The La Crosse Loggers added dramatic highlights tonight when Jordan Holladay went deep in the bottom of the 10th inning. Weather played a role for the first time this summer. A few games were delayed and one will be suspended until July. All of the details are below:
Lakeshore 12, Kalamazoo 2
The Lakeshore Chinooks went off for nine runs in the top of the ninth and defeated the Kalamazoo Growlers 12-2. Kalamazoo got on the board first in the bottom of the second after scoring on a sac fly. The Growlers went up 2-0 in the next inning from a solo home run by Donald Ring (Hillsdale). Lakeshore finally got on the board in the fourth when Cole Turney (Arkansas) led things off with a home run. The Chinooks took the lead in the fifth with a pair of runs. Nate Odahl (Carthage) pitched five innings, only gave up the two runs on four hits and himself the win. The Chinooks offense wasn’t done as they got the big inning from six hits, two errors and a three-run double by DJ Lee (Richmond). Which made way for an easy, comfortable ninth-inning lead.
Wisconsin Rapids 3, Madison 1
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters responded with a great pitching performance from three players as they defeated the Madison Mallards 3-1. Rapids got on the board in the third from an error. They went up by two in the fifth when Jordan Larson (Northern Illinois) hit an RBI single. Trevor Schwecke (UW-Milwaukee) homered in the bottom of the sixth for Madison, but Mason McReaken (SIUE) came in relief and converted the save for the Rafters. Madison booted the ball around again which tacked on one more insurance run for Rapids.
Battle Creek 5, Kenosha 0 (2 Innings)
Suspended to July 26
Fond du Lac 0, Wisconsin 3
The Wisconsin Woodchucks got some stellar pitching by four guys tonight as they went on to defeat the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 3-0. The Woodchucks scored a pair in the second from an error and single by Payton Nelson (UWSP). The Chucks would go onto capitalize from another Spiders error in the fourth which would ultimately be the final score. Jon Young (Indiana Wesleyan) picked up a nice four scoreless innings in relief for Fondy. Alec Abdalah (Los Angeles Harbor) started for the Woodchucks and gave them six innings, six hits and seven strikeouts for his first win of the season.
Green Bay 1, Rockford 6
The Rockford Rivets make it two-in-a-run as they defeated the Green Bay Bullfrogs 6-1. The Rivets got on the board with an RBI single by Garrett Goetz (Waubonsee CC). The Frogs managed to tie the game on an RBI single by Leo Perez (Texas Corpus Christi). Rockford quickly got the lead back in the bottom half from a pass ball. Joey Butler (Illinois State) led off the next inning with a solo shot which started a four-run inning for the Rivets. Chase Kueter (Dubuque) got the start for Rockford and threw six innings and only gave up one run on six hits while striking out six. Nathan Schneiderman (Dubuque) came in relief and picked up the three inning save.
Waterloo 2, La Crosse 3 (10 Innings)
The La Crosse Loggers picked up the first walk-off of the season as they defeated the Waterloo Bucks 3-2. The Starters were settled in early until each team traded two runs in the fourth. Waterloo took advantage of two La Crosse errors in the top half. The Loggers then tied the game in the bottom half from a home run by Bryce Blaum (Texas A&M). The Bucks got great work from Karl Hirsch (Quincy) out of the pen while the Loggers got Derek Lieurance (Iowa) to keep things scoreless. Both teams went scoreless in the ninth and Waterloo failed to put anything up in the tenth. With one out and nobody on, Jordan Holladay (South Carolina) hit a walk-off home run.
Eau Claire 5, Rochester 8
The Rochester Honkers used a big fifth inning to overcome the Eau Claire Express and win the game 8-5. Eau Claire got on the board first right away on an RBI ground out. Rochester took the lead in the third with a pair of runs from two errors. The Express took advantage of errors in the fourth with three runs. The Honkers came within one in the bottom half, but Devon Garcia (Ohio) homered in the sixth for Eau Claire. Rochester finally came up with a big inning, took the lead and never looked back. Casey Dunlap (Point Loma Nazarene) had a big four RBI game and three came from a double which propelled the Honkers to victory.
Duluth 3, Mankato 2
The Duluth Huskies came back to tie it and take the lead in the eighth inning in a 3-2 victory over the Mankato MoonDogs. Both teams jumped on the board in the fourth. Ben McClain (Arkansas) hit an RBI single for Duluth while Josh Elvir (Houston) did so for Mankato. Elvir scored on an RBI single in the seventh to give Mankato the one-run lead. Duluth responded in a big way from an RBI single by Bradley Norton (Nevada) to tie things up and a wild pitch for the eventual game-winner.
St. Cloud 1, Willmar 2
Willmar scored early and held onto a 1-run lead after the sixth and defeated the St. Cloud Rox 2-1. The Stingers got their first in the third from an RBI single by Richie Garcia (Florida Gulf Coast). Willmar got another RBI single in the next inning to take a two-run lead. Louie Varland (Concordia-St. Paul) pitched six innings for Willmar, only allowed one earned on three hits while striking out 11. The one run came in the sixth when Ryan Lillard (Arizona State) went deep to lead off the inning. The Willmar bullpen finished off the final three innings to secure the win.
Thunder Bay 1, Bismarck 10
The Bismarck Larks jumped on the board right away and never looked back in a 10-1 defeat of Thunder Bay. Cuz Daddario (Cal State-Northridge) set the tone early for the Larks on the mound by throwing 7.2, only allowing one run, unearned on three hits while striking out eight. The Larks really got things going during Kyle Stevens’ (Murray State) at bat which scored two runs on an error. Wyatt Ulrich (Saint Johns) was the last to contribute as he picked up one of his two RBI in the game. Stevens delivered again with a solo blast in a two-run second. Bismarck did it again in the fourth, but Thunder Bay picked one up in the sixth from an error. The Larks got the run back from an RBI by Ulrich and the final 1.1 scoreless thanks to the bullpen.
Schedule for May 31:
Kalamazoo @ Battle Creek (11:05 AM)
Rochester @ Waterloo (6:35PM)
Wisconsin Rapids @ Wisconsin (6:35 PM)
Lakeshore @ Kenosha (6:35 PM)
Rockford @ Fond du Lac (6:35 PM)
Duluth @ Bismarck (7:05PM)
Eau Claire @ La Crosse (7:05 PM)
St. Cloud @ Mankato (7:05 PM)
Thunder Bay @ Willmar (7:05 PM)
Madison @ Green Bay (7:05 PM)