The Waterloo Bucks Explode for 18 Runs Over Rochester
Waterloo put up 18 runs against Rochester and St. Cloud got shutout by Eau Claire. Mankato won their fourth in a row to give them a half game lead for first in the second half and put them two games back in the overall standings. Rapids snapped their losing streak to put them back in first place for both standings. The Kenosha Kingfish won number four in a row as they now sit 5.5 back from the Rafters in the overall standings.
Madison 10, Lakeshore 0
The Madison Mallards used two pitchers to shutout the Lakeshore Chinooks tonight as they won 10-0. Madison got on the board in the second when Brock Weimer (SIUE) hit a three-run shot. The Mallards scored another three runs in the third as Cade Bunnell (Madison College) cleared the bases with a double. Madison had another three-run at bat in the sixth when Jeffrey Mitchell Jr. (California) sent three home on an error as he advanced on an error. Madison then put up number 10 in the seventh from an RBI groundout. Simon Rosenblum-Larson (Harvard) started from Madison and threw five scoreless for the win and Matt McCarty (Louisville) threw the final four scoreless for the save.
Wisconsin 4, Rockford 11
The Rockford Rivets scored early and often as they went on to defeat the Wisconsin Woodchucks 11-4. Both teams traded runs in the first inning as James Davison (Miami) scored on a sac fly for the Chucks and Hunter Feduccia (LSU) scored on a sac fly for the Rivets. They traded runs again in the third when Tristan Clarke (New Orleans) doubled in a run for Wisconsin and Feduccia scored on a bases loaded walk. Rockford finally took the lead in the fourth with a pair of runs on a double by Feduccia as he scored from a bases loaded walk. Feduccia delivered again with an RBI single in the fifth and three more came in the sixth from an error and a single. The Chucks put one up in the seventh from an RBI double by Brylie Ware (Oklahoma). Rockford then responded with three more in the bottom half from another error and two RBI singles. Wisconsin wouldn’t go away as Ware knocked in another one in the top of the ninth, but the last two out of three batter got out to end the game.
Rochester 4, Waterloo 18
The Waterloo Bucks exploded for 18 runs on 17 hits as they defeated the Rochester Honkers 18-4. The Bucks scored first with a run in the second when Deion Thompson (Western Illinois) hit an RBI double. Rochester actually took the lead with four in the top of the third from a two-RBI double by Ryan Fitzpatrick (UC Irvine) and a two-run single by Kenyon Yovan (Oregon). The Bucks then put up seven in the bottom half and never looked back. Thompson added to his game total as he hit a three-run home run. Waterloo got a pair in the sixth from two errors and another two in the seventh from an RBI single. The Bucks hung a seven spot in the eighth which started from a two-run double by Joe Genord (South Florida). Another error scored Genord while back-to-back doubles scored three more and a sac fly sent in the seventh. Rochester led off the ninth with a walk, but the next two out of three struck out to end the game.
Eau Claire 5, St. Cloud 0
The Eau Claire Express got eight scoreless innings from Gerry Salisbury (Ohio) as they defeated the St. Cloud Rox 5-0. The Express got on the board in the third from an RBI double by Zach Ashford (Fresno State). Eau Claire put up two more in the fifth when Ashford delivered again and Zach Gilles (Central Michigan) scored on an RBI ground out. The Express then got another pair in the sixth from a double by Scott Ogrin (Cal Poly). Salisbury only allowed four hits and two walks while striking out seven for his third win of the season. Chase Dreger (Colby CC) then came on for his ninth appearance and pitched a scoreless ninth to end the game.
Bismarck 2, Thunder Bay 5
The Thunder Bay Border Cats allowed two early, but came back in the sixth for five and defeated the Bismarck Larks 5-2. Bismarck’s first started when Connor Perry singled and he came around to score on a two-run single by Scooter Bynum (Northern Illinois). Patrick Ryan (Iona) got the start for Thunder Bay and settled in for five more scoreless innings. Carson Smith (Bethel) started for the Larks and pitched scoreless baseball until the Border Cats got to him in the sixth. Thunder Bay got things going when Noah Strohl (Grossmont) singled in a run and Branden Mosley (Southeast Missouri) drove in three from the long ball. Gabriel Lozada (Hillsborough CC) then drove in number five from an RBI single. Ryan picked up his first win of the season as Jesse Bogacz (Kenyon) threw two scoreless and Evan Johnson (Creighton) converted the save in the ninth.
Duluth 9, Willmar 7
The Duluth Huskies held off a late rally by the Willmar Stingers as they went on to win 9-7. The Stingers got on the board with two in the third after Tyler Murray (Hawaii) hit a solo home run and Josh Bissonette (Baylor) singled in a run. Duluth took the lead with five in the fourth as Chase Strumpf (UCLA) got things started from an RBI single. An RBI single by Alex Abercrombie (NDSU) and an error scored three in one at bat which was followed by him scoring on a sac fly. The Huskies got another four in the sixth as Strumpf started things with a leadoff home run. Willmar then scored two unearned runs in the seventh and held on until the bottom of the ninth. They put up three which included an RBI single by Bissonette, but Duluth got the final two to strike out to end the game.
Wisconsin Rapids 10, Green Bay 7
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters took the lead in the top of the ninth as they went on to defeat the Green Bay Bullfrogs 10-7. Both teams traded runs in the opening inning Nick Anderson (Texas A&M-CC) came home on a sac fly for Rapids and Alonzo Jones (Vanderbilt) scored on a ground out for the Frogs. Green Bay got two more in the second from a triple by Jones and four in the third three-RBI singles and an error. Rapids came within three in the sixth and tied it up in the seventh with another three spot. Scott Kapers (Valparaiso) scored on a sac fly to give the Rafters the lead in the ninth which was followed by an RBI single and another sac fly. After Jack Eagan’s (Madison College) second rough outing, three relievers threw 6.1 scoreless for Rapids as Layne Henderson (Azusa Pacific) picked up his 11th save.
Kalamazoo 1, Kenosha 7
The Kenosha Kingfish held the Kalamazoo Growlers to just one inning of scoring as they won 7-1. The Kingfish scored right away in the bottom half of the opening inning as Connor Doyle (San Diego) came home on an error by the catcher. Kalamazoo tied the game in the second on a double by Jason Sullivan (Central Michigan), but Kenosha was quick to answer in the bottom half. Ben Troike (Illinois) got the four-run inning started with a single. Two wild pitches and an RBI ground out scored three more. Doyle scored again in the fourth form a wild pitch and added another in the sixth from an RBI double. After Zach Stromberg (Boston College) gave up the one early run, he settled in for 5.1 while picking up his third win. Cole Erickson and Ben Lynam (Parkland CC) pitched a combined 3.2 scoreless on only two hits while striking out five to end the game.
Fond du Lac 3, Battle Creek 1
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders broke a tie in the fifth and tacked on one more in the seventh as they defeated the Battle Creek Bombers 3-1. Fondy scored right away as Brandon Wulff (Stanford) singled in a run in the opening inning. Cody Hawken (Portland) tied the game for Battle Creek in the second from his own RBI single. Thomas Luevano (Creighton) singled to give the Spiders the lead back in the fifth and a wild pitch tacked on an insurance run. Jacob Barton (Mississippi State) got the start, threw five, gave up the one run which was unearned and picked up his second win. Jon Mierzwa (Catholic) threw the final four scoreless for his first save of the season.
La Crosse 5, Mankato 6
The Mankato MoonDogs broke a tie in the bottom of the seventh as they went on to defeat the La Crosse Loggers 6-5. The Loggers scored right away when Mitchell Morimoto (Arizona) scored on an RBI ground out. Mankato came back to tie the game in the bottom of the second from an RBI single by Alvaro Rubalcaba (CSUN). The MoonDogs took the lead with three in the third from three straight singles by Kenton Crews (Evansville), Jake Ortega (Cal State Bakersfield) and Rubalcaba. The Loggers got one back in the fourth and came within one in the fifth when Cameron Blake (Texas A&M) and Morimoto scored on sac flyouts. Garrett Christman (Butler) hit a solo home run to put Mankato up, but Daniel Amaral (UCLA) scored in the bottom half to put Mankato up for good.
Schedule for July 15:
Waterloo @ Mankato (6:05 PM)
Eau Claire @ La Crosse (6:05 PM)
Bismarck @ Thunder Bay (6:05 PM)
Willmar @ St. Cloud (6:05 PM)
Rockford @ Wisconsin Rapids (6:05 PM)
Green Bay @ Lakeshore (6:35 PM)
Madison @ Kenosha (6:35 PM)
Wisconsin @ Battle Creek (7:05 PM)
Duluth @ Rochester (7:05 PM)
Fond du Lac @ Kalamazoo (7:05 PM)