Kenosha won its second consecutive game which was a walk-off victory over Battle Creek as they still lead Fond du Lac by a half game. Madison saw its winning streak snapped, but still leads the overall standings by 4.5. La Crosse has won four in a row and leads Willmar and Duluth by a half game in the North.
Madison 2, Rockford 7
The Rockford Rivets took advantage of five Madison Mallards errors and won the game 7-2. The Rivets got two in the second when Brennan Reback (Central Arizona) singled in both runs. Rockford scored another in the in the fourth and then two more in the fifth from a pair of errors. Rockford scored twice more in the seventh when Kian O’Brien (Kent State) hit a single. Madison managed two from consecutive doubles by David Vinsky (Northwood) and Justice Bigbie (Western Carolina). Tyler Thornton (Faulkner) though threw 6.2 for the Rivets, gave up just one earned run and struck out 11.
Wisconsin 0, Fond du Lac 2
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders got a complete game shutout from Peyton Sanderin (Christian Brothers) and defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks 2-0. The first run came in the second when Jack Wessel ( ) hit an RBI single. Wessel then hit a sac fly in the fourth to knock in an unearned run. Brand Broussard (LSU) did pick up two hits for the Chucks, but Sanderlin was too much as he only allowed five hits, two walks while striking out three for his second win.
Waterloo 9, Duluth 10
The Duluth Huskies scored all its runs in the third and defeated the Waterloo Bucks 10-9. The Bucks got three in the opening inning as Myles Emmerson (Cal Poly) knocked in a two-run single as another came unearned. Waterloo managed three in the top half of the third as Dawnoven Smith (NC A&T) hit a two-run single. Julian Escobedo (San Diego State) though got things going in the big third from an RBI double, later scored and then knocked in a second from a sac fly. Nicholas Sogard (Loyola-Marymount) was the other player who knocked in two runs in the inning from an error and single. Emmerson knocked in another from a double in the seventh and then the Bucks got two more in the eighth, but Duluth held on to win the game.
Mankato 10, Thunder Bay 6
The Mankato MoonDogs battled all game with the Thunder Bay Border Cats and won 10-6. Mankato got two in the opening inning when Kyle MacDonald (Arkansas State) went deep. Cam Pearcey (Coastal Carolina) then led off the bottom half with a dinger for Thunder Bay. Two RBI singles and a sac fly produced more for Mankato in the second. The Border Cats got three in the fourth as Pearcey knocked in another from a single. MacDonald got one back for the Dogs in the fifth on a sac fly. The Cats got two in the sixth from RBI singles, but Garrett Mitchell (UCLA) and Austin Bull both went deep for Mankato in the eighth. Mankato managed one more in the ninth on an error while Brett Newberg (Austin Peay) threw three in relief for the win.
La Crosse 7, Eau Claire 6
The La Crosse Loggers used the third and eighth to build a lead and defeat the Eau Claire Express 7-6. The Express got on the board first in the opening inning on a two-run double by Scott Ogrin (Cal Poly). Braiden Ward (Washington) started a three-run third from a two-run single for the Loggers. Eau Claire got another in the fourth, but La Crosse scored four in the eighth which was powered by Harrison Freed (Butler) clearing the bases on a double. Nick Brueser (Stanford) led off the bottom half for the Express with a dinger and they got two more in the ninth, but the side was retired to end the game.
St. Cloud 11, Rochester 1
The St. Cloud Rox held the Rochester Honkers to just four hits and one run in their 11-1 victory. Ryland Kerr (Eastern Kentucky) was one of many Rox who drove in two and he got things going in the second from a single. St. Cloud got another in the fourth and then Noah Hill (BYU) led off the fifth with a solo shot. Christian Robinson (Stanford) did the same for the Honkers in the bottom half. There was an error and three singles in the sixth to add more to the Rox lead and then Connor Aube (UTA) hit a two-run shot to start a three-run seventh. Two more came home in the ninth for St. Cloud and Evan Johnson (Creighton) earned his fourth win after throwing eight and striking out 11.
Battle Creek 2, Kenosha 4 (10 Innings)
The Kenosha Kingfish walked it off in the bottom of the ninth and defeated the Battle Creek Bombers 4-2. The Bombers got one in the opening inning on a bases loaded balk. Kenosha tied it from an error in the second and then took the lead in the third when Jack Yalowitz (Illinois) went deep. Battle Creek scored on an RBI single in the seventh by Roman Trujllo (New Mexico State) which eventually forced extras. With two outs and one on in the 10th, Evan McDonald (Farleigh Dickinson) hit a walk-off home run for the Kingfish.
Bismarck 3, Willmar 2
The Bismarck Larks took the lead in the top of the ninth and defeated the Willmar Stingers 3-2. Willmar got on the board first in the third when Matt Rudick (San Diego State) hit a solo shot. The Larks took the lead in the lead in the fifth when Christian Montes (Stony Brook) went deep for two. The Stingers tied it in the fifth on an RBI double. Then in the top of the ninth, Braden Williams (New Mexico State) singled in the eventual game-winner as bullpen threw the final four to end the game.
Green Bay 8, Kalamazoo 2
The Green Bay Bullfrogs used a big eighth inning and defeated the Kalamazoo Growlers 8-2. Kalamazoo put up its first in the fourth from an RBI single by Ivan Johnson (Georgia). The Growlers got another in the seventh when Kawambee Moss (Kalamazoo Valley CC) hit an RBI single. Jack Nelson (Boston College) threw six, allowed just eight hits and three walks while striking out two. The Frogs then took the lead In a big way from seven in the eighth. The inning was powered by Preston Pavlica (Grand Canyon) hitting a grand slam and the Growlers committing two errors. Green Bay put up one more in the ninth as Kalamazoo went down in-order to end the game.
Lakeshore 3, Wisconsin Rapids 7
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters battled late and defeated the Lakeshore Chinooks 7-3. Rapids got three in the third when Ty Duvall (Vanderbilt) knocked in two from a single. The Rafters went up four in the sixth from an error. The Chinooks got two in the seventh from an error and a run scoring single by Jack Dunn (Northwestern). Rapids though responded with two in the bottom half from a wild pitch and RBI single by Mitch Mallek (St. Cloud State). They traded runs once again in the eighth Mason McReaken (SIUE) threw the final 1.2 scoreless and struck out four to end the game.
Schedule for July 28:
Battle Creek @ Green Bay (4:05 PM) (Game 1)
Kalamazoo @ Madison (6:05 PM)
Eau Claire @ Bismarck (6:05 PM)
Fond du Lac @ Kenosha (6:05 PM)
Mankato @ La Crosse (6:05 PM)
Rockford @ Wisconsin Rapids (6:05 PM)
St. Cloud @ Thunder Bay (6:05 PM)
Lakeshore @ Wisconsin (6:35 PM)
Waterloo @ Duluth (6:35 PM)
Green Bay @ Battle Creek (7:05 PM) (Game 2)
Willmar @ Rochester (7:05 PM)