Lakeshore Last Remaining Undefeated Team in Second Half
Kevin Tibor (Carthage) threw nine innings of shutout ball for the Chinooks for the sixth win of the second half as they sit a top of the South Division. La Crosse have won three in a row to sit a half game ahead of Duluth who has won two straight.
Madison 3, Battle Creek 0
The Madison Mallards picked up a big bounce back win and defeated the Battle Creek Bombers 3-0. Trevor Boone (Oklahoma State) put the Mallards on the board first in the fifth with a two-run double. Brian Morrell (Notre Dame) threw five, allowed just one hit and three walks while striking out one. Kevin Hahn (Cal State Stanislaus) threw two and struck out four for the Bombers, but Jake Randa (NW Florida State) went deep in the eighth. Nicholes Morales (San Jose State) threw two for Madison and converted his third save.
Rochester 2, Eau Claire 1
The Rochester Honkers scored twice in the eighth and defeated the Eau Claire Express 2-1. Andrew Pratt (Lubbock Christian) homered to lead off the fourth for Eau Claire. Andrew Dean (Illinois-Springfield) threw seven and allowed nothing on two hits and three walks while striking out six. Mike Peabody (UC Irvine) then hit an RBI single to tie the game in the eighth and then he scored on an RBI single by Jaylon McLaughlin (Nevada) for the eventual game-winner.
Rockford 1, Wisconsin 2
The Wisconsin Woodchucks battled the Rockford Rivets in a pitcher’s duel and defeated the Rockford Rivets 2-1. The Chucks scored first on an RBI ground out in the second. Jaren Shelby (State College of Florida) hit an RBI single in the sixth for Wisconsin and then Jacob Vander Wal (Central Arizona) hit an RBI single for the Rivets in the eighth. Greg Dunham (Youngstown State) threw seven for Wisconsin, allowed just one hit and three walks while striking out eight. Jimmy Burnett (Illinois) allowed just two on two hits for Rockford, but Lennon Gwizdala (Northwood) picked up his seventh save for the Chucks.
Wisconsin Rapids 0, Lakeshore 4
The Lakeshore Chinooks used four Rapids errors and defeated the Rafters 4-0. The Chinooks got one in the opening inning and then another in the fourth on a pass ball. Lakeshore scored number three in the seventh on a sac fly and then one more in the eighth from an RBI single by Ronald Sweeney III (Iowa Western). Kevin Tibor (Carthage) threw a complete game shutout for the Chinooks. He allowed just six hits and struck out five for his fourth win.
La Crosse 7, Waterloo 6
The La Crosse Loggers went ahead in the top of the ninth and defeated the Waterloo Bucks 7-6. The Loggers scored an unearned run in the opening inning and then twice more in the next inning from Braiden Ward (Washington) hitting a double. Ward knocked in another in the fourth which he later, but Waterloo knocked in three in the bottom half which was powered by an error. La Crosse doubled Waterloo in the fifth, but the Bucks tied it in the next two innings as two scored on a single by Ethan Ibarra (St. Cloud State). Mike Rothenberg (Duke) then led off the top of the ninth with a homer and that proved enough to be the winner for the Loggers.
St. Cloud 2, Duluth 6
The Duluth Huskies allowed just one inning of scoring from the St. Cloud Rox and won the game 6-2. The Huskies scored one in the opening inning on a wild pitch. Duluth got three in the third as Julian Escobedo (San Diego State) knocked in two from a single. The Huskies got another in the fourth, but the Rox scored twice in the seventh from small ball. The Huskies got one run back in the bottom half and Kieran Shaw (Harvard) converted a 2.1 inning save for his second of the season.
Willmar 2, Bismarck 1
The Willmar Stingers came up with a pair in the third which was enough to defeat the Bismarck Larks 2-1. Matt Rudick (San Diego State) for Willmar tripled in a run in the third and he scored when there was a walk with the bases loaded. Bismarck got one on a bases loaded walk in the fourth. Hendry Rodriguez (LSUA) threw 6.2 and struck out 6, but didn’t get the run support. Jonathan McKinney (Georgia Gwinnett) threw seven and allowed just one on three hits and two walks while striking out 12. Nick Mears (Sacramento City) threw the final two and picked up his second save.
Kalamazoo 14, Kenosha 4
The Kalamazoo Growlers scored early and late as they defeated the Kenosha Kingfish 14-4. The Growlers got five in the opening inning as Matt Mervis (Duke) singled in two and Baron Radcliff (Georgia Tech) hit a two-run shot. Kenosha got two in the second which was started from Devin Ortiz (Virginia) hitting a solo shot. The Kingfish came within two in the fourth, but the Growlers got three in the sixth when two came home on a single from Zach Daniels (Tennessee). Kalamazoo got three in the eighth and ninth as Daniels knocked in another, Kenosha scored on an error, but the next two flew out to end the game.
Fond du Lac 7, Green Bay 5
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders prevented a late rally from the Green Bay Bullfrogs and won the game 7-5. Fondy got three in the second when started from Kiambu Fentress (Vanderbilt) hitting an RBI double and two more coming from an error. The Spiders got another in the third, but the Frogs responded for one in the fourth. Green Bay got another in the fifth, but Fondy got two in the seventh as Tyler Wardwell (Duke) tripled in a run in the seventh. They scored once more in the eighth, but Green Bay got three in the bottom half. Blake Nelson (Michigan) hit a two-run single, only received two more hits after that, which led to a Spiders two-run victory.
Thunder Bay 11, Mankato 6
The Thunder Bay Border Cats used a big fourth inning and defeated the Mankato MoonDogs 11-6. The Border Cats got one in the opening inning when Brady Gulakowski (NC State) hit an RBI single. The Cats got five in the fourth as Kyle Czaplak (CSU-Monterey Bay) capped things off with a two-run shot. Gunner Hellstrom (Nebraska) knocked in two from a double in the fifth for Thunder Bay, but Mankato got one in the sixth. The Cats scored once in the top of the seventh and the Dogs got one in the bottom half which was started by Kyle MacDonald (Arkansas State) homering in three. Thunder Bay got a pair in the ninth, Mankato got one, but the side was retired to end the game.
Schedule for July 10:
Lakeshore @ Fond du Lac (6:35 PM)
Mankato @ Eau Claire (6:35 PM)
Green Bay @ Wisconsin (6:35 PM)
La Crosse @ Duluth (6:35 PM)
Rochester @ Willmar (7:05 PM)
Waterloo @ St. Cloud (7:05 PM)
Bismarck @ Thunder Bay (7:05 PM)
Kalamazoo @ Battle Creek (7:05 PM)
Rockford @ Wisconsin Rapids (7:05 PM)
Kenosha @ Madison (7:05 PM)