The Rochester Honkers managed to defeat the Thunder Bay Border Cats in the 11 innings. Battle Creek needed 12 to walk it off and Kalamazoo got the go-ahead plus two insurance runs in the 11th which is also their seventh in a row.
La Crosse 1, Duluth 5
The Duluth Huskies used just two innings to build a lead and defeat the La Crosse Loggers 5-1. The Huskies scored three times in the bottom of the first which started from Kyle Jacobson (South Carolina) tripling in a run and the next two coming from unearned. The Loggers scored one in the fourth, but Duluth answered for a pair in the bottom half. Matthew Mogollon (Chapman) threw seven, allowed just the one run on two hits and two walks while striking out six. Bill Chillari (Duke) threw the final three scoreless for La Crosse, but Tyler Cassmeyer (Lindenwood) threw the final and shut the door on the Loggers.
Waterloo 0, Eau Claire 3
The Eau Claire Express scored early and late to go on and defeat the Waterloo Bucks in shutout fashion with a score of 3-0. Eau Claire scored once in the bottom of the first on a fielder’s choice. Justin Slaten (New Mexico) threw five innings, gave up just four hits while striking out eighth to give him the lead league in strike outs at 38. The Express got another in the sixth on an error and one more in the eighth from a dinger by Scott Ogrin (Cal Poly). Reagan McDonald (Dallas Baptist) converted the four-inning save, just allowed two hits and three walks while striking out seven.
Wisconsin 2, Fond du Lac 5
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders took the lead late and defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks 5-2. Fondy scored one in the bottom of the first and then again in the third on an RBI single by Andrew Bullock (Western Carolina). Zach DeLoach (Texas A&M) put the Chucks on the board in the fourth from an RBI single and then Wisconsin tied it on an RBI double by Reese Alexiades (Pepperdine). The Spiders got a big two-run double from Mitch Boe (Iowa) in the seventh and then an unearned run in the eighth with Zach Bryant (Daytona State) pitching the 1.2 and converting his first save of the season.
Wisconsin Rapids 4, Lakeshore 9
The Lakeshore Chinooks prevented a late rally from the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and won the game 9-4. Rapids committed three errors in the bottom half which sent two Chinooks runs home. Lakeshore put up two more in the third inning which came from back-to-back RBI singles by Connor Kimple (South Mountain) and Turner Buis (Coastal Carolina). The Chinooks went up six in the fourth inning and then eight in the sixth. Dallas Beaver (UCF) homered in the seventh inning for Lakeshore while Kevin Tibor (Carthage) got the start and threw seven scoreless innings. The Rafters did managed four in the ninth with three coming from a bases clearing double by Ethan Stringer and him scoring a run, but the next batter grounded out to end the game.
Willmar 4, Bismarck 2
The Willmar Stingers used an important fifth inning, went ahead and defeated the Bismarck Larks 4-2. Dylan Rock (UTSA) put the Larks on the board first from an RBI single. And error and RBI single scored three for the Stingers Nic Hernandez (Cal Poly Pamona) knocked in the third. Bismarck came within one in the sixth, but Jayson Newman (Cal-State Northridge) knocked in one more for Willmar in the ninth as Newman came in to pitch and converted the two-inning save for his third of the season.
Kenosha 3, Battle Creek 4 (12 Innings)
The Battle Creek Bombers walked it off in the bottom of the 12th and defeated the Kenosha Kingfish 4-3. The Bombers got a pair in the second when Sam Kippen (Olivet Nazarene) went deep. Kenosha took the lead in the sixth with three which was capped off by Connor Doyle (San Diego) knocking in two from a double. Battle Creek tied it in the bottom half and that eventually forced extra innings. Kenosha got a strong 5.1 from Trent Palmer (Jacksonville) and Jack Zimmerman (Kent State) out of the bullpen. Kevin Hahn (Cal State Stanislaus) pitched the final two for the Bombers which put him in line to get the save. And then with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th, Kippen drew a walk to score the winning run.
Thunder Bay 1, Rochester 2 (11 Innings)
The Rochester Honkers walked it off against the Thunder Bay Border Cats and won the game 2-1. Darin Kilfoyl (Satin John’s River) threw five scoreless for the Honkers, allowed just one hit while striking out nine. Joey Cardamon (Luther) threw six for the Cats and allowed just the one run in the sixth which was an RBI single by Alex McGary (Oregon State). Nick Conti (Eckerd) put Thunder Bay on the board in the next inning on an RBI single of his own. That forced extra innings and with two outs one on in the 11th, the Cats’ center fielder committed an error to give up the game-winner.
Kalamazoo 9, Green Bay 6 (11 Innings)
The Kalamazoo Growlers scored three in the 11th and went on to defeat the Green Bay Bullfrogs 9-6. The Growlers got on the board with one in the third. Green Bay took the lead in the fifth with three from an RBI single by Blaise Maris (Florida Tech) and an error. The Frog got two more in the sixth inning on two more errors, but Kalamazoo got one from an error in the next inning. Both teams traded runs in the eighth and Baron Radcliff (Georgia Tech) went deep in the ninth to force extra innings. The Growlers put up another three in the 11th which was capped by a Jared Miller two-run single which was proven to be the game-winner.
St. Cloud 3, Mankato 1
The St. Cloud Rox proved that the third inning was the difference maker and went on to defeat the Mankato MoonDogs 3-1. St. Cloud got one in the opening inning. The Rox then went up three in the third from a Landon Stephens (Miami (OH)) home run. The MoonDogs got on the board in the fourth, but was shut down by St. Cloud pitching the rest of the night. Kenny Saenz (BYU) pitched the first six, gave up just one run on four hits and two walks while striking out five. Bobby Gauvreau (Minnesota State) pitched the final inning and converted his first save.
Rockford 4, Madison 9
The Madison Mallards scored early and often while defeating the Rockford 9-4. Madison got three in the opening inning which was powered by David Vinsky (Northwood) knocking in two from a double. Jesse Forestell (Western Michigan) homered to put the Mallards up three and then tacked on another in the fifth. Madison scored three more in the sixth which was started from Forestell knocking in another. The Rivets finally got on the board in the seventh with four while three came from one swing of the bat by Mason Templet (LSU). Madison got one more in the eighth as the Mallards were retired in the next inning to end the game.
Schedule for June 20:
Waterloo @ Eau Claire (6:35 PM)
Wisconsin @ Fond du Lac (6:35 PM)
La Crosse @ Duluth (6:35 PM)
Madison @ Rockford (6:35 PM)
Lakeshore @ Wisconsin Rapids (7:05 PM)
Thunder Bay @ Rochester (7:05 PM)
Kenosha @ Battle Creek (7:05 PM)
Mankato @ St. Cloud (7:05 PM)
Willmar @ Bismarck (7:05 PM)
Kalamazoo @ Green Bay 7:05 PM)