Published On: June 28th, 2018

Every team had scheduled a doubleheader, but Kenosha experienced rain again and had to postpone. Duluth has won three in a row and holds a one-game lead over Bismarck who is on a five-game winning streak and Mankato who has won six in a row. The top three teams in the South, Madison, Kalamazoo and Fond du Lac all lost their final game tonight.


Bismarck 8, Waterloo 2

The Bismarck Larks took the lead in the eighth and poured it on in the ninth while defeating the Waterloo Bucks 8-2. The Bucks got on the board right away in the opening inning with two RBI singles by Tate Samuelson (Cal Poly) and Joe Aeilts (Illinois State). Hendry Rodriguez (LSU-Alexandria) pitched seven, gave up just the two runs on four hits and five walks while striking out five. Chase Coker (Arkansas Little Rock) put hit a single and two runs scored for Bismarck in the fourth. The Larks took the lead in the eighth from a bases loaded walk and then two more on a single by Christian Montes (Stony Brook). Three more scored in the ninth while Matthew Ponsiglione (Seton Hall) threw the final two and picked up his first save.

La Crosse 5, Thunder Bay 6 (10 Innings)

The Thunder Bay Borders walked it off in the bottom of the 10th to defeat the La Crosse Loggers 6-5. The Loggers got on the board first in the fourth, but the Border Cats took the lead in the bottom half from a two-run jack by Brady Gulakowski (NC State). La Crosse answered with two in the next inning which was capped off by Braiden Ward (Washington) doubling in one. The Cats tied it up in the bottom half and each team traded runs in the seventh. Thunder Bay took the lead in the eighth, but La Crosse forced extra innings in the ninth. And then with one out and two on, Ben McConnell (Fort Scott CC) reached on a fielder’s choice, but knocked in the game-winner.

Green Bay Bullfrogs 2, Fond du Lac 4

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders scored four in the first four innings and defeated the Green Bay Bullfrogs 4-2. Fondy got on the board in the opening inning when Cole Zabowski (Ole Miss) singled in a run. Andrew Bullock (Western Carolina) then knocked in two on a single in the third and Zabowski hit a single in the fourth which scored a run after an error. Austin Wagner (Ellsworth CC) pitched six for the Spiders, allowed just two on eight hits and struck out nine. Rudy Aguilar (St. Johns) knocked in the only two for the Frogs in the sixth on single while Zach Bryant (Daytona State) converted his fourth save.

Willmar 4, Duluth 7

The Duluth Huskies used a four-run fifth inning to build a lead and defeat the Willmar Stingers 7-4. The Stingers got on the board first in the opening inning for one. The Huskies tied it in the second on an RBI single by Trevin Esquerra (Loyola-Marymount). Duluth took the lead from an error in the third, but Willmar tied it in the fifth. Justin Mitchell (Oklahoma) started the big fifth inning with a two-run double to put Duluth ahead. They got one more in the seventh, but Willmar picked up two in the ninth on an RBI single and a bases loaded hit by pitch. Duluth then got the next guy to ground out to end the game.

Kalamazoo 12, Wisconsin Rapids 8

The Kalamazoo Growlers scored six runs in the second inning which was enough to defeat the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 12-8. Rapids got two in the opening inning which was started by Ty Duvall (Vanderbilt) knocking in one from a single. Kalamazoo got six for the lead in the second which was powered around Jordan Bowersox (Penn State) clearing the bases from a double. Kalamazoo put up one in the third and then three in a fourth inning that was started by Jonathan Foster (Florida State) hitting a home run. Duvall went deep for three in the fifth, but Matt Mervis (Duke) led off a two-run sixth with a long ball. Brody Wofford (UCF) got in to the home run mix with a two-run shot in a three-run seventh for Rapids, but two Growlers relievers were able to preserve the win.

Lakeshore, Kenosha (Postponed to July 3, 4:05 PM)

The game has been postponed due to weather. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on July 3 in Kenosha starting at 4:05 PM. Both games will be seven innings.

Mankato 19, Rochester 4

The Mankato MoonDogs scored early and often and defeated the Rochester Honkers 19-4. Mankato got their first in the second inning. Their first five-run inning came in the third. Kyle MacDonald (Arkansas State) knocked in two from a single to get things going. Two more scored in the fourth while Jake Shepski (Xavier) went deep In the fifth. The Honkers scored twice in the bottom half off wild pitches. Consecutive RBI singles scored the first two of three runs in the sixth for the MoonDogs. The Honkers got a pair in the next inning, but Nick Novak (Angelo State) started another five-run inning In the eighth with a home run for Mankato which proved to be the final score.

Eau Claire 1, St. Cloud 13

The St. Cloud Rox went off for 11 runs in the fifth inning and defeated the Eau Claire Express 13-1. St. Cloud got one in the second on an error. The Express actually tied things up in the third on an RBI single by Jimmy Glowenke (Dallas Baptist). The Rox took the lead in the fourth with one. The fifth inning saw the Rox explode which started with Gus Steiger (South Dakota State) hitting a double and scoring. Chad Bible (San Diego State) managed two run scoring hits with a single that scored one and another single that sent two unearned runs home. John Matthews (Kent State) picked up the win after throwing six innings and allowing just one run while striking out five.

Rockford 12, Madison 14

The Madison Mallards survived a slugfest with the Rockford Rivets and won the game 14-12. The Mallards scored first in the opening inning when Tyler Plantier (Richmond) hit an RBI single. The Rivets took the lead for four in the second which was powered by a two-run triple from Brennan Reback (Central Arizona). Madison got one in the bottom half and took the lead in the fourth when Jake Randa (NW Flroida State) jacked a three-run shot in a five-run inning. The Rivets then took a five-run lead in the sixth. They scored on five consecutive at bats which was capped off by Ryan Cole (Notre Dame) going deep. Hal Hughes (LSU) ended the scoring by driving in his second RBI of the inning. The Mallards chipped away for three in the bottom half and then three more in the seventh as Plantier hit a two-run shot. Jesse Forestell (Western Michigan) homered to lead off the eighth which ended up proving to be the final score.

Battle Creek 6, Wisconsin 1

The Battle Creek Bombers knocked in four in the sixth to take a big lead and defeat the Wisconsin Woodchucks 6-1. The Bombers got a strong six innings out of Pablo Arevalo (Barry) who gave up just one run on three hits while striking out five. Michael Brown (Wofford) put Battle Creek on the boar in the fifth with an RBI single. Jalen Thomas (Madonna) cleared the bases on a triple in the sixth which was followed by an error to fuel the inning. The Chucks scored their only run in the sixth when Nick Loftin (Baylor) hit an RBI ground out. Battle Creek scored once more in the ninth as Brett Manis (Ohio) converted his second consecutive save.

Willmar 2, Duluth 11 (Game 2)

The Duluth Huskies scored early and often and defeated the Willmar Stingers 11-2. The Huskies scored a quick five right away. John Lagattuta (Cal) connected on a double where two runs scored with one coming from an error. The Stingers got one in the third, but Duluth got Nicholas Sogard (Loyola-Marymount) to knock in two in the third from a single. Both teams traded runs in the fifth and two errors helped the Huskies score three in the eighth. The Huskies managed to throw three relievers and allow just three hits and two walks to end the game.

Madison 4, Rockford 5 (Game 2)

The Rockford Rivets scored two in the eighth which proved to be the game-winner as they defeated the Madison Mallards 5-4. Both teams got runs in the fourth. Mike Aiello (UW-Whitewater) homered for the Mallards while Brock Mathis (NW Florida State) hit an RBI single. David Vinsky put Madison ahead by two in the sixth when he went deep, but Mathis knocked in another one in the bottom half. They both got runs in the seventh, but the Rivets managed to tie it from an error and take the lead on another error which proved to be winner.

Battle Creek 4, Wisconsin 3 (Game 2)

The Battle Creek Bombers got a pair of two-run innings in their 4-3 victory over the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The Chucks got two in the second from consecutive RBI singles by Michael Fernandez (Virginia Tech) and Cooper Swanson (Florida State). The Bombers tied it up in the fifth on an RBI ground out and pass ball. The Chucks took the lead in the sixth on an RBI double by TJ Rouse (Baylor), but Zach Gartner (East Texas Baptist) hit an RBI double and scored for the eventual game-winning run.
Kenosha 3, Lakeshore 1 (Game 2)

The Kenosha Kingfish held the Lakeshore Chinooks to just five hits and one run in a 3-1 victory. The Kingfish got one in the third thanks to a Scott Dubrule (Jacksonville) RBI single. Kenosha got another pair In the fifth inning which started from Will Wagner (Liberty) singling in a run. Colton Johnson (Illinois State) threw 5.2 and gave up just one run on three hits while striking out eight guys. The one run came when Dallas Beaver (UCF) knocked in a run from a single in the sixth. Kenosha then brought in Trent Palmer (Jacksonville) for the final 3.1 where he picked up his first save.

Bismarck 8, Waterloo 7 (Game 2)

The Bismarck Larks prevented a late rally by the Waterloo Bucks and won the game 8-7. The Larks got four in the third from three RBI doubles by Ripken Reyes (Cal), Chase Coker (Arkansas Little Rock) and Tristen Carranza (New Mexico State). The Bucks got one in the third and then went off for five in the fifth which started from a two-run single by Joe Aeilts (Illinois State). Carranza knocked in another two in the seventh to tie it up for the Bucks and then they took a two-run lead in the ninth. The Bucks managed one in the bottom of the ninth, but the next guy popped out to end the game.

La Crosse 2, Thunder Bay 9 (Game 2)

The Thunder Bay Border Cats used two three-run innings and defeated the La Crosse Loggers 9-2. The Border Cats got one in the first from an RBI double by Billy Cook (Pepperdine). Thunder Bay went up four in the third which started with Cook knocking in another run. Harrison Freed (Butler) homered in one in the fourth for La Crosse, but the Cats got another three including Cook hitting another RBI base-knock. Both teams traded runs in the fifth while Nick Conti (Eckerd) Hit a solo shot in the seventh for the Cats. Joey Cardamon (Luther) threw eight, allowed just the two on six hits while striking out five for his second win.

Rochester 3, Mankato 10 (Game 2)

The Mankato MoonDogs went off in the third for six and defeated the Rochester Honkers 10-3. Mankato got one in the first, the Honkers tied it in the next inning from a solo shot by Michael Michalak (Illinois), but the Dogs retook the lead in the bottom half. The MoonDogs tacked on six insurance runs in the third which was fueled by two errors and a two-run double by Kyle MacDonald (Arkansas State). Mankato got another two in the fourth, but Rochester scored one in the fifth. The Honkers put up its third in the eighth, but Mankato retired the side in the ninth to end the game.

Fond du Lac 0, Green Bay 5 (Game 2)

The Green Bay Bullfrogs four-hit the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders and won the game 5-0. The Frogs got four right away in the opening inning. Adrian Damla (UC Irvinie) knocked in two from a double while he scored the fourth run of the inning. Green Bay scored its fifth and final run in the fifth when Eddy Gonzalez (Incarnate Word) singled in a run. Colby Morris (Middlebury) threw seven, allowed just four hits while striking out eight to win his first game of the season.

Kalamazoo 11, Wisconsin Rapids 14 (Game 2)

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters scored in all but two innings and defeated the Kalamazoo Growlers 14-11. Rapids got two in the opening inning which started by Mike Rojas (Auburn) singing in a run. The Growlers tied it up in the next inning as Brendan Rivoli (Virginia) hit an RBI single. Rapids got three in the third for the lead from three RBI singles. The Rafters got two more RBI singles in the fourth, Kalamazoo got an unearned run in the fifth while Brody Wofford (UCF) homered in two in the bottom half. Ivan Johnson (Georgia) brought the Growlers within three in the sixth from a dinger, but the Rafters got two more in the bottom half. Niko Kavadas (Notre Dame) led off the seventh by going deep, but Wofford hit his second in a three-run inning. The Growlers did their best to come back with four in the ninth, but the Rafters avoided them batting around and ended the game.

Eau Claire 7, St. Cloud 5 (Game 2)

The Eau Claire Express took the lead and added an insurance run in the ninth as they defeated the St. Cloud Rox 7-5. The Rox got one in the first when Ryan Davis (Georgetown) singled in a run. The Rox got three more in the in the fourth when Ben Carew (Kent State) cleared the bases from a single. The Frogs came within one in the fifth with three as Noah Sifrit (Oklahoma State) hit a big RBI triple. The Rox got Davis to lead off the bottom half with a homer, but the Express managed to tie it in the seventh. Then Phillip Sikes (New Mexico) gave them the lead with an RBI double and he scored for the eventual game-winner.


Schedule for June 28:

Thunder Bay @ Duluth (6:35 PM)

Battle Creek @ Fond du Lac (6:35 PM)

Kalamazoo @ Rockford (6:35PM

Willmar @ Eau Claire (6:35 PM)

Green Bay @ Kenosha (7:05 PM)

Bismarck @ St. Cloud (7:05 PM)
Lakeshore @ Wisconsin Rapids (7:05 PM)

Mankato @ La Crosse (7:05 PM)

Waterloo @ Rochester (7:05 PM)

Wisconsin @ Madison (7:05 PM)

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