The La Crosse Loggers now hold a 1.5 game lead in the second half North Division Standings after their extra innings win and Duluth’s loss. Lakeshore had their winning streak snapped as the Chinooks and Kenosha Kingfish are tied for first at 6-1.
Lakeshore 0, Fond du Lac 2
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders battled a pitcher’s duel with the Lakeshore Chinooks and won the game 2-0. The Spiders got a pair in the fourth as Tyler Wardwell (Duke) and Sam Cohen (UCSB) hit consecutive RBI singles. Jon Young (Indiana Wesleyan) threw seven scoreless for Fondy, allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out three. Luis Ferrer (UCF) threw three scoreless in relief for the Chinooks, but Zach Bryant (Daytona State) came in and converted his seventh save.
Mankato 1, Eau Claire 6
The Eau Claire Express used a big fourth inning and defeated the Mankato MoonDogs 6-1. Eau Claire got one in the opening inning and Mankato tied things up in the third. The Express got three in the fourth as David LaManna (Notre Dame) cleared the bases from a double. Eau Claire got one in the fifth and then another in the sixth. Justin Revels (Illinois-Springfield) threw six innings, allowed just one run on two hits and six walks while striking out two. Trevor Olson (Xavier) threw three in relief and converted his first save.
Green Bay 1, Wisconsin 6
The Wisconsin Woodchucks used a big eighth inning and defeated the Green Bay Bullfrogs 6-1. The Bullfrogs got on the board in the second with an RBI double by Alex Toral (Miami). Branson Hall (St. Mary’s) threw 7.1 innings, allowed just one run on four hits and three walks while striking out four. Green Bay got its run from an RBI double by Blaise Maris (Florida Tech), but Toral homered in the bottom half to drive in three for a total of five which proved to be the game-winner.
La Crosse 11, Duluth 10 (10 Innings)
The La Crosse Loggers went ahead in the top of the 10th inning and defeated the Duluth Huskies 11-10. La Crosse got on the board with one in the first. Duluth then put up five in the third which was powered by three errors. Donta Williams (Arizona) knocked in two from a single in the fourth for La Crosse and then went ahead two in the fifth which was capped off by Steve Mann (Duke) hitting a two-run single. Duluth used another error in the seventh to scored four more, but the Loggers got another in the eighth. Korey Lee (Cal) homered in two while the Huskies forced extras on a bases loaded walk. Harrison Freed (Butler) delivered the go-ahead in the 10th which was single that scored a run for La Crosse.
Rochester 2, Willmar 4
The Willmar Stingers scored three in the sixth, seventh and eighth and defeated the Rochester Honkers 4-2. Willmar got one in the third on a wild pitch. Rochester tied it in the fourth on a wild pitch also and then took the lead in the sixth. Willmar tied it again in the bottom half, took the lead on an error in the next inning and then Matt Rudick (San Diego State) doubled in an insurance run in the eighth. Ben Mora (Cal Poly Pomona) threw the final inning and picked up his first save.
Waterloo 2, St. Cloud 3
The St. Cloud Rox walked it off in the bottom of the ninth and defeated the Waterloo Bucks 3-2. Patrick Ferguson (Kent State) tripled in two runs in the third for the Bucks. The Rox scored one in the sixth on an RBI single by Marshall Gilbert (Mississippi State). They tied it in the eighth and then with one out in the ninth, Ryan Weisenberg (Georgetown) hit an RBI single to win the game. Jake Suddreth (BYU) earned the win after throwing the final 2.1 innings and allowed just one hit while striking out two.
Bismarck 6, Thunder Bay 4
The Bismarck Larks used a big ninth inning to take the lead and defeat the Thunder Bay Border Cats 6-4. The Cats got three in the third which was sparked by Brady Gulakowski (NC State) hitting a double and an error by the catcher. The Larks got one in the sixth and then one in the seventh as Matthew Warkentin (Xavier) hit a solo shot. Thunder Bay got one in the eighth, but Jacob Nesbit (Arkansas) and Tristen Carranza (New Mexico State) both knocked in two RBI doubles for the eventual game-winner.
Kalamazoo 9, Battle Creek 2
The Kalamazoo Growlers used a big fourth inning to take the lead and defeat the Battle Creek Bombers 9-2. Battle Creek got one in the second from a balk. Kalamazoo then put up four which was powered by Baron Radcliff (Georgia Tech) knocking in two from a double. Zach Gartner (East Texas Baptist) singled in a run for Battle Creek, but the Growlers got three more in the next inning as Matt Mervis (Duke) hit a solo shot. Kalamazoo got one more in the eighth and ninth, while two relievers threw the final four to end the game.
Rockford 0, Wisconsin Rapids 5
The Wisconsin Rapids limited the Rockford Rivets to just two hits and won the game 5-0. Victor Carlino (Long Beach State) hit an RBI single in the fifth to put Rapids on the board. Ty Duvall (Vanderbilt) then homered for three in the sixth that put the Rafters at five. Gareth Stroh (Purdue) threw seven scoreless for the Rafters and allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out five. Mason McReaken (SIUE) then threw the final two innings and secured the win for Rapids.
Kenosha 14, Madison 6
The Kenosha Kingfish broke the game open in the eighth and went on to defeat the Madison Mallards 14-2. Scott Dubrule (Jacksonville) led off the game with a home run to start a two-run first. Kenosha got three in the second which was powered by two errors. Madison got on the board in the third when David Vinsky (Northwood) hit an RBI single. Jack Yalowitz (Illinois) hit a two-run shot in the fifth for the Kingfish. The Mallards got one more in the seventh, but Kenosha hit four home runs in the eighth. Will Wagner (Liberty), Jack Weiller (Virginia), Devin Ortiz (Virginia) and Evan McDonald (Farleigh Dickinson) all went deep. The Mallards got two in the bottom half and then Tyler Plantier (Richmond) hit a two-run shot in the ninth, but the side was retired to end the game.
Schedule for July 11:
Mankato @ Eau Claire (6:35 PM)
Green Bay @ Wisconsin (6:35 PM)
Lakeshore @ Fond du Lac (6:35 PM)
La Crosse @ Duluth (6:35 PM)
Waterloo @ St. Cloud (7:05 PM)
Rochester @ Willmar (7:05 PM)
Battle Creek @ Kalamazoo (7:05 PM)
Bismarck @ Thunder Bay (7:05 PM)
Kenosha @ Madison (7:05 PM)
Rockford @ Wisconsin Rapids (7:05 PM)