Duluth Put up Three in the 10th, Defeats the St. Cloud Rox
The Duluth Huskies tied the game in the eighth and then knocked in the go-ahead in the 10th to win it. They sit a half game behind La Crosse with Mankato for first in the North. Lakeshore and Kenosha both have started out 5-0 in the first half in in the South.
Eau Claire 6, Rochester 5
The Eau Claire Express prevented a late rally from the Rochester Honkers and won the game 6-5. The Express got a pair in the second which was started from Andrew Pratt (Lubbock Christian) singling in a run. The Honkers doubled the run total which started from Matt Hardy (UC Riverside) knocking in two from a single. The Express went ahead in the fourth with four when Noah Sifrit (Oklahoma State) and Nick Brueser (Stanford) both hitting two-run shots. Rochester came within one in the seventh on a wild pitch. Phillip Sikes (New Mexico) then came on in the ninth and converted his seventh save.
Madison 1, Battle Creek 7
The Battle Creek Bombers used two three-run innings and defeated the Madison Mallards 7-1. The Bombers got their first three in the second which was started from Roman Trujllo (New Mexico State) doubling in two runs. Battle Creek got another three in the fourth and this time Michael Brown (Wofford) knocked in two from a single. Both teams got runs in the eighth as Madison got their one and only run from Trevor Schwecke (UW-Milwaukee) singling in a run. Walter Talcott (Earlham) threw eighth and allowed just one and struck out four while Noah Reed (Cornerstone) retired the side in-order in the ninth.
Fond du Lac 7, Green Bay 6
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders used a big eighth inning and defeated Green Bay Bullfrogs 7-6. Fondy got one in the fourth from an error. The Spiders got another in the fifth when Mitch Boe hit an RBI single, but the Frogs tied it in the bottom half from consecutive bases loaded walks. Fondy took the lead in the sixth on a wild pitch, but Green Bay got four in the bottom half as Alejandro Gonzalez (Hillsborough CC) hit one of his three hits which drove in a run. The Dock Spiders managed two in the eighth and then with one out, Jack Wassel (Minnesota) singled in a run to tie it and Braden Stutzman (Oregon) came home for the eventual game-winner on a wild pitch.
Rockford 12, Wisconsin 13
The Wisconsin Woodchucks scored in all but two innings and defeated the Rockford Rivets 13-12. Wisconsin got three in the opening inning which was started from Nick Loftin (Baylor) singling in a run. The Rivets took the lead with five in the second and Brock Martin (Texas Tech) picked up one of his four hits which drove in a run. The Chucks managed one in the bottom half and then took the lead in the fourth with three from a homer by Jaren Shelby (State College of Florida). Wisconsin got one in the fifth and then four in the sixth which was powered by a three-run shot by Copper Swanson (Florida State). Shelby knocked in another in the seventh, but the Rivets exploded for six in the eighth. Martin knocked in another to get things going and later scored. They got one more in the ninth, but the next guy flew out to end the game.
Willmar 5, Bismarck 4
The Willmar Stingers scored all its runs in the opening inning and defeated the Bismarck Larks 5-4. The Stingers broke open the inning when Eli Wilson (Minnesota) singled in two runs and later scored. Walker Armstrong (Cal State-Northridge) threw five in relief, allowed just five hits while striking out four. Corey Binger (Minnesota State) threw seven for Willmar and allowed nothing on five hits and two walks while striking out four. The Larks finally got on the board in the eighth from an RBI single by Jacob Nesbit (Arkansas). Matthew Warkentin (Xavier) and Ripken Reyes (Cal) both hit RBI singles in a three-run ninth for Bismarck, but the next guy grounded out to end the game.
Duluth 10, St. Cloud 7 (10 Innings)
The Duluth Huskies put up three in the 10th which eventually became the winner to defeat the St. Cloud Rox 10-7. Both teams scored a pair in the opening inning. The Huskies hit two RBI doubles while the Rox did the same in the bottom half. Duluth then got one in the second. St. Cloud then tied it from a bases loaded walk, took the lead from the next batter and knocked in two more including an RBI single by Bobby Seymour (Wake Forest). The Huskies managed two in the fifth, St. Cloud got another in the seventh and they went to extra innings with a two-RBI double by Michael McCann (Texas). Then with two outs in the 10th, McCann hit a three-run shot which was the eventual game-winner.
Waterloo 2, La Crosse 14 (Game 1)
The La Crosse Loggers used a big seventh inning and defeated the Waterloo Bucks 14-2. La Crosse got one in the opening inning. Carmen Sclafani (Rutgers) gave Waterloo the lead with a two-run single in the third. Harrison Freed (Butler) homered once again to start a three-run third. The Loggers got another in the fourth and then Freed singled in a run in the sixth. The Loggers exploded for seven which was started by Shane McGuire (San Diego) hitting a two-run double and Braiden Ward (Washington) knocking in two from a double. McGuire then homered in the eighth and Stephen Knapp (Bellevue) converted a four-inning save.
Kalamazoo 2, Kenosha 8
The Kenosha Kingfish used the third and sixth to build a lead and defeat the Kalamazoo Growlers 8-2. The Growlers took the lead in the second from an RBI single by Jared Miller (Notre Dame), but Evan McDonald (Farleigh Dickinson) jacked a solo shot in the bottom half. Shane Shiffett (Florida) hit a two-run shot in the third for Kenosha, but Zach Daniels (Tennessee) hit a solo shot in the sixth for Kalamazoo. The Kingfish then put up three in the sixth as Cade Cabbiness (Oklahoma State) Knocked in two from a single. Jack Yalowitz (Illinois) hit a two-run home run for the Kingfish in the seventh while Brent Villasenor (Chicago) threw a key 2.2 out of the pen for Kenosha.
Waterloo 1, La Crosse 10 (7 Innings) (Game 2)
The La Crosse Loggers used a big sixth inning and defeated the Waterloo Bucks 10-1. The Bucks got one in the first and Nick Lewis (South Alabama) tied it in the second for La Crosse with an RBI single. The Loggers took the lead in the third with one and then another in the fifth. La Crosse used a huge seven run sixth which was powered by two guys scoring from Lewis delivering again. Lalo Porras (Lewis-Clark) threw six in the start, gave up just the one run on two hits and one walk while striking out 10 for is fourth win.
Wisconsin Rapids 3, Lakeshore 4
The Lakeshore Chinooks prevented a late rally from the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and won the game 4-3. Jack Dunn (Northwestern) knocked in two for the Chinooks from a double in the fifth. Lakeshore put up another pair in the seventh from a single by Christian Boulware (Panola). Austin Jones (UW-Whitewater) threw seven innings, allowed nothing on four hits and three walks while striking out seven. Mike Rojas (Auburn) hit a two-run double for Rapids and Ty Duvall (Vanderbilt) knocked in one from a single, but the next guy grounded out to end the game.
Thunder Bay 2, Mankato 14
The Mankato MoonDogs used a huge eighth inning and defeated the Thunder Bay Border Cats 14-2. Mankato got its first in the opening inning when Jake Shepski (Xavier) hit an RBI single. Kyle MacDonald (Arkansas State) jacked a two-run shot in the third for the Dogs and then he hit a solo shot in the fifth. Mankato put up three in the sixth as two came from an error. The Dogs got seven in the eighth as Blaze Glenn (Youngstown State) hit a grand slam. Thunder Bay got two in the top of the ninth form a bases loaded walk and an RBI single by Cam Pearcey (Costal Carolina), but the next two guys struck out to end the game.
Schedule for July 9:
Madison @ Battle Creek (11:05 AM)
Rochester @ Eau Claire (6:35 PM)
Rockford @ Wisconsin (6:35 PM)
Wisconsin Rapids @ Lakeshore (6:35 PM)
La Crosse @ Waterloo (6:35 PM)
St. Cloud @ Duluth (6:35 PM)
Willmar @ Bismarck (7:05 PM)
Kalamazoo @ Kenosha (7:05 PM)
Fond du Lac @ Green Bay (7:05 PM)
Thunder Bay @ Mankato (7:05 PM)