Published On: June 3rd, 2018

The Northwoods League saw three walk-off runs again today. The Huskies walked it off against Eau Claire from a bases clearing triple. The Woodchucks then got one from an single and the Chinooks led off the bottom of the ninth with a dinger.



Wisconsin Rapids 13, Green Bay 1

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters used big third and seventh innings to defeat the Green Bay Bullfrogs 13-1. Rapids jumped on the board first in the second inning from an RBI double by Jake Dunham (Northern Illinois). The first big third inning produced fives run on two hits and one error. The Frogs scored their one run in the bottom half from an RBI triple by Riley Mihalik (Rider). The seventh run produced four with two coming from a long ball by Steven Rivas (Long Beach State). Robertson connected with another RBI-base hit in the eighth and the Rafters got one in the ninth to add three more in the final two. Jake Cook (Birmingham Southern) got the start and Kyle Hodgson (Framingham State) came in relief to give Rapids the win.
Kalamazoo 6, Battle Creek 3

The Kalamazoo Growlers got a pair of runs in three consecutive innings to defeat the Battle Creek Bombers 6-3. The Bombers got two in the opening inning from a Connor Bailey (Willamette) single. Kalamazoo tied it in the second inning which was started by Michael Maclean (Wayne State). The Growlers took the lead in the third with two from a base-knock by Zach Daniels (Tennessee). The Bombers got one in the bottom half, but the Growlers got another two-run single. Mason Shinabery (Huntington) threw five innings of relief, allowed nothing on two hits while striking out four.

Fond du Lac 1, Madison 3

The Madison Mallards managed runs in three consecutive innings to go ahead and defeat the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 3-1. Jon Young (Indiana Wesleyan) started for Fondy and threw 4.2 scoreless. Ryan Kuitt (Illinois) went 5.1 for the Mallards, but allowed an RBI double by Chris Ayers (Indiana State) before being pulled. The Mallards tied it in the bottom half from an RBI single by Jayse McLean (NDSU). Madison took the lead when Tyler Plantier (Richmond) doubled in a run and tacked on an insurance run in the sixth while the bullpen shutdown the final 3.2.

Mankato 5, Thunder Bay 2

The Mankato MoonDogs held off a late threat by the Thunder Bay Border Cats and won the game 5-2. Mankato jumped on the board right away in the opening inning from an RBI single by Kay MacDonald (Arkansas State). MacDonald delivered again with another RBI in the fourth as Mankato tacked on two more. The MooDogs got one more in the sixth on a wild pitch, but the Border Cats scored in the bottom half. The MoonDogs got a key insurance run in the top of the ninth as the Border Cats scored once in the bottom half from an RBI single, but the next guy grounded out to end the game.

Willmar 5, Waterloo 1

The Willmar Stingers took the lead in the sixth and tacked on insurance runs in the seventh to defeat the Waterloo Bucks 5-1. Both teams traded runs in the third. The Stingers scored on an error while Waterloo crossed the plate on a double by Ryan Gonzalez (Incarnate Word). Willmar took the lead on an RBI single by Keaunu Dizor (San Diego Mesa). Jayson Newman (Cal-State Northridge) then went deep to put the Stingers up four in the seventh. Nick Dentoni (Delta College) got the start for Willmar and threw five while Jake Marsh (Bethel) struck out four in two innings.

Eau Claire 7, Duluth 8

The Duluth Huskies were the second team on the day to win in walk-off form as they defeated the Eau Claire Express 8-7. The Express were on the board first in the second Adam Krajewski (St. Thomas) came home. The Huskies took the lead with a pair from a base-knock by Chris Gilbody (Georgetown College). Duluth added one in the third, but Eau Claire tied it in the fifth from a dinger by Nic Ready (Air Force). The Huskies retook the lead in the bottom of the sixth. Then Eau Claire went off for four in the seventh which was started by a two-run double by Devon Garcia (Ohio). Duluth came within two in the seventh. The Huskies then loaded the bases in the bottom of the ninth and Augie Isaacson (Friends) cleared them with a triple to win the game.

Kenosha 1, Wisconsin 2

The Wisconsin Woodchucks walked it off in the bottom of the ninth and defeated the Kenosha Kingfish 2-1. Jake Gross (Northwood) threw five solid innings for the Woodchucks. He struck out six hitters, but got into some trouble and allowed a run due to an error. Denson Hull (Creighton) threw 5.2 scoreless for the Kingfish on five hits while striking out nine batters. The Chucks got to the Kingfish bullpen in the eighth on an RBI double by Peter Ahn (Michigan State). Isaac Quinoes (Miami) then delivered with two guys on and no outs with a single in the bottom of the ninth which scored the game-winner.

Bismarck 2, St. Cloud 4

The St. Cloud Rox held off a late threat from the Bismarck Larks and won the game 4-2. The Rox got on the board first in the third from an RBI single by Gus Steiger (South Dakota State). Jack Cushing (Georgetown) threw six innings, allowed three hits, struck out seven and just gave up one run in his final inning of work. The Larks got Wyatt Ulrich (St. John’s) to drive in a run form a single. St. Cloud though responded back with two in the bottom half. The Rox then got another in the seventh. Ulrich delivered again in the top of the ninth, but the next guy struck out to end the game.

Rochester 10, La Crosse 2

The Rochester Honkers scored five run in the final two innings to defeat the La Crosse Loggers 10-2. Both teams traded runs in the first. Derek Scott led off the game with a home run for Rochester. Korey Lee (California) then tied it with an RBI single for the Loggers. The Honkers then went ahead by four in the fourth. Hunter Spencer (Bellarmine) threw the first five for Rochester and only gave up the one run. Ryan Dorney (St. Martins) pitched the next three and gave up nothing. The Honkers’ big insurance runs came in the eighth and ninth. La Crosse managed to push one more over the plate in the bottom of the ninth, but the next guy grounded out to end the game.

Rockford 4, Lakeshore 5

The third walk-off victory came when the Lakeshore Chinooks did it to the Rockford Rivets in a 5-4 game. The Rivets got on the board in the second inning on three RBI singles which was started from Tim Lilly (Villanova). DJ Lee (Richmond) tripled in the third inning to give the Chinooks a run. Rockford scored their fourth on a wild pitch in the fourth. Lakeshore finally got a big inning and tied it up in the eighth from their second triple of the game by Jake Thompson (Palomar). Lakeshore made a move to pinch Cole Turney (Arkansas) to lead off the bottom of the ninth. He then took the Rivets deep for a walk-off home run.


Schedule for June 4:

Wisconsin @ Fond du Lac (11:35 AM)

St. Cloud @ Duluth (11:35 AM)

Kenosha @ Green Bay (6:05 PM)
Wisconsin Rapids @ Rockford (6:05 PM)

La Crosse @ Bismarck (7:05 PM)

Eau Claire @ Thunder Bay (7:05 PM)
Waterloo @ Rochester (7:05 PM)

Lakeshore @ Battle Creek (7:05 PM)
Mankato @ Willmar (7:05 PM)

Madison @ Kalamazoo (7:05 PM)


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