The La Crosse Loggers snapped Mankato’s winning streak with a walk-off win in the 10th inning. Waterloo went to the 12th with Rochester where they scored the go-ahead in the top half. Duluth currently holds a one game lead in the North while Madison has built a three-game lead in the South.
Thunder Bay 4, Duluth 17
The Duluth Huskies went off in the first inning for 14 runs which was big enough lead and -defeated the Thunder Bay Border Cats 17-4. The Huskies crazy inning came with five errors, six walks and no home runs. Three runs scored right away when Chris Gilbody (Georgetown). Christian Jones (Washington) drove in three RBI in two different at bats as the first was an error and the second was as single. The Cats got three in the next inning with Ben McConnell (Fort Scott CC) knocking in two from a single. Duluth got another in the bottom half and Thunder Bay got one more in the third. The Huskies got a pair in the fourth while Colan Treml (UWO) and Trevin Esquerra (Loyola-Marymount) threw the final three in relief, allowed just two hits and two walks to end the game.
Battle Creek 8, Fond du Lac 13
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders fended off a late rally from the Battle Creek Bombers and won the game 13-8. Fondy put up four in the opening inning which was capped off by Andrew Bullock (Western Carolina) knocking in two from a single. The Spiders got another in the second while putting up another in the fourth. Battle Creek got on the board in the fifth which was started by Riley Tirotta (Dayton) doubling in a run. The Dock Spiders answered for another five in the bottom half which was powered by Alex Erro (Northwestern) hitting a two-run double. Tirotta scored a run in the sixth, but Cole Zabowski (Ole Miss) drove in two for Fondy from a home run in the eighth. Battle Creek managed to put up four in the top of the ninth to cut its deficit to five, but the next guy flew out to end the game.
Kalamazoo 1, Rockford 14
The Rockford Rivets used a big fifth inning and defeated the Kalamazoo Growlers 14-1. The Growlers got just one in the second inning from Jordan Bowersox (Penn State) hitting an RBI single. The Rivets got two in the bottom half on a triple by Brennan Reback (Central Arizona). An error scored two in the third and then a wild pitch sent one home in the fourth. Rockford got consecutive two-RBI doubles by Mason Tempet (LSUE) and Joe Butler (Illinois State) which contributed to a six-run inning. The Rivets got three in the eighth while Anthony Holubecki (Notre Dame) picked up the win from three scoreless in relief.
Willmar 8, Eau Claire 2
The Willmar Stingers scored early and often to go on and defeat the Eau Claire Express 8-2. The Stingers got one in the opening inning from an RBI double by Nic Hernandez (Cal Poly Pomona). Willmar got another three which all came from bases loaded walks. Eli Wilson (Minnesota) led off the fifth with the long ball for the Stingers. Eau Claire got on the board in the sixth from an error, but Willmar answered for one in the seventh. The two teams traded runs in the eighth with the Stingers getting one more in the top of the ninth while retiring the side in the bottom half to hold onto the win.
Green Bay 7, Kenosha 4
The Green Bay Bullfrogs used a big fifth inning which was enough to defeat the Kenosha Kingfish 7-4. The Kingfish got on the board first in the second with three which was powered by an error. The Frogs got one in the third and then went off in the fifth for six runs. Two errors were committed while Cooper Morrison (UC Davis) connected on a two-run single to cap off the scoring. Noah Croft (Wichita State) went deep in the eighth to give the Kingfish four, but Tyler Rosas (Dixie State) bounced back to shut down the Kingfish in the ninth.
Bismarck 12, St. Cloud 10
The Bismarck Larks scored the go-ahead and an insurance run in the ninth inning and defeated the St. Cloud Rox 12-10. Bismarck got one in the first from an RBI double by Kyle Stevens (Murray State). An in the bottom half sent three home for the Rox. Bismarck retook the lead in the second on consecutive RBI singles. The Lakers got a run from an error in the third, but St. Cloud responded with two in the bottom half which started from an RBI single by Bobby Seymour (Wake Forest). The Larks then took a three-run lead in the fourth that was powered by Chase Coker (Arkansas-Little Rock) clearing the bases on a triple. Both teams traded runs in the sixth and Bismarck got one in the eighth. The Rox tied things up in the bottom half, but Stevens delivered the eventual game-winner in the top of the ninth which was a two-run single.
Lakeshore 4, Wisconsin Rapids 1
The Lakeshore Chinooks limited the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters to just three hits and won the game 4-1. The Chinooks got their first in the opening inning when Christian Boulware (Panola) knocked in a run. Mike Rojas (Auburn) homered to lead off the fifth for the Rafters, but one of the four Rapids errors sent two runs home in the Chinooks. Lakeshore got one in the ninth while Kevin Tibor (Carthage) threw 7.1 and struck out seven for the win and Joe Gahm (Chattahoochee Valley) picked up his first save.
Mankato 7, La Crosse 8 (10 Innings)
The La Crosse Loggers walked it off in the bottom of the 10th and defeated the Mankato MoonDogs 8-7. Mankato got its first in the first on an RBI single from Mike Rothenberg (Duke). RJ Teijeiro (UCLA) gave the Dogs the lead in the third with two from a single. La Crosse got four in the bottom half as Rothenberg knocked in another run. The Loggers built a three-run lead in the fourth while Mankato picked up one in the fifth. The MoonDogs scored twice in the seventh and forced extra innings when Kyle MacDonald (Arkansas State) and Kyle Cuellar (UCLA) hit RBI doubles. Then with two on and one out in the bottom of the 10th, Donta Williams (Arizona) won the game with an RBI single for La Crosse.
Waterloo 8, Rochester 7 (12 Innings)
The Waterloo Bucks knocked in the eventual game-winning run in the top of the 12th and defeated the Rochester Honkers 8-7. Waterloo got on the board right away when Trey Leonard (Louisville) led off the game with a homer. The Bucks went up two in the second, but the Honkers tied it in the bottom half from an error. The game stayed tied with both teams picking up runs in the third. For the second consecutive inning, both teams traded a pair as Rochester got a two-run shot by Nate Webb (UC Riverside). Patrick Ferguson (Kent State) put the Bucks up two in the fifth on a homer, but Jaylon McLaughlin (Nevada) went deep to tie it in the eighth. Then with the bases loaded in the top of the 12th, Tyler Sandoval (Colorado Mesa) drove in a run from a fielder’s choice which went on to be the game-winner.
Wisconsin 0, Madison 5
The Madison Mallards scored in five separate innings and defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks 5-0. The Mallards got one in the second when David Vinsky (Northwood) hit a one-out homer run. Madison got another in the fourth. Tyler Plantier (Richmond) led off the sixth with a home run for Madison as they got one more in the seventh. There was a wild pitch which scored a run in the eighth and the Chucks were retired in-order in the ninth. Ryan Kutt (Illinois) threw seven innings, allowed nothing on one hit and one walk while striking out seven for his second win.
Schedule for June 29:
Battle Creek @ Fond du Lac (6:35 PM)
Wisconsin Rapids @ Lakeshore (6:35 PM)
Madison @ Wisconsin (6:35 PM)
Kalamazoo @ Rockford (6:35 PM)
Thunder Bay @ Duluth (6:35 PM)
Mankato @ La Crosse (7:05 PM)
Green Bay @ Kenosha (7:05 PM)
Willmar @ Eau Claire (7:05 PM)
Waterloo @ Rochester (7:05 PM)
Bismarck @ St. Cloud (7:05 PM)w