Waterloo Bucks only needed six innings to jump on the Thunder Bay Border Cats for a 11-1 victory. The Bucks scored first in the top half of the opening inning when Zach Malis (Grand Canyon) hit a two-run shot. Waterloo then put up four more in the third when Drew Greenwood (Bellarmine) hit a solo home run with one out. Malis drove in his second of the game with a single and he later scored from a two-run double. The Bucks weren’t done as they broke the game open for five in the fourth. A bases loaded walk brought in Greenwood to get things going followed by a three run scoring singles. The Border Cats managed to get one before the game was called in the sixth when Noah Strohl (Grossmont) drove in Gabriel Lozada (Hillsborough CC) from a double. Due to Northwoods League rules though since the bottom of the sixth was still in progress, the game reverts back to the score at the end of the fifth.
Green Bay 10, Madison 7
The Green Bay Bullfrogs went up nine and avoided a late rally by the Madison Mallards for a 10-7 victory. The Frogs reached the scoreboard first in the second when Kyle Benyo (Youngstown State) led off the inning with a double and scored on the next at bat. Another RBI single and an error brought two more in. Benyo then delivered again in the third when he hit a three-run shot. The Mallards got on the board with one in the fifth when Brock Weimer (SIUE) scored an unearned run. Benyo jump started another inning with a single and later scored on a two-run single. Two RBI singles brought in two more to increase the Frog’ lead to nine. The Mallards wouldn’t go away as Jalen Harrison (Virginia) drove in a two-run double in the eighth. Madison then got two from a single in the bottom of the ninth followed by a two-run home run by Angel Camacho (Jacksonville). After getting tagged for six, Nick Ohanian (Mesa CC) settled in to get a strikeout to end any further damage and secure the win for the Bullfrogs.
Kenosha 2, Fond du Lac 5
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders scored first and never looked back as they defeated the Kenosha Kingfish 5-2 tonight. The Spiders struck first for three in the third when all the runs scored were from a single by Orynn Veillon (New Orleasn). All three were unearned as the Kingfish committed two errors in the inning. The Kingfish got on the board for one in the fifth, but Cory Wills (Yavapai) knocked in a run from a triple in the bottom half. A wild pitch put Fondy up by four, but the Kingfish wouldn’t go away. Nick Zouras (Illinois State) hit an RBI single in the eighth, but Dominic Yearego (West Texas A&M) picked up the two inning save to secure the win for the Spiders.
St. Cloud 3, La Crosse 0
The St. Cloud Rox scored three runs in the second inning and held onto to shutout the La Crosse Loggers 3-0 tonight. The Rox got things going in the top of the second when Eric Feliz (Notre Dame) hit a single to drive in Cameron Eden (California). The next batter, Spencer Holcomb (Western Carolina), hit a single to drive in two more, with one being unearned. The Loggers biggest threat when Nicholas Kahle (Washington both reached on singles, but the next batter fouled out. Starter Dominic Austing (St. Cloud State) threw five scoreless for his second win of the season and Brent Killam (Georgetown) picked up his second save after throwing two scoreless.
Duluth, Eau Claire
Postponed to: June 25, 5:05 PM
Postponed to: July 29, 5:05 PM
Lakeshore 0, Battle Creek 3
The Battle Creek Bombers survived a pitcher’s duel while picking up three late and defeating the Lakeshore Chinooks 3-0. Both teams went scoreless for six innings. Shane Smith (Miami-Ohio) threw six scoreless on only four hits for the Chinooks until the Bombers got to him. JD Mundy (Virginia Tech) led off the bottom of the seventh with a solo home run and Nick Walker (Austin Peay State) scored an unearned run. Tom Stoffel (Virginia Tech) drove in his 16th run of the season with a single in the eighth which would ultimately end as the final score. Thomas Parson (Adrian) threw a complete game shutout, only allowing five hits, struck out six to improve his record to 3-0.
Rochester 4, Mankato 3
The Rochester Honkers use a four-run fifth to lift them over the Mankato MoonDogs in a 4-3 victory. Chris Ceballos (Orange Coast JC) put the Honkers on the board first with a solo home run with one out in the fifth. Johnathan Fleek (Western Illinois) then drove in a run from a single and Mike Echavia (Nevada) knocked in two from a double. The MoonDogs would then start to chip away at their deficit with a solo home run by Zac Wiley (Bellarmine) in the sixth. The second run came in the seventh from a two-out RBI single by Wells Davis (South Alabama). Mankato got one more in the bottom of the ninth from a bases loaded walk, but Garrett Cobb (Seminole State) got the final two outs for his second save of the season.
Bismarck 2, Willmar 1
The Bismarck Larks are at .500 as they survived a one-run ball game and defeated the Willmar Stingers 2-1. The game went scoreless for three innings until Luke Waldek (Minnesota State) hit an RBI double to put the Larks up. Another three innings went by without any runs until Bismarck scored again in the top of the eighth when Wyatt Ulrich (St. Johns (MN) ) scored on a wild pitch. The Stingers finally put one up in the bottom half when Rob Emery (San Francisco) drove in Josh Bissonette (Baylor) from a single. Micha Beyer (Biola) started for Bismarck, threw seven scoreless on only four hits, three walks and earned his first win of the season. Nick Boyles (UNC-Asheville) picked up his second save of the season after throwing a scoreless ninth while striking out two.
Wisconsin Rapids 7, Kalamazoo 0
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters keep winning as they shutout the Kalamazoo Growlers 7-0 tonight. The Rafters scored first with a run in the opening inning when Ryan Stekl (Canisius) drove in Nick Anderson (Texas A&M-CC) from a single. Rapids then hit two home runs in the fifth when both Anderson and Josh Rehwaldt (Sioux Falls) hit two-run shots. The Rafters got two more in the sixth when Anderson drove in two from a single. That would be it for scoring as starter J.P. Stevenson (Canisius) threw eight scoreless on only three hits, one walk while striking out three for his second win of the season. Koby Bishop (Northeastern) put two runners on with one out in the ninth, but picked up a strike out and a fly out to secure the win for Rapids.
Schedule for June 17:
Lakeshore @ Fond du Lac (5:05 PM) (Game 1)
Duluth @ Bismarck (6:05 PM)
Wisconsin @ Wisconsin Rapids (6:05 PM)
La Crosse @ St. Cloud (6:05 PM)
Eau Claire @ Thunder Bay (6:05 PM)
Rockford @ Green Bay (6:35 PM)
Kenosha @ Kalamazoo (7:05 PM)
Madison @ Battle Creek (7:05 PM)
Mankato @ Willmar (7:05 PM)
Waterloo @ Rochester (7:05 PM)
Lakeshore @ Fond du Lac (7:05 PM) (Game 2)