Published On: July 22nd, 2018

Willmar defeated St. Cloud in extras and Duluth handed La Crosse its second straight loss to put the Stingers and Huskies into a first-place tie in the Second Half North Division Standings. Fond du Lac continues to hold a one game lead over Kenosha as both are on losing skids.


Kenosha 1, Rockford 5

The Rockford Rivets did all its scoring in the second and defeated the Kenosha Kingfish 5-1. The five run second started on a sac fly and continued with two-run singles by Ryan Cole (Notre Dame) and Wyatt Mascarella (St. Johns). Denson Hull (Creighton) threw six, allowed just the five runs on six hits and one walk while striking out six for the Kingfish. Tyler Thornton (Faulkner) threw six in his start for Rockford, allowed just one run on two hits and one walk while striking out four. The only run for Kenosha came from a homer to lead off sixth as the Rivets bullpen threw the final three scoreless to end the game.

Eau Claire 1, Mankato 7

The Mankato MoonDogs used a big fifth inning and defeated the Eau Claire Express 7-1. Eau Claire got one in the opening inning when Jake Shepski (Xavier) went deep. Josh Elvir (Houston) knocked in another for the Dogs on a single in the fourth. Mankato then got four in the fifth as Kyle MacDonald (Arkansas State) hit a three-run shot. MacDonald then drove in another in the seven from a single, but the Express got on the board in the eighth from an RBI single by Adam LaRock (MATC). Jarod Wright (Southern Miss.) threw seven scoreless for the Dogs and allowed just four hits while striking out three for the win.
Duluth 6, La Crosse 4

The Duluth Huskies took the lead in the ninth and defeated the La Crosse Loggers 6-4. The Loggers got a pair in the opening inning when Bryce Blaum (Texas A&M) hit an RBI single and another scored on an error. The Loggers got another in the fourth and sixth from RBI singles. The Huskies scored twice on an error in the seventh and then Augie Isaacson (Friends) led off the eighth with a homer. A wild pitch tied it in the ninth and Kyle Jacobsen (South Carolina) knocking in two from a single which proved to be the game-winner.

Fond du Lac 1, Madison 2

The Madison Mallards used an eighth inning to go ahead and defeat the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 2-1. Both teams traded runs in the fourth as Fondy got one from a Cole Zabowski (Ole Miss) home run. Madison got one from a single by Drew Ober (UNC Charlotte) and the run scored on an error. The eventual game-winner came in the eighth when David Vinsky (Northwood) singled in a run for the Mallards. Carson Ragsdale (USF) pitched the final two for the Mallards, struck out four and picked up his first win.

Kalamazoo 3, Lakeshore 1

The Kalamazoo Growlers used an important eighth inning to build a lead and defeat the Lakeshore Chinooks 3-1. Cayman Richardson (Virginia) put the Growlers on the board first in the fourth with an RBI single. Kyle Virbitsky (Penn State) threw seven scoreless for Kalamazoo, allowed just four hits and two walks while striking out four. Kalamazoo hit a sac fly and RBI single from Sam Crail (Indiana) in the eighth. Dallas Beaver (UCF) hit a sac fly for the Chinooks, but Andrew Belcik (Notre Dame) threw the final inning for Growlers for his first save.

Wisconsin, Green Bay (Postponed to: July 22, 1:05 PM)

The game has been suspended in the bottom of the fifth. It will be resumed as part of a doubleheader tomorrow at 1:05 PM in Green Bay and will be completed to nine innings. The Regularly scheduled game will take place after and will be seven innings.

Thunder Bay 10, Waterloo 3

The Thunder Bay Border Cats used important third and seventh innings to defeat the Waterloo Bucks 10-3. Waterloo scored twice in the first when Brendan Hueth (St. Josephs) hit a double to score a run. The Cats got four more in the third which was started by Ben McConnell (Forth Scott CC) hit an RBI double. One more scored in the fourth and then Daniel DeSimone (Cowley) hit a two-run double in a three-run seventh. Kevin Welsh (Rutgers) gave the Bucks one more in the seventh on an RBI single.  Willie Bourbon (Northwestern) then knocked in his third in the eighth for Thunder Bay and Brandon Trammell (Tennessee) went deep in ninth which proved to be the final score.

Wisconsin Rapids, Battle Creek (Postponed to July 22, 11:05 PM)

The game has been suspended in the top of the fifth. It will be resumed at 11:05 PM tomorrow in Battle Creek and completed to nine innings. The regularly scheduled game will be played after and it will be seven innings.

Bismarck 7, Rochester 9

The Rochester Honkers scored big early and defeated the Bismarck Larks 9-7. The Honkers got six right away. There were two errors committed in the inning, Michael Michalak (Illinois) knocked in one of his two runs while Mike Peabody (UC Irvine) was responsible for two runs on a single. Matthew Warkentin (Xavier) went deep for two in the second to put the Larks on the board. Michalak knocked in another in a two-run bottom half of the second. Bismarck managed another in the third and fourth. The Honkers scored on another error in the fifth as Bismarck put up three in the sixth which was powered by Tristen Carranza (New Mexico State) knocking in two from a single. Joshua Ibarra (Concordia Irvine) then threw the final 1.2 scoreless for his 10th save.

St. Cloud 5, Willmar 6 (14 Innings)

The Willmar Stingers battled all game and defeated the St. Cloud Rox 6-5 in 14 innings. Sebastian Samuels (Montevallo) hit an RBI single for the Stingers in the second. Willmar got another in the fifth and then Matt Rudick (San Diego State) hit a two-RBI single in the sixth. The Rox started their come back in the seventh with an RBI single by Ricardo Sanchez (Arkansas-Pine Bluff). St. Cloud got two more in the next inning from an error and then tied it in the ninth from another error to force extras. Both teams picked up runs in the 12th, but John Trousdale (Alabama) connected on a double in the 14th for the Rox which drove in the game-winner.


Schedule for July 22:

Wisconsin Rapids @ Battle Creek (11:05 AM)

Kenosha @ Rockford (1:00 PM)

Wisconsin Rapids @ Battle Creek (1:05 PM) (Game 2)

Bismarck @ Rochester (1:05 PM)

Madison @ Fond du Lac (1:05 PM)

Wisconsin @ Green Bay (1:05 PM)

Kalamazoo @ Lakeshore (1:35 PM)

Thunder Bay @ Waterloo (2:05 PM)

Wisconsin @ Green Bay (2:30 PM) (Game 2)

Eau Claire @ Mankato (3:05 PM)

Willmar @ St. Cloud (4:05 PM)

Duluth @ La Crosse (5:05 PM)


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