The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters winning streak comes to an end at 14 as they fall to the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The Waterloo Bucks got rained out and the St. Cloud Rox picked up a one-run victory tonight to bring them only a game and a half back from Waterloo. All the postponed information is listed below.
Lakeshore 0, Fond du Lac 8 (Game 1)
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders only needed seven innings to shutout the Lakeshore Chinooks 8-0. Game one was part of a doubleheader that was scheduled after they were rained out earlier this season which made this a seven-inning game. The Spiders started the scoring in the bottom of the first when AJ Lewis (Missouri) scored on an RBI single from Luke Mangieri (Bradley). After out number two in the inning, Fondy hit back-to-back two-RBI singles. Mangieri knocked in two more in the fifth to increase their lead to seven. Lewis knocked in his own in the run bottom of the sixth while the bullpen threw three scoreless to secure the win in seven.
Duluth 6, Bismarck 5
The Duluth Huskies hold on after a late threat by the Bismarck Larks for a 6-5 victory. Sam Baier (Augustana) drove in Augie Isaacson (Friends U) for the first run for the Huskies in the third from a sac fly. The Larks responded to tie the game in the fourth when Austin Paschke (Faulkner) knocked in an RBI double to center. The Huskies retook the lead in the top of the sixth and tacked on two more in the seventh. Duluth knocked in two more in the eighth as they extended their lead to five when Jake Smith (St. Thomas) hit a sac fly and Baier drove in his second of the game. The Larks wouldn’t go away as they got four in the bottom half. A pass ball advanced Mitch Gallagher (Xavier) to third and scored from an error by the third basemen. A wild pitch drove in one more and two came across from an RBI single. Kevin Folman (North Dakota State) was brought in to stop the bleeding as he picked up a two inning save for his fifth of the season.
Wisconsin 4, Wisconsin Rapids 2
The Wisconsin Woodchucks ended the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters winning streak tonight as they won 4-2. The Chucks scored single runs in the first two innings as Stevie Mangrum (Virginia Tech) hit a solo shot in the first and Milton Rivera (North Carolina AT) hit an RBI double in the second. The Rafters tied the game in the third from a sac fly that scored Jake Guenther (Sacramento CC) and an RBI single from Nick Anderson (Texas A&M-CC). Wisconsin retook the lead in the fifth from an RBI single that scored Andrew Smith (LIU Brooklyn) and tacked on one more when Smith scored again in the seventh. The Chucks bullpen threw five scoreless as Orsen Josephona (Hillsborough CC) picked up his sixth save of the season.
La Crosse 4, St. Cloud 5
The St. Cloud Rox broke a tie in the eighth to defeat the La Crosse Loggers 5-4 tonight. The Loggers and Rox traded runs in the first. Ryan Mantle (Jefferson CC) scored on a bases load walk for La Crosse and Shan Selman (McNeese State) hit an RBI-single for St. Cloud. The Rox scored twice to take the lead in the third from an RBI single and a wild pitch. The Loggers responded for three fifth to retake the lead from an RBI single and a two-run double from Cameron Cannon (Arizona). St. Cloud retied the game in the sixth when Brendan Illies (North Carolina) scored form an error by the catcher. The eventual game winner for St. Cloud came in the eighth when Matthew Tarantino (Pacific) scored on a fielder’s choice.
Eau Claire 7, Thunder Bay 3
The Eau Claire Express scored four in the middle innings and kept the lead as they defeated the Thunder Bay Border Cats 7-3. Luke Bandy (Dallas Baptist) got things going in the third when he hit a two-run single. The Express got another in the fourth from a fielder’s choice, but the Border Cats responded for their first run in the bottom half from their own fielder’s choice. Bandy drove in another from a double in the fifth, but Thunder Bay drove in two from a double in the sixth to stay within one. Eau Claire finally pulled away in the ninth with three when Zach Ashford (Fresno State) drove in a two-run single and he scored from an RBI single. Victor Chavez (Scottsdale CC) picked up his third save of the season after throwing the final 1.1 scoreless innings.
Rockford 7, Green Bay 2
The Rockford Rivets broke a tie in the seventh as they poured six runs on the Green Bay Bullfrogs to win 7-2. The Frogs struck first for an RBI double by Zac Pepinski (Nebraska) in the bottom of the second. That would be all the runs starter Jack Garanth (Davenport MI)) would allow in seven innings of work for Rockford. John Rave (Illinois State) scored the first run for the Rivets in the fifth from a sac fly. Rockford responded two innings later to take the lead and break the game open with six runs. Green Bay committed two errors in the inning which resulted in two unearned runs scoring from a Neal Tyrell (Lewis) single to get things going. JC DeMuri (Quincy) hit a three-run shot in the next at bat and an RBI single brought in one more. Green Bay wouldn’t go away as they scored once in the bottom of the ninth from a bases loaded walk. Dylan Stutsman (Indianapolis) then came into pick up the final two outs.
Kenosha 9, Kalamazoo 6
The Kenosha Kingfish hold off a late rally by the Kalamazoo Growlers to win 9-6. Derek Bangert (Bradley) put the Kingfish on the board first with a two-out two-run double in the first. Matt Koehler (Western Carolina) gave the Growlers the lead in the third from a three-run home run. Kenosha was quick to answer and tie the game in the fourth from an RBI single. Jack Yalowitz (Illinois) gave the Kingfish the lead in the fifth when he scored from a sac fly. Kalamazoo tied the game once again with a run in the sixth from an error by the shortstop. The Kingfish went up three then in the seventh with two runs coming from a Tim Millard (Dallas Baptist) home run. Kenosha got two more in the eighth, but Kalamazoo wouldn’t go away as they answered for one in the bottom half. Ryan Mergener (Wayne State) hit a double in the bottom of the ninth to bring the Growlers within three, but Justin Hasek (Galveston CC) hung in for a three inning save.
Madison 6, Battle Creek 1
The Madison Mallards only allow one run late to the Battle Creek Bombers in a 6-1 victory. The Mallards scored first in the opening inning when Jeffrey Mitchell Jr. (California) knocked in an RBI double. Madison got two more in the second from back-to-back RBI singles. The Mallards extended their lead in the fourth with three from a bases loaded walk and two more RBI from Mitchell. The Bombers got their only run of the game in the eighth when JD Mundy (Virginia Tech) drove in Alex Howard (Arkansas State) from a double. David Stover (Marietta) appeared in his eighth game and pitched a scoreless ninth to secure the win.
Postponed to: June 25, 6:05 PM
Postponed to: June 29, 11:05 AM
Lakeshore 9, Fond du Lac 7 (Game 2)
The Lakeshore Chinooks needed one extra inning to pull ahead and defeat the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 9-7. Both teams traded RBI singles in the opening inning as Rylan Thomas (Central Florida) drove in one for the Chinooks and Luke Mangieri (Bradley) delivered for the Spiders. Fondy answered for one more in the second to take the lead. The Spiders extended that lead with three more in the fourth when Carson Bartels (Heartland CC) opened the inning with a single and scored from a double. The Chinooks fought back to come within one with three runs in the fifth which started from an RBI double by Royce Ando (Michigan State). The Spiders managed to get one in the bottom half, but Lakeshore took the lead with another three spot in the sixth. Caleb Dean (Lamar) scored his second of the game to put Lakeshore ahead. Collin Ridout (Tennessee Wesleyan) would then eventually force extras for Fondy as he scored on a wild pitch. In the tenth, Matt Burch drove in the eventual game winner for Lakeshore as two unearned runs came around from an error by the left fielder.
Schedule for June 18:
Fond du Lac @ Lakeshore (1:35 PM)
Eau Claire @ Thunder Bay (1:35 PM)
Rochester @ Waterloo (2:05 PM)
Madison @ Battle Creek (2:05 PM)
Wisconsin Rapids @ Wisconsin (3:05 PM)
Kenosha @ Kalamazoo (3:05 PM)
Duluth @ Bismarck (3:05 PM)
Rockford @ Green Bay (3:05 PM)
La Crosse @ St. Cloud (4:05 PM)
Willmar @ Mankato (6:05 PM)