Published On: July 30th, 2017

With an Eau Claire loss and Mankato win, the MoonDogs held a lead in both the second half and overall standings. Rockford won their third in a run as Battle Creek lost to give the Rivets a game lead in the second half standings and the Bombers are 5.5 back from Rapids in the overall standings.

Rockford 12, Wisconsin 6 (Game 1)

The Rockford Rivets tied it in the sixth and took the lead in the seventh as they went on to defeat the Wisconsin Woodchucks 12-6. Rockford took the first lead in the fourth from three runs including two from a dinger by Hunter Feduccia (LSU). The Chucks took the lead then in the fifth as they got their own home run when Chad Fleischman (Lamar) drove three in. The Rivets tied it in the sixth from a double and then took the lead from a home run by Patrick Loeffler (Indiana). The Rivets went deep again in the eighth as Bren Spillane (Illinois) drove three in, but Wisconsin got one in the bottom half. The Rivets got one more in the top of the ninth and Nick Drahozal (Nebraska-Omaha) pitched a perfect ninth to end the game.

Rochester 8, La Crosse 15

The La Crosse Loggers poured it on the Rochester Honkers all game as they won 15-8. The Loggers got a pair of runs in the second and in the third to take an early lead. The Honkers took the lead with six in the fifth which started from four straight RBI singles that was started by Zach Zubia (Texas). Rochester got one more in the sixth as the Loggers scored three times in the sixth including a solo shot by Ryan Mantle (Jefferson CC). The Loggers hit two more out in the seventh as Korey Lee (California) led off the inning with a home run and David Villar (South Florida) hit a grand slam. La Crosse got another three in the eighth, gave up one in the ninth, but got the final man to strikeout to end the game.

Lakeshore 8, Wisconsin Rapids 7

The Lakeshore Chinooks held off a late surge from the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters as they won the game 8-7. Rapids held a lead after the first as they got two and held the Chinooks to one, but Lakeshore went up five in the second from six runs. Matthew Mika (Central Florida) doubled in two to start things as the came home on a bases clearing triple. Both teams traded runs in the third Rapids came within three in the seventh. The Rafters tried to win the game in the bottom of the ninth from a sac flyout and bases loaded walk, but the final guy grounded out to end the game.

Mankato 13, Thunder Bay 8

The Mankato MoonDogs used the final two innings to pull ahead for good and defeated the Thunder Bay Border Cats. Thunder Bay got their first in the bottom half of the opening inning form an RBI single by Brendan Dougherty (Bradley). The MoonDogs then tied it in the next inning from a sac flyout, and took the lead with two in the third. The Border Cats got three in the as Dougherty drove in two more from a single, but Mankato got three of their own in the sixth including two from a Jake Shepski (Notre Dame) double. Mankato then pulled ahead with their five-run eighth on which three scored on one at bat with one from a wild pitch and two on a RBI single by Logan Busch (NDSU). Shepski added two in the ninth from the long ball, but Thunder Bay got four in the bottom half which included two bases loaded walks and an error. That wasn’t enough as the final guy lined out to end the game.

St. Cloud 10, Duluth 3 (Game 1)

The St. Cloud Rox started the scoring in the fifth and never looked back as they defeated the Duluth Huskies 10-3. The Rox started their four-run inning from an RBI single by Brendan Illies (UNC). He scored then in the sixth from an RBI single and St. Cloud poured it on for five in the seventh which featured another RBI single by Illies. Duluth wouldn’t go away as Kyle Hubbuch (North Alabama) started a three-run inning with an RBI single and then came home on a single. The Rox bounced back though and got the final guy to ground out to end the game.

Green Bay 7, Kenosha 3

The Green Bay Bullfrogs gave up three early, but closed out the game with six in the final to defeat the Kenosha Kingfish 7-3. Kenosha got the first two from an RBI ground out and a wild pitch as Jesse Wilkening (Nebraska) drove in one from a single. The Frogs got their first from a wild pitch in the fourth, and then two more in the seventh including an RBI single by Mikey Filia (UC Irvine). An error and bases loaded walk scored a pair in the eighth and an RBI double by Willie Bourbon (Northwestern) gave Green Bay the eventual final score.

Battle Creek 3, Madison 13

The Madison Mallards used a seven-run seventh to defeat the Battle Creek Bombers 13-3. Madison scored three times in the second which included a two-run single by Maverick Handley (Stanford). The Mallards got another in the sixth and then went off in the seventh. The Bombers got two in the top half before three straight came home on bases loaded walks in the bottom half which also included an error and two-run single by Zac Taylor (Illinois). Madison got another two in the eighth as Cody Hawken (Portland) kept Battle Creek in the game from a run, but the final guy struck out to end the game.

Bismarck 0, Waterloo 5

The Waterloo Bucks shutout the Bismarck Larks 5-0 after getting five scoreless from starter Zachary Patterson (Arkansas State). Waterloo put up three in the second which included a two-run single by Nicola Mislinski (San Diego). The Bucks got another in the seventh from a bases loaded walk and preserved the shutout victory with four pitchers out of their bullpen.

Willmar 7, Eau Claire 1

The Willmar Stingers traded runs with the Eau Calire Express in the first and then went on for six unanswered to win the game. The Stingers broke the 1-1 tie in the fourth from a two-run triple by Harrison Schnurbusch (Central Missouri State) and an RBI single later. Willmar got three more in the fifth which two featured bases loaded walks and Corey Binger (Nebraska-Omaha) pitched the final six scoreless to end the game.

Rockford, 2 Wisconsin 0 (Game 2) (7 Innings)

The Rockford Rivets used two pitchers to shutout the Wisconsin Woodchucks and win 2-0 in a seven-inning game. Rockford got their first in the third from an RBI double by Bren Spillane (Illinois). Brynn Martinez (Quincy) doubled in an unearned run in the fourth which ended up being the final score as Matt Vanek (UW-Milwaukee) and Josh Peterson (Ohio) kept the Chucks scoreless.

Fond du Lac 2, Kalamazoo 5

The Kalamazoo Growlers took the lead in the sixth and never looked back as they defeated the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 5-2. Fondy got their first in the fourth when Brandon Wulff (Stanford) led off the inning with a dinger. Kalamazoo then took the lead with a two-run single by Jeff Riedel (Ball State) in the sixth. The Growlers got another three in the eighth and held off a late rally in the final inning from a solo shot by Luke Mangieri (Bradley) as they won the game by retiring the side.

Duluth 4, St. Cloud 3 (Game 2) (7 Innings)

The Duluth Huskies used a three-run third inning and defeated the St. Cloud Rox 4-3 in a seven-inning game. With the Huskies already up 1-0, Rob Emery (San Francisco) went deep for three more runs in the third. The Rox had their own big inning when Daniel Schneemann (BYU) singled in a run to start a three-run fifth. Duluth then managed to not allow any more damage in the final two innings.




Schedule for July 30:

La Crosse @ Rochester

Mankato @ Thunder Bay

Bismarck @ Waterloo

Fond du Lac @ Kalamazoo

Rockford @ Wisconsin

Lakeshore @ Wisconsin Rapids

Green Bay @ Kenosha

Battle Creek @ Madison

Duluth @ St. Cloud

Willmar @ Eau Claire

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