The Duluth Huskies came back in the regulation to tie the game and force extra innings. They then battled back in the bottom of the 11th and defeated the La Crosse Loggers. With the Mankato MoonDogs falling, the Huskies now hold a 3 game lead over them, Bismarck and Rochester for first in the North.
Waterloo 3, Eau Claire 4
The Eau Claire Express scored in three consecutive innings and defeated the Waterloo Bucks 4-3. The Bucks got on the board first in the opening inning which came from Deion Thompson (Western Illinois) hitting an RBI double and later scoring. The Bucks got five from starter Matt Whalen (Colorado Mesa) who allowed five hits and just one run. Waterloo went ahead by three in the top of the fifth, but the Express got an RBI double from Adam LaRock (MATC) in the bottom half. Eau Claire got another in the sixth and then went ahead for two in the seven when Cody Milligan (Oklahoma State) knocked in one from a single. The Express got an inning out of Carson Rudd (Stanford) for the win and an inning out of Phillip Sikes (New Mexico) for his third save.
Wisconsin 4, Fond du Lac 6
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders used a big seventh inning and defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks 6-4. The Chucks got a pair in the opening inning on a single from TJ Raguse (Baylor) and an error. Fondy scored once in the second inning, but Wisconsin capitalized on another error in the third. Wisconsin got one more in the sixth to go up three, but the Spiders responded big in the seventh. Jordan Prendiz (UCLA) knocked in one of his two RBI to get things in an inning where they connected on as many hit as runs. Fondy when Bubba Horton (Minnesota) threw two and got the win while Michael Hope (Shippensburg) threw the final inning and converted the save.
La Crosse 8, Duluth 9 (11 Innings)
The Duluth Huskies walk it off In the 11th inning and defeat the La Crosse Loggers 9-8. The Loggers got four in the fourth which was capped off by Kyson Donahue (Arizona) clearing the bases with a double. The Huskies got one in the sixth from Chris Gilbody (Georgetown) knocking in a run from a single and then another in the seventh. The Huskies then tied it in the eighth inning which eventually forced extra innings. The Loggers managed four in the 11th inning when two came from Donta Williams (Arizona) connecting on a single. The Huskies though managed to tie it with a bases clearing triple from Julian Escobedo (San Diego State) who then scored the winner on a sac fly.
Madison 2, Rockford 0 (14 Innings)
The Madison Mallards needed 14 innings to crack the Rockford Rivets’ pitching and win the game 2-0. It was all pitching all game. Cooper Cain (Valdosta State) one again impressed, but the Rivets couldn’t get him runs. He pitched eight innings, allowed just three hits and one walk while striking out eight. Brian Morrell (Notre Dame) pitched five for the Mallards, allowed just four hits while striking out three. Jacob Vander Wal (Central Arizona) came up with three hits tonight for Rockford, but never scored. In the 14th inning, Tyler Plantier (Richmond) came in as a pinch hitter and delivered a two-run double which went on to be the game-winner.
Lakeshore 0, Wisconsin Rapids 13
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters scored big in the fourth and eighth in their 13-0 defeat of the Lakeshore Chinooks. The Rafters scored three In in the opening inning which started from Ty Duvall (Vanderbilt) hitting an RBI single and ending with him scoring. The Rafters got six innings out of their starter Charlie Ruegger (Stevens IOT) with only allowing five hits while striking out four. Four runs came in the fourth which was produced by Duvall knocking in two more and then he scored in the seventh. Two more guys scored from the bat of Duvall in a five-run eighth as the Chinooks went down in-order in the ninth to end the game.
Thunder Bay 3, Rochester 7 (7 Innings)
The Rochester Honkers scored all they could against the Thunder Bay Border Cats for a 7-3 victory in a rain-shortened game. The team both got a pair of runs in the opening inning. The Cats’ inning was powered by Brady Gulakowski (North Carolina State) hitting an RBI single while the Honkers runs came unearned on two errors. Rochester got another two in the next inning from a single by Alex McGarry (Oregon State). Two more runs came home in the fourth for Rochester on another error. McGarry delivered again in the fifth, but Brandon Trammell (Tennessee) homered for another Thunder Bay run in the seventh. Rochester went scoreless in the bottom half, but the game wasn’t able to go a complete nine due to rain.
Kenosha 4, Battle Creek 10
The Battle Creek Bombers went off for seven in the third on their way to defeat the Kenosha Kingfish 10-4. The Kingfish got on the second inning, but the Bombers answered big in the next inning. Roma Trujillo (New Mexico State) started things with an RBI single. Caleb Henderson (New Mexico State) knocked in two of his three as they batted around. Henderson knocked in his third in a two-run sixth inning. Battle Creek got one more in the seventh, but the Kingfish managed three in the next inning. Walter Talcott (Earlham) pitched seven and earned his second win of the season while Alex Kuster (Ohio) managed to preserve the lead in the ninth.
Mankato 4, St. Cloud 8
The St. Cloud Rox used a huge fifth inning and defeated the Mankato MoonDogs 8-4. The MoonDogs got three right away which was supported from Blaze Glenn (Youngstown State) knocking in two from a single. The Rox came within one in the fourth when Connor Aube (UTA) hit a single and then took the lead in the fifth. Ben Carew (Kent State) hit a big two-run double and later came home to top off all the scoring. Mankato scored an unearned run in the seventh, but was retired in the final two innings to end the game.
Willmar 7, Bismarck 14
The Bismarck Larks survived a slugfest with the Willmar Stingers and doubled their score for a 14-7 win. Bismarck got three in the opening inning when two came home from an error by the pitcher. The Larks got three more in the third which was started from Jacob Nesbit (Arkansas) knocking in one from a single. The Larks reached 11 runs by the fourth which was started from Kyle Stevens (Murray State) knocking in one from a single. The Stingers finally got on the board in the sixth on a triple by Nic Hernandez (Cal Poly Pomona) who scored from a balk. Bismarck scored in the bottom half, but Willmar got four in the next inning. Jayson Newman (Cal State Northridge) hit a big two-run double, but Bismarck answered again. The Stingers got two in the top of the eighth, but the Larks got one more with Willmar going down in-order in the ninth to end things.
Kalamazoo 5, Green Bay 2
The Kalamazoo Growlers got hot in the opening inning and defeated the Green Bay Bullfrogs 5-2. Kalamazoo got three in the opening inning which was capped off by Zach Daniels (Tennessee) knocking in two from a single. Daniels then scored number three in the fourth and then another in the sixth on an RBI single. Connor Adams (Tennessee Tech) threw five for the Growlers allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out five to put himself in position for the win. The Frogs got one on an unearned in the bottom of the sixth and then another in the next inning. Andrew ODwyer (Tennessee Tech) pitched the final inning scoreless and converted his first save.
Schedule for June 21:
Madison @ Wisconsin (6:35 PM)
Wisconsin Rapid @ Fond du Lac (6:35 PM)
Thunder Bay @ Duluth (6:35 PM)
Battle Creek @ Rockford (6:35 PM)
Eau Claire @ Mankato (7:05 PM)
St. Cloud @ La Crosse (7:05 PM)
Kenosha @ Kalamazoo (7:05 PM)
Waterloo @ Willmar (7:05 PM)
Lakeshore @ Green Bay (7:05 PM)
Rochester @ Bismarck (7:05 PM)