La Crosse wins Second Consecutive, Currently Holds 2.5 Game Lead in North
The La Crosse Loggers defeated Thunder Bay for its second consecutive win and with a Willmar loss, they now hold a 2.5 game lead. Kenosha is on a three-game winning streak and since Lakeshore lost, the Kingfish hold a 1.5 game. Madison still owns the top overall spot and Duluth leads in the North.
Wisconsin 3, Madison 5
The Madison Mallards took the lead in the fifth and never looked back in their 5-3 win over the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The Mallards got their first in the opening inning on an RBI single by Tyler Plantier (Richmond). The Chucks took the lead in the second on a wild pitch and sac fly. Madison tied it when Andrew Baker (Florida) led off the third with a homer. Wisconsin got one in the fourth, but the Mallards tied it again in the fourth when Plantier scored on a fielder’s choice. Madison got an unearned run in the fifth and then another in the eighth while Trace Norkus (North Florida) converted his 11th save.
Fond du Lac 2, Battle Creek 1
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders got two in the top of the ninth to take the lead and defeat the Battle Creek Bombers 2-1. The Bombers got on the board in the opening inning from an RBI single by Connor Bailey ( ). Jordan Rhodes (McDaniel) got the start for Battle Creek and threw seven scoreless, allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out four. Fondy brought in four relievers to take care of the final 4.1. Jacob Adams ( ) gave the Spiders the lead in the ninth from a two-run single. Michael Hope (Shippensburg) was put in position for the win while Zach Bryant (Daytona State) threw the final inning for his ninth save.
Mankato 3, Rochester 13
The Rochester Honkers scored early and often and defeated the Mankato MoonDogs 13-3. The Honkers scored three in the opening inning which was started from Matt Hardy (UC Riverside) hitting a solo shot. The Honkers got another home run in the second, a two-run shot by Christian Robinson (Stanford) that contributed to a four-run inning. Austin Bull (Grand Canyon) hit an RBI single for the MoonDogs in the third. Hardy drove in another which was followed by Robinson jacking another home run. Bull drove in one more in the fifth, but Nate Webb (UC Riverside) hit a homer for Rochester in the seventh. Josh Elvir (Houston) hit one out for Mankato in the eighth, but Rochester got two in the bottom half which included Robinson driving in a run from a single. Zach Sundine (Lamar CC) pitched the ninth and secured the win.
Wisconsin Rapids 0, Kenosha 4
The Kenosha Kingfish held the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters to just three hits and won the game 4-0. Kenosha got two in the bottom half of the opening inning which started from Jack Yalowitz (Illinois) hitting an RBI single. The Kingish managed to get seven scoreless out of their starter Kaleb Schmidt (Drury) who only gave up two hits and four walks while striking out six. Mike Madej (NW Florida State) knocked in a run from a double in the sixth while Jack Weiller (Virginia) got one in the seventh from a single which proved to be the final score.
Lakeshore 6, Green Bay 17
The Green Bay Bullfrogs used a big sixth inning and defeated the Lakeshore Chinooks 17-6. The Chinooks jumped on the board first with an RBI double in the second from one of three hits by Griffin Dey (Yale). The Frogs got two unearned runs in the third, but Lakeshore got one in the fifth. The Chinooks scored two more in the sixth that was started from Jack Dunn (Northwestern) knocking in two from a single. Green Bay then exploded for 12 in the bottom half. Brian Davis (Gordon State) knocked in two of his three runs while Matthew Acosta (USC) knocked in two of his four runs. Davis hit an RBI single in the seventh, Lakeshore got one in the ninth, but the lead was too much for Green Bay.
Eau Claire 15, Waterloo 5
The Eau Claire Express scored early and often and defeated the Waterloo Bucks 15-5. Waterloo put up a pair in the second on a wild pitch and RBI double by Alec Trela (Memphis). Scott Ogrin (Cal Poly) tied it for the Express in the fourth on an RBI double, but Waterloo responded with another two in the fourth from a double by Dawnoven Smith (NC A&T). The Express got the lead in the fifth which was due to two errors. Eau Claire then put up another four in the next inning from a three-run triple by Devon Garcia (Ohio). Patrick Ferguson (Kent State) led off bottom half with a homer, but Scott Brueser (Stanford) started a three-run seventh with an RBI double. Eau Claire got another in the next inning, Waterloo got tow in the bottom half, but the side was retired in the ninth to end the game.
Bismarck 4, Duluth 11
The Duluth Huskies scored big in the final three innings and defeated the Bismarck Larks 11-4. Bismarck got two in the first from a two-run single by Braden Williams (New Mexico State). General McArthur (Missouri State) knocked in two for Duluth in the third on a double. The Huskies got two in the sixth to take the lead and then Christian Jones (Washington) cleared the bases on a double in a four-run seventh. The Huskies got three more in the eighth, the Larks battled for two in the ninth, but the side was retired to end the game.
Rockford 1, Kalamazoo 6
The Kalamazoo Growlers allowed just one inning of scoring and defeated the Rockford Rivets 6-1. The Growlers got its first in the opening inning from an error. They got two more in the third on a wild pitch and RBI single from Jonathan Foster (Florida State). Kalamazoo got a two-run home run in the fourth from Baron Radcliff (Georgia Tech) and then another unearned run in the sixth. The Rivets got their only run in the eighth from an RBI ground out, but A. Belcik (Notre Dame) threw a scoreless ninth to secure the win.
Willmar 0, St. Cloud 1 (11 Innings)
The St. Cloud Rox survived a pitcher’s duel and defeated the Willmar Stingers 1-0. Kenny Saenz (BYU) threw seven in his start for Fondy and allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out 10. Jonathan McKinney (Georgia Gwinnett) threw 6.2 innings for the Stingers, gave up just one hit and two walks while striking out seven. St. Cloud got Jake Suddreth (BYU) to throw the final two and struck out three to set himself up for the win. Then with one out and a runner on third, Bobby Seymour (Wake Forest) hit a sac fly to end the game.
Thunder Bay 3, La Crosse 8
The La Crosse Loggers scored big early and defeated the Thunder Bay Border Cats 8-3. The Loggers scored three in the bottom half of the opening inning as two came from Korey Lee (Cal) hitting a single. The Cats got one in the second and then tied it in the third from two RBI singles. La Crosse got an unearned run to take the lead in the bottom half and then got two from a home run by Nick Lewis (South Alabama). Lee homered in two in the fifth and got Chase Whitaker (Merced College) to throw three in relief to preserve the lead.
Schedule for July 16:
Mankato @ Bismarck (7:05 PM)