Published On: July 22nd, 2018

The Madison Mallards are quietly on a eight-game winning streak and holds a four game lead for first in the North. Duluth lost last night, but they still hold a half game over Willmar.


Wisconsin Rapids 5, Battle Creek 1 (Game 1)

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters only allowed Battle Creek to score in the opening inning and won 5-1 in a game that was delayed a day due to rain. Zach Gartner (East Texas Baptist) drove in the only run for the Bombers on a single. Rapids took the lead in the fifth on a bases loaded walk and then the game was called. It resumed today with Mitch Mallek (St. Cloud State) driving in a run from a single. The Rafters got another in the seventh and two more in the ninth. Jonathan Hernandez (Chapman) threw four in relief after the delay and earned his second win of the season.

Kenosha 6, Rockford 0

The Kenosha Kingfish threw two pitchers and shutout the Rockford Rivets 6-0. Kenosha got two right away in the opening inning from a Ben Troike (Virginia) RBI ground out and Jack Weiller (Illinois) hitting an RBI double. Both guys delivered again in the third and then the Kingfish scored another in the fourth. Weiller knocked in a run in the seventh from a sac fly for run number six. Kaleb Schmidt (Drury) threw five scoreless for the Kingfish, allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out five. Brent Villasenor (Chicago) threw the rest and converted his second save.

Wisconsin Rapids 9, Battle Creek 6 (7 Innings) (Game 2)

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters scored in the fourth to pull ahead and defeat the Battle Creek Bombers 9-6 in a seven-inning game. Both teams managed four in the opening inning. Brody Wofford (UCF) hit a two-run shot to get Rapids going while they committed three in the bottom half for the Bombers. The Rafters went ahead with two in the fourth form an error and RBI single by Ty Duvall (Vanderbilt). Wofford then singled in two to start a three-run sixth for Rapids. The Bombers got two in the bottom half from Alec Cargin (Wofford) hitting a two-run double, but the side was retired in the ninth to end the game.

Bismarck 3, Rochester 6

The Rochester Honkers used important third and fourth inning to defeat the Bismarck Larks 6-3. Bismarck got on the board in the second from a two-run shot by Michael Farnell (Murray State). The Honkers tied it in the third when Alex McGarry (Oregon State) did the same. The Honkers then took the lead when Logan Denholm (UC Davis) hit an RBI double to start a three-run fourth. Bismarck hit a solo shot in the seventh from Matthew Warkentin (Xavier), but Rochester got another in the eighth. Zak Davenport (Illinois) threw 7.2 for Rochester, gave up just the three on eight hits and one walk while striking out four. Michael Brandt (Augustana) came in for the remainder and converted the save.

Madison 3, Fond du Lac 1

The Madison Mallards pulled ahead in the sixth and tacked on an insurance run in the eighth to defeat the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 3-1. Madison got one in the third, but the Mallards tied it in the fifth from an error. Andrew Baker then gave the Mallards the lead in the sixth from a single and then he tacked on more in the eighth. Nicholes Morales (San Jose State) then threw the final 2.1 for the Mallards and converted his fourth save.

Wisconsin 4, Green Bay 3 (Game 1)

The Wisconsin Woodchucks battled all game with the Green Bay Bullfrogs and won the game 4-3. The Chucks jumped on the board first in the second on an RBI single by Isaac Quinones (Miami). Wisconsin got two more in the fifth from a wild pitch and unearned sac fly. The Frogs got one in the bottom half on a bases loaded walk. Riley Mihalik (Rider) then tied it for Green Bay in the sixth from a two-run shot. Wisconsin took the lead in the eighth on a wild pitch Trey Horton (Georgia State) threw an inning for the win and Lennon Gwizdala (Northwood) earned his 10th save.

Kalamazoo 11, Lakeshore 6

The Kalamazoo Growlers used a big fifth to take the lead and defeat the Lakeshore Chinooks 11-6. The Chinooks scored five in the opening inning on a bases loaded walk, error and two-run single by Turner Buis (Coastal Carolina). Kalamazoo got on the board in the second when they picked up six hits and five runs as Baron Radcliff (Georgia Tech) got things going with an RBI double. The Growlers took the lead in the fifth from five as Jared Miller (Notre Dame) hit a single and an error sent home another. The Chinooks got one in the seventh on an error. The Growlers scored once more in the eighth and Joe Boyle (Notre Dame) threw the final two to end the game.

Thunder Bay 3, Waterloo 17

The Waterloo Bucks jumped all over the Thunder Bay Border Cats and won the game 17-3. The Cats got all three in the opening inning as Nick Conti (Eckerd) hit a two-run double. The Bucks took the lead in the bottom half with five as Cameron Sclafani (Rutgers) cleared the bases with a triple. The Bucks got another in the second and then five in the third which was powered by Tate Samuelson (Cal Poly) knocking in two from a single. Waterloo put up four in the fourth as Sclafani knocked in another. The Bucks got one in the fifth and then another in the eighth. Mike Townsend (UCLA) led the bullpen with three scoreless and just two hits to secure the big win.

Wisconsin 0, Green Bay 4 (7 Innings) (Game 2)

The Green Bay Bullfrogs threw two pitchers in their 4-0 shutout victory over the Wisconsin Woodchucks. Green Bay got three in the second inning when Cooper Morrison (UC Davis) hit a two-run single and scored. The Frogs got one more in the fourth while Cody Norman (La Verne) threw 5.1 scoreless for the win and David Troth (Hillsdale) pitched the rest to end the game.

Eau Claire 1, Mankato 2

The Mankato MoonDogs used the third inning to take the lead and defeat the Eau Claire Express 2-1. The MoonDogs got two in the third when consecutive sac fly outs by Austin Bull ( ) and Kyle MacDonald (Arkansas State). The Express got one in the fourth on an error. Nathan Hickey (Tarleton State) threw six innings, gave up just one unearned run on four hits and two walks while striking out seven for is fourth win. Zach Hardy (New Mexico State) threw the final inning for his sixth save.

Willmar 6, St. Cloud 3

The Willmar stingers used a big eighth inning and defeated the St. Cloud Rox 6-3. Ryan Davis (Georgetown) went deep to lead off the first for the Rox. Jayson Newman (Cal-State Northridge) then hit a solo shot for the Stingers in the second. Both teams traded runs in the sixth, St. Cloud got one in the seventh, but Willmar took the lead in the eighth which was powered by Newman hitting an RBI double. Newman then came in as the pitcher and converted his seventh save.

Duluth 1, La Crosse 4

The La Crosse Loggers maintained their lead all game and defeated the Duluth Huskies 4-1. The Loggers scored first in the opening inning. La Crosse got another in the fourth from a wild pitch. Duluth got one in the sixth, but the Loggers scored in the seventh from an error. Jarron Silva (UCLA) hit a home run to lead off the eighth and Ryan Anderson (Nevada) threw the final inning and picked up his first save.


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