The Wisconsin Woodchucks used multiple five-run innings to defeat the Madison Mallards 21-12. La Crosse bounced back and returned to a 1.5 game lead for first in the North. Kenosha continues to hold a half game lead over Lakeshore as the Woodchucks are in third.
Rockford 5, Kalamazoo 11 (7 Innings) (Game 1)
The Kalamazoo Growlers used a big sixth inning to take the lead and defeat the Rockford Rivets 11-6. Rockford got two in the second from a home run by Kian O’Brien (Kent State). The Growlers took the lead in the bottom half with three which was powered by Niko Kavadas (Notre Dame) singling in two. Baron Radcliff (Georgia Tech) hit a solo shot for Kalamazoo in the third, but the Rivets tied it in the fourth from a home run by Pat Loeffler (Indiana). Loeffler went deep again in the sixth, but Kalamazoo went off for seven in the bottom half. There were two errors committed while Jonathan Foster (Florida State) went deep and Sam Faith (Missouri State) hit a single. Mason Shinabery (Huntington) then came in and struck out the side in-order to end the game.
Wisconsin 21, Madison 12
The Wisconsin Woodchucks beat up on the Madison Mallards all game and won 21-12. The Chucks scored right away in the opening inning with a homer by Nick Loftin (Baylor). Wisconsin got one in the third and then got five including a grand slam by Alex Toral (Miami). The Mallards scored one in the bottom half, but Wisconsin got four in the sixth which was powered by Jaren Shelby (State College of Florida) hitting a two-run double. Madison started a six-run sixth from a two-run shot by Tyler Plantier (Richmond). Another five-run inning came in the seventh Toral hit another grand slam. They scored five again in the eighth, but the Mallards countered with four. Madison got one more in the ninth as the next two guys got out to end the game.
Wisconsin Rapids 2, Kenosha 3
The Kenosha Kingfish walked it off in the bottom of the ninth and defeated the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 3-2. The Kingfish scored right away in the bottom half of the opening inning. Rapids tied it in the fifth, took the lead in the eighth on an RBI single by Jordan Wiley (Kalamazoo College), but Kenosha tied it up in the bottom half from an RBI single by Scott Dubrule (Jacksonville). Kenosha then had one on and one out in the ninth and Will Wagner (Liberty) hit an RBI double to win the game.
Willmar 4, St. Cloud 6
The St. Cloud Rox allowed the Willmar Stingers to score in just two innings and win the game 6-4. Both teams got one in the third. Matt Rudick (San Diego State) hit an RBI single for the Stingers and the Rox got one off an error. Willmar got one in the fourth to take the lead, but Ricardo Sanchez (Arkansas-Pine Bluff) and Ryan Weisenberg (Georgetown) hit consecutive home runs in the fifth. Cal Elvers (Miami (OH)) cleared the bases with a double in the sixth for Willmar, but St. Cloud got two in the bottom half. Finn Del Bonta-Smith (San Jose State) then came on and converted his fourth save.
Rochester 4, Mankato 6
The Mankato MoonDogs took the lead which was the eventual game-winner in the eighth and defeated The Rochester Honkers 6-4. The Honkers got four in the second which was powered by an error and Alex McGarry (Oregon State) driving in a run from one of his two hits. The MoonDogs got a pair in the fourth from an error and double by Max Wright (Indiana State). Wright knocked in another in the sixth and then Mankato scored three times to take the lead in the eighth. Wright knocked in one more to get things going Brandon Pfaadt (Bellarmine) picking up the win and Zach Hardy (New Mexico State) converting his fourth save.
Thunder Bay 4, La Crosse 9
The La Crosse Loggers used a big fifth and seventh to pull away and defeat the Thunder Bay Border Cats 9-4. Both teams jacked home runs in the opening inning. Brady Gulakowski (NC State) hit one for the Borer Cats and Braiden Ward (Washington) hit one out for the Loggers. Thunder Bay took the lead in the fourth with one, but four were scored in the fifth which included a two-run shot by Harrison Freed (Butler). Brandon Trammell (Tennessee) hit a solo shot for the Cats in the sixth, but La Crosse got the run back in the bottom half. Three more were scored in the seventh for La Crosse while Thunder Bay got another in the eighth. Jon Meyerring (Miami (OH)) then threw the final three, allowed just one run, struck out four and secured the win.
Eau Claire 12, Waterloo 5
The Waterloo Bucks went ahead late and defeated the Eau Claire Express 12-5. Eau Claire got a run in the third, but Waterloo struck for five in the fourth. Brendan Hueth (St. Josephs) knocked in two from a single and Carmen Sclafani (Rutgers) homered in two in the fourth. The Express got another in the fifth, but took the lead in the seventh which was started from Spencer Myers (Notre Dame) hitting an RBI single. The Express got another five in the eighth as Myers knocked in another. They got one in the ninth while Isaiah Davis (Fresno State) threw four struck out eight and won his first game.
Bismarck 7, Duluth 8
The Duluth Huskies walked it off in the bottom of the ninth and defeated the Bismarck Larks 8-7. Duluth got a pair in the second when Tony Monroy (Georgetown) hit a double. The Larks got two in the third to tie it up, but Monroy knocked in another in the fourth. Bismarck got three in the fifth which was started from two RBI doubles by Ripken Reyes (Cal) and Tristen Carranza (New Mexico State). Duluth got four in the bottom half to take the lead, but Bismarck got two in the seventh to tie it up. Then with the bases loaded in the ninth, Michael McCann (Texas ) was hit by a pitch to give the Huskies the win.
Green Bay 1, Lakeshore 12
The Lakeshore Chinooks scored early and late in their 12-1 win over the Green Bay Bullfrogs. The Chinooks got four in the opening inning which was started from Jim Govern (Eastern Illinois) knocking in two from a single. Dallas Beaver (UCF) started a three run second from a two-run double. Alejandro Gonzalez (Hillsborough) knocked in the one and only run for the Frogs in the fifth on a double. Lakeshore got a pair in the sixth which was powered by an error and then three more came around to score in the seventh. Marko Boricich (Penn State) then converted his first save for the Chinooks.
Rockford 3, Kalamazoo 4 (7 Innings) (Game 2)
The Kalamazoo Growlers walked it off in the seventh inning tonight and defeated the Rockford Rivets 4-3. Kalamazoo scored a run in each of the first three innings as Jason Sullivan (Central Michigan) hit an RBI single in the second. Rockford got one in the fourth from a solo shot by Parker Bates (Louisiana Tech). Jacob Vader Wal (Central Arizona) knocked in two from a single in the sixth, but then Jonathan Foster (Florida State) knocked in the game-winner from a single in the seventh inning.
Fond du Lac 3, Battle Creek 5
The Battle Creek Bombers prevented a late rally from the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders and won the game 5-3. The Bombers got one in the opening inning from a single by Caleb Henderson (New Mexico State). The Bombers got another in the second, but Fondy got one in the fourth from an RBI single by Andrew Bullock (Western Carolina). Battle Creek scored again in the fifth and then two more unearned runs in the sixth. The Spiders got one in the seventh on a home run by Jacob Adams (Ole Miss) and then another in the ninth, but the next guy struck out to end the game.
Schedule for July 15:
Wisconsin @ Madison (1:05 PM)
Fond du Lac @ Battle Creek (1:05 PM)
Mankato @ Rochester (1:05 PM)
Wisconsin Rapids @ Kenosha (1:05 PM)
Lakeshore @ Green Bay (1:05 PM)
Eau Claire @ Waterloo (2:05 PM)
Bismarck @ Duluth (3:05 PM)
Rockford @ Kalamazoo (3:05 PM)
Willmar @ St. Cloud (4:05 PM)
Thunder Bay @ La Crosse (5:05 PM)