Madison Walks it Off in the Ninth to Defeat Lakeshore for 11th Straight Win
Four teams walked it off tonight. Kalamazoo did it to Wisconsin, Rochester defeated La Crosse and Green Bay scored five in the bottom of the ninth. The biggest one came from the Madison Mallards who have now won 11-straight, currently hold a 3 game lead in the south, defeated Lakeshore on an RBI single.
Thunder Bay 1, Duluth 6
The Duluth Huskies tacked on insurance runs in the seventh and went on to defeat the Thunder Bay Border Cats 6-1. Thunder Bay got on the board right away in the opening inning from an RBI single by Evan Russell (Tennessee). Duluth evened the score in the next inning from an error and took the lead in the fifth on a sac fly. Chris Gilbody (Georgetown) started the four-run seventh inning by knocking in two from a triple and later scoring. Troy Newell (Western Kentucky) started for the Huskies, threw 6.2, allowed just the one run on five hits and three walks while striking out five. The bullpen came in relief, threw the final 2.1 and secured the win.
Wisconsin Rapids 4, Kenosha 10
The Kenosha Kingfish used big third and fourth innings to go on and defeat the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 10-4. The Kingish made a big dent right away by scoring six unanswered. Two errors were responsible for the first two and Devin Ortiz (Virginia) connected on a double to score a pair in a four-run third. Rapids managed three in the fourth when Matt Schmidt (Michigan) cleared the bases with a double. David Renning (UTA) then responded for the Kingfish in the bottom half with a grand slam. Jack-Thomas Wold (UNLV) homered for the Rafters in the sixth, but the bullpen threw the final three for the Kingfish to secure the win.
Battle Creek 3, Fond du Lac 10
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders jumped all over the Battle Creek Bombers and won the game 10-3. Fondy got one in the second to take an early lead. Brad Hudson (Southern Illinois) homered to put them up two in the third, but the Bombers got one the fourth. The Spiders capitalized on two errors in the fourth for a pair of runs and then got another in the fifth. Battle Creek got two in the seventh to come within two, but the Dock Spiders got two of their own. Cole Zabowski (Ole Miss) doubled in two in the eighth and scored as the Bombers went down in order in the ninth.
Rockford 7, Green Bay 8
The Green Bay Bullfrogs went off in the bottom of the ninth and eventually scored the game-winning run to defeat the Rockford Rivets 8-7. Rockford got on the board in the second inning when Jacob Vander Wal (Central Arizona) hit an RBI double. Vander Wal drove in another when he led off the fourth with a home run. He did it again in the fifth when he drove in two more from a double to put the Rivets up four. Cooper Cain (Valdosta State) was able to pitch another gem, throwing seven, allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out seven. The Rivets put up number five in the eighth, but the Frogs jumped on the board for three in the bottom half. Rockford scored a pair in the ninth. Green Bay responded big. They got four from wild pitches and bases loaded walks and then Rudy Aguilar (St. John’s) drew the second walk with the bases load to win the game.
Lakeshore 5, Madison 6
The Madison Mallards do it again, walk it off in the bottom of the ninth, extend their winning streak and defeat the Lakeshore Chinooks 6-5. The Chinooks jumped on the board early in the second for four when three came from one swing of the bat by Cole Turney (Arkansas). Garrett Kueber (Austin Peay) singled in two in the bottom half for the Mallards. Hunter Hisky (Southwest Baptist) brought Madison within in one with a home run to lead off the fifth. The Mallards took the lead in the sixth, but Lakeshore tied it once again in the eighth. With one guy on and nobody out in the bottom of the ninth, Tyler Plantier (Richmond) hit a single and won the game for Madison, extending their winning streak to 11.
St. Cloud 7, Bismarck 4
The St. Cloud Rox scored early and went ahead and defeated the Bismarck Larks 7-4. The Rox got a pair in the opening inning from a long ball by Landon Stephens (Miami (OH)). St. Cloud hit two more dingers in the third, one coming from Ryan Weisenberg (Georgetown) and another by Stephens to go up six. The Larks cut their deficit in half in the bottom half which started from Ripken Reyes (Cal) hitting an RBI single. Bismarck got another in the sixth, but St. Cloud scored in the ninth and got three scoreless from Will Warren (Southeastern Louisiana) to convert his first save of the season.
Wisconsin 2, Kalamazoo 3
The Kalamazoo Growlers won on a walk-off in the bottom of the ninth to defeat the Wisconsin Woodchucks 3-2. The Chucks got a pair in the second which was concluded by an RBI single from Derek Schwimmer (Palm Beach State). Connor Adams (Tennessee Tech) threw six innings, allowed just the two runs on eight hits while striking out three. Ivan Johnson (Georgia) put Kalamazoo on the board with an RBI triple and Niko Kavadas (Notre Dame) homered to tie things up in the fourth. Tommy Sommer (Indiana) threw three scoreless out of the bullpen, gave up four hits and struck out four to get the win. Kavadas came up clutch again in the bottom of the ninth with one man on and nobody out when he hit a double to score the winning run.
Waterloo 5, Mankato 10
The Mankato MoonDogs used an important sixth inning to defeat the Waterloo Bucks 10-5. Mankato got on the board in the second when CJ Huntley (Indiana State) singled in a run. Mankato scored again in the fourth and then went off in the sixth. The five-run inning started when Andrew Morales (Angelo State) knocked in two from a single. The Bucks answered for five of their own. Drue Galassi (Western Illinois) homered to lead off the seventh and Ryan Gonzalez (Incarnate Word) cleared the bases from a double, but Mankato got two in the bottom half. The MoonDogs got one more in the eighth and retired the Waterloo side in order in the next two to finish things up.
La Crosse 3, Rochester 4
The Rochester Honkers walked it off against the La Crosse Loggers to go on and win the game 4-3. Rochester scored first in the second on a wild pitch. The Loggers got a pair in the fifth on an RBI double by Zion Pettigrew (Iowa) who later scored. The Loggers got an insurance run in the sixth, but Rochester managed to tie the game back up in the bottom half which started from Michael Michalak (Illinois) going deep. Then with one on and one out in the ninth, Ryan Casper (Point Loma Nazarene) singled in the game-winner for the Honkers.
Eau Claire 1, Willmar 3
The Willmar Stingers scored in three consecutive innings to go on and defeat the Eau Claire Express 3-1. The Stingers started things in the fourth with a run from a ground out. Their second came from a sac fly. Eau Claire got on the board in the sixth from an RBI single by Nate Thimjon (Fresno State), but Calvin Estrada (Long Beach State) drove in the difference maker for Willmar in the bottom half. Jonathan McKinney (Georgia Gwinnett) threw 5.2 for Willmar, allowed one on four hits and two walks for three strikeouts while Jake Marsh (Bethel) threw the remaining 3.1 scoreless and allowed just two walks.
Schedule for June 14:
Kenosha @ Rockford (6:35 PM)
Mankato @ Waterloo (6:35 PM)
Fond du Lac @ Lakeshore (6:35 PM)
St. Cloud @ Eau Claire (7:05 PM)
Bismarck @ Rochester (7:05PM)
Wisconsin @ Battle Creek (7:05 PM)
Thunder Bay @ Willmar (7:05 PM)
Wisconsin Rapids @ Kalamazoo (7:05 PM)
Duluth @ La Crosse (7:05 PM)
Green Bay @ Madison (7:05 PM)