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St. Cloud Hits Walk-Off Single in Bottom of the Ninth to Defeat Rochester

The St. Cloud Rox were one of three teams to win in late game heroics tonight. They walked it off in the ninth while Bismarck and Willmar both came up with eventual game-winners in the top of the 10th.

 

Rochester 1, St. Cloud 2

The St. Cloud Rox walked it off in the bottom of the ninth and defeated the Rochester Honkers 2-1. It was a pitcher’s duel for most of the game. Hunter Spencer (Bellarmine) threw seven for Rochester, allowed just four hits and two walk while striking out nine. Jack Cushing (Georgetown) almost went the distance for the Rox, gave up one run in the third inning on two hits and two walks while striking out five. In the ninth inning, Michael Borst (Minot State) tied things up from an RBI single. Ryan Weisenberg (Georgetown) then ended up coming in clutch with a two-out RBI single to send St. Cloud home winners.

Battle Creek 1, Madison 6

The Madison Mallards used two innings to get ahead and defeat the Battle Creek Bombers 6-1. Madison got their first three in the first when the Bombers committed three errors. The Mallards then tacked on three more in the fourth which started from Drew Ober (UNC Charlotte) knocking in one from a single. Ryan Kutt (Illinois) threw five scoreless for the Mallards, only allowed six hits and one walk while striking out five. The Bombers got their one in the sixth inning on an RBI fielder’s choice. The Mallards then threw two relievers to get through the final two, only let up two hits and one walk while striking out four.

Waterloo, La Crosse (1 Inning)

The game was suspended in the top of the first. It will be finished to nine innings on July 8 starting at 4:05 PM with the second game of the double-header going seven innings.

Thunder Bay 3, Mankato 7

The Mankato MoonDogs prevented a late rally from the Thunder Bay Border Cats and won the game 7-3. Both teams traded runs in the opening inning. Thunder Bay got Billy Cook (Pepperdine) to knock one in from a double while Kyle MacDonald (Arkansas State) continued to knock in runs from a single. Mankato took the lead in the fourth from a wild pitch and then added for in the sixth with MacDonald staying red hot, extending his lead league home runs to five. Thunder Bay got another in the seventh and then one more in the ninth, but the next guy grounded out to end the game.

Fond du Lac 6, Wisconsin Rapids 2

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders held the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters to just a pair of runs in the bottom of the ninth and won the game 6-2. Fondy got two in the opening inning which started from Troy Black (Kentucky). The Spiders got another in the pair in the next inning. Black got another when he drew walk with the bases loaded in the sixth. The Dock Spiders got one more in the eighth from an error. Jon Young (Indiana Wesleyan) threw seven scoreless for the Spiders, only gave up four hits while striking out five. Josh Campbell (Stephen F. Austin) powered two in the bottom in the ninth on a single, but the Spiders retired the side to end the game.

Kenosha 2, Wisconsin 5

The Wisconsin Woodchucks scored early and late on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Kenosha Kingfish. The Chucks scored right away in the first inning when Alex Toral (Miami) hit an RBI double. Two more came in the second from an error and an RBI single by Javier Valdes (FIU). Kenosha got on the board in the third on a sac fly. Charlie Harrigan (Miami (OH)) then doubled in another in the fourth for the Kingfish. The Chucks got one back in the seventh and another in the eighth while the bullpen shut down the door on the final four.

Lakeshore 2, Rockford 5

The Rockford Rivets held off late scoring from the Lakeshore Chinooks and won the game 5-2. The Rivets went up by two early from getting runs in each of the first two innings. The Chinooks got one in the fifth on an RBI single by Jake Thompson (Palomar). Rockford capitalized on an error in the sixth then got two more in the seventh which started from Justin Walker (Indiana) knocking in one from a single. Lakeshore got one more in the eighth on a bases loaded walk, but Nolan Gazouski (Ball State) pitched the final 1.1 and converted the save.

Bismarck 3, Eau Claire 0 (10 Innings)

The Bismarck Larks scored first in a scoreless game in the 10th and went on to defeat the Eau Claire Express 3-0. Both pitchers also went a complete nine. Bennett Wiggins (St. John’s (MN)) allowed just six hits and two walks while striking out two. Justin Revels (Illinois-Springfield) only gave up two hits and four walks while also striking out two. Bismarck finally got on the board when two runs scored on an error and the other came from a fielder’s choice. Colan Borchers (Western Illinois) came in for the bottom half and converted the save by retiring the side.

Willmar 6, Duluth 5 (10 Innings)

The Willmar Stingers forced extra innings and then scored the eventual game-winner in the 10th inning to defeat the Duluth Huskies 6-5. The Stingers were on the board first with a pair in the opening inning which started from Tyler Reichenborn (Iowa Western) tripling in a run. The Huskies responded in a big way in the bottom half. Chris Gilbody (Georgetown) and Trevin Esquerra (Loyola Marymount) both knocked in two out of the five that came across. Reichenborn hit another RBI triple in the fifth as they got one in the seventh and then tied things up in the eighth. The game went to extra innings and Reichenborn ended up scoring the eventual go-ahead run to win the ball game for the Stingers.

Green Bay 0, Kalamazoo 3

The Kalamazoo Growlers held the Green Bay Bullfrogs to just five hits as they won the game 3-0. Leo Perez (Texas Corpus Christi) threw five innings, gave up just one run in the fifth on three hits and one walk while striking out seven. The one run came from Zach Daniels (Tennessee) going deep in the bottom of the fifth. The Growlers got runs in the each of the next two innings which also included another dinger by Austin Krzeminiski (Kalamazoo Valley CC). Jeff Burch (Kalamazoo Valley CC) got the start, threw six innings, allowed just three hits and one walk while striking out six. Tommy Sommer (Indiana) threw the final three and converted his first save.

 

Schedule For June 10:

Wisconsin @ Wisconsin Rapids (12:05 PM)

Green Bay @ Battle Creek (1:05 PM)

Eau Claire @ Waterloo (2:05 PM)

Mankato @ Duluth (3:05 PM)

Rochester @ Bismarck (3:05 PM)

Kalamazoo @ Rockford (4:00 PM)

Kenosha @ Madison (4:05 PM)

Thunder Bay @ St. Cloud (4:05 PM)

Willmar @ La Crosse (5:05 PM)

Fond du Lac @ Lakeshore (5:05 PM)