The St. Cloud Rox won their fourth straight game and took a half game lead in the North as the Waterloo Bucks lost their third straight. The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters still hold a 4.5 game lead over the Kenosha Kingfish. Kenosha won a key game over Rockford to move into second while sending the Rivets to fourth.
La Crosse 9, Waterloo 6
The La Crosse Loggers hold off a late rally by the Waterloo Bucks and win 9-6. The Loggers scored first in the second when Kennie Taylor (Duke) came home from a wild pitch. La Crosse then poured on five more in the third. David Villar (South Florida) started thing with an RBI single and later scored from a sac fly. The Bucks committed two errors in the inning that brought in two more. Waterloo got on the board with two in the bottom half that got started with an RBI double by Dalton Hurd (Seattle). Grant Judkins (Iowa) added one more in the fifth for La Crosse from a solo home run. La Crosse proceeded to get single runs in the next two innings to build their lead to seven. The Bucks wouldn’t go away as they battled in the eighth. The first of two errors in the inning brought in Tyler Stover (Louisiana-Lafayette). A sac fly and a double brought in two more while another error scored number four. Hunter Davis (Duke) came in for the Loggers, pitched the final 1.2 to end the game.
Battle Creek 5, Lakeshore 0 4th Inning
Postponed to: August 10, 3:30. Will be completed to nine innings. The scheduled game will be only seven.
Thunder Bay 6, Duluth 11
The Duluth Huskies tacked on seven runs late to go on and defeat the Thunder Bay Border Cats 11-6. The Huskies scored first in the bottom half of the opening inning when Camryn Williams (Dallas Baptist) scored an unearned from a sac fly. Williams then reached in the third from a single, advanced on a wild pitch and scored from a double. The Border Cats finally scored in the fourth as they tied the game when Kevin Biondic (Maryland) came home from a wild pitch and an Alex Sanchez (Miami) RBI double. An RBI double and single gave the Huskies the lead back in the fifth, but an RBI double tied it again for Thunder Bay. Williams delivered once more in the bottom half with a two-run double while two more RBI doubles scored to give the Huskies a two-run lead. Duluth added three more in the seventh, but Thunder Bay wasn’t done. Colton Thomas (South Alabama) hit an RBI triple and he scored from a single. Austin Truso (North Dakota State) then settled in to get the next three batters out to end the game.
Rochester 6, Eau Claire 1
The Rochester Honkers held the Eau Claire Express to just three hits in their 6-1 victory. The Honkers were on the board first when Konnor Zickefoose (UC Irvine) hit an RBI single and later scored from another RBI single. The Express reached the scoreboard in the third when Justin Evans (Columbus State) scored on a stolen base and error by the catcher. That would be it for Eau Claire as Rochester got another in the sixth and three more in the eighth including a two-run double from Morgan McCullough (Oregon). Starter Eddie Mathis (Bellarmine) threw seven, gave up only the one run on one hit while striking out eight and picked up his second win of the season.
Kalamazoo 4, Wisconsin 5
The Wisconsin Woodchucks scored three runs late to pull ahead of the Kalamazoo Growlers and win 5-4. The Growlers scored first in the top of the second when Jason Sullivan (Central Michigan) scored an unearned run from an error by the first basemen. Aaron Soucy (Boston College) then responded to give the Chucks a one run lead in the bottom half with a two-run home run. Kalamazoo was quick to tie the game from an RBI fielder’s choice in the third. The Growlers took the lead in the fifth and extended it to one with another in the sixth. Down one in the bottom of the eighth, Stevie Mangrum (Virginia Tech) tied it with an RBI triple and scored from an error to take the lead. Ivan Nunez (Hillsborough CC) then hit an RBI double which would go onto be the final score for the Woodchucks as Orsen Joesphona (Hillsborough CC) converted his eighth save of the season.
Mankato 0, Bismarck 3
The Bismarck Larks shutout the Mankato MoonDogs tonight from a stellar outing from starter Micah Beyer (Biola). The Larks jumped on board first in the third when Mitch Gallagher (Xavier) knocked in Quinn Irey (Jamestown) from a single. The next batter, Austin Paschke (Faulkner), hit a two-run shot to put Bismarck up by three. From there, both teams went scoreless for the rest of the game. The MoonDogs actually had more baserunners and tied the Larks with four hits. Brett Newberg (Austin Peay) threw four scoreless innings after the three-run third, but didn’t get any run support. Beyer threw eight scoreless, allowed four hits on two walks while striking out 14 to win his second game of the season.
St. Cloud 9, Willmar 5
The St. Cloud Rox scored eight runs in consecutive innings to defeat the Willmar Stingers 9-5. The Rox scored first in the top half of the opening inning when Shane Selman (McNeese State) hit an RBI single. The Stingers answered to take the lead in the bottom half when they put up three which started from two unearned runs scoring by Brady Shockey (USC) and Marcus Still (New Mexico State). Willmar added two more in the second, but that would be it for them. Mason Mamarella (Kent State) started the first four run inning for the Rox in the fifth from an RBI single. Matthew Tarantino (Pacific) then hit a two-run home run. Mamarella then hit another two-run double in the sixth to get things going again for four. The Rox got four scoreless from their bullpen and only allowed one walk to end the game.
Green Bay 1, Wisconsin Rapids 9
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters put up 13 hits while defeating the Green Bay Bullfrogs 9-1 tonight. The Frogs were on the board first when Kyle Benyo (Youngstown State) drove in Alonzo Jones (Vanderbilt) from a sac fly. Christian Jones (Campbell) answered for Rapids in the bottom half with a three-run home run. The Rafters answered for two more in the third when Jones drove in a run from a single and Jake Guenther (Sacramento City CC) hit his own RBI single. Guenther then hit a two-run shot in the fifth to increase Rapids’ lead. The Rafters added two more in the eighth from a Nick Anderson (Texas A&M-CC) solo home run and Bryson Stott (UNLV) scoring from a sac fly. The Rapids bullpen threw the final 3.2 scoreless to secure the win.
Rockford 2, Kenosha 5
The Kenosha Kingfish score all their runs in the fifth and hold off the Rockford Rivets for a 5-2 victory. The Rivets jumped on board first in the second when JC DeMuri (Quincy) scored on a wild pitch. DeMuri then scored the second run for Rockford in the fourth from a double. Kenosha then answered in the bottom of the fifth for five. Anthony Warneke (San Diego City) hit an RBI single to get things going and he later scored from a sac fly. The fifth run later came from a sac fly which would go onto be the final score. After giving up two runs in the first four, starter Michael Costanzo (Austin Peay) threw two scoreless to pick up his second win of the season.
Fond du Lac 2, Madison 7
The Madison Mallards pulled ahead in the fourth and never looked back as they defeated the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 7-2. Madison scored first in the opening inning when Cole Daily (Notre Dame) scored from a fielder’s choice. Andrew Bullock (Western Carolina) tied the game for the Spiders in the second from a solo shot. Madison pulled ahead in the third from an RBI single by Angel Camacho (Jacksonville), and extended their lead for three in the fourth. Madison scored from two errors, a single and a double. Daily tacked on insurance run in the eighth from a double and later scored on a fielder’s choice which would go onto be the final score.
Schedule for June 23:
Green Bay @ Rockford (6:35 PM)
Kalamazoo @ Fond du Lac (6:35 PM)
Waterloo @ Duluth (6:35 PM)
Madison @ Lakeshore (6:35 PM)
Wisconsin @ Kenosha (7:05 PM)
Bismarck @ Mankato (7:05 PM)
Eau Claire @ Rochester (7:05 PM)
La Crosse @ Willmar (7:05 PM)
Wisconsin Rapids @ Battle Creek (7:05 PM)
St. Cloud @ Thunder Bay (7:35 PM)