Kenosha, Wisconsin Both Went off for Big Run-Scoring Nights
Kenosha stayed on top of the second half standings by 3.5 games as they put up 19 runs on Rockford. Wisconsin also saw their offense explode for 18 against Green Bay. Duluth is continuing to hold on to a half game lead over Willmar and La Crosse while their lead in the overall standings is two.
Willmar 8, Eau Claire 2 (7 Innings) (Game 1)
The Willmar Stingers used the third and fourth to build a lead and defeat the Eau Claire Express 8-2. The Stingers scored in the opening inning on a solo shot by Tyler Reichenborn (Iowa Western). Willmar got four in the third as Shea Kramer (Utah) hit an RBI single. The Express scored The Stingers got another three in the next inning which was powered by Kramer knocking in two from a single. Eau Claire got one in the bottom half from Nick Brueser (Stanford) going deep. Corey Binger (Minnesota State) threw six innings, allowed just two runs on three hits and four walks while striking out seven for his fourth win.
Fond du Lac 13, Lakeshore 9
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders used a big seventh inning to take the lead and defeat the Lakeshore Chinooks 13-9. The Chinooks got one in the second on an RBI single by Sam Kohnle (Winona State). Lakeshore got another in the third, but the Spiders responded for one in the next inning. Fondy went off for seven in the fifth as Jacob Adams (Ole Miss) hit a grand slam. The Chinooks then got three in the bottom half when Jim Govern (Eastern Illinois) knocked in two from a single. Lakeshore got another four to retake the lead in the sixth as Govern reached on an error while two scored. The Spiders then put up five in the seventh for the lead on an error and two RBI singles from Zac Taylor (Illinois) and Alex Erro (Northwestern). Conor Dryer (Central Missouri) then threw the final three scoreless and converted his first save.
Green Bay 5, Wisconsin 18
The Wisconsin Woodchucks jumped all over the Green Bay Bullfrogs and won the game 18-5. Both got runs in the opening inning as Adrian Damla (UC Irvine) hit an RBI single. The Chucks then took the lead in the third when Domenic DeRenzo (Oklahoma) hit a three-run shot. The Frogs managed two in the fourth, but Wisconsin got another one in the bottom half. Wisconsin got a two-run single from Payton Nelson in the fifth and Green Bay got a pair in the sixth. The Chucks responded for another five when DeRenzo hit another three-run home run. Brandt Broussard (LSU) hit a three-run dinger himself in the seventh while the Chucks bullpen threw the final four to end the game.
Thunder Bay 9, Waterloo 5
The Thunder Bay Border Cats used the first three innings and defeated the Waterloo Bucks 9-5. The Border Cats got four in the opening inning which was powered by Tavien Gillette (Des Moines Area CC) driving in two from a single. Gillette knocked in another two from a double in the second which sent home three runners. The Cats got another pair in the third, but the Bucks responded for one in the bottom half on an error. Waterloo got another two in the fifth as Angelo Altavilla (Nebraska) knocked home one on a single. The Bucks got another in the eighth and ninth from errors, but the final guy struck out to end the game.
Bismarck 2, Mankato 4
The Mankato MoonDogs used the sixth and seventh to defeat the Bismarck Larks 4-2. The Larks scored first in the third on an RBI double by Kyle Stephens (Lindenwood). The MoonDogs got three in the sixth to take the lead from RJ Teijeiro (UCLA) hitting an RBI double and an RBI single by Sean Noel (NDSU). Bismarck did pick up one more in the seventh, but Jake Shepski (Xavier) came on for the ninth and converted his first save.
Duluth 1, Rochester 2
The Rochester Honkers walked it off in the bottom of the ninth and defeated the Duluth Huskies 2-1. Duluth got eight innings out of Hayden Schenefield (Cal State Northridge) who allowed nothing on three hits while striking out 11. Zak Devermann (Illinois) threw eight in his start and allowed just one run on three hits and four walks while striking out four. The one run in the sixth for the Huskies came on an error. Then with one out and a guy on third, Michael Michalak (Illinois) hit a home run to win the game.
Battle Creek 9, Wisconsin Rapids 0
The Battle Creek Bombers took a no-hitter to the bottom of the ninth and defeated the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 9-0. The Bombers scored four in the opening inning on an error and a two-run shot by Connor Bailey (Willamette). Battle Creek got three more in the second on consecutive base-knocks. The Bombers got another in the fourth and then again in the sixth. Derek Martin (Tarleton State) threw five no-hit innings and struck out seven for his first win. With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Jake Dunham (Northern Illinois) hit a double for Rapids, but the side was retired to end the game.
Rockford 7, Kenosha 19
The Kenosha Kingfish went off in the eighth and defeated the Rockford Rivets 19-7. The Kingfish got a pair in the opening inning. Kenosha then put up three in the third when Marty Bechina (Michigan State) went deep. Both teams got two in the fourth, but Kenosha added three more in the fifth when Evan McDonald (Farleigh Dickinson) went deep. The Rivets put up three in the sixth when Wyatt Mascarella (St. Johns) cleared the bases on a double. They traded runs in the seventh and then the Kingfish got eight in the eighth. McDonald did most of the damage with a solo shot to lead off the inning and then a grand slam later on which went on to be enough to win the game.
St. Cloud 8, La Crosse 6
The St. Cloud Rox used the seventh and eighth to take the lead and defeat the La Crosse Loggers 8-6. Both got runs in the third as the Loggers scored on an RBI double by Steve Mann (Duke). The Loggers went off for five in the fifth as the Rox committed three errors, threw wild pitch and Mann connecting on a double. St. Cloud then took the lead in the seventh with six as Michael Borst (Minot State) hit a grand slam. The Rox got another in the eighth as Justin Wick (Creighton) threw three scoreless for his first win and Joey Stock (St. John (MN)) converted his first save.
Kalamazoo 7, Madison 8 (11 Innings)
The Madison Mallards walked it off in the ninth and defeated the Kalamazoo Growlers 8-7. Kalamazoo got a pair in the opening inning off an error and sac fly. The Growlers got another pair in the third when Niko Kavadas (Notre Dame) hit an RBI double and Zach Daniels (Tennessee) hit an RBI single. Kalamazoo got three more in the fifth when Dylan Shockley (Rio Grande) knocked in two from a single. The Mallards got on the board with four in the fifth as Nick Gile (Madison College) drove in two on a single. Madison then tied it up in the ninth as Jesse Forestell (Western Michigan) hit a two-run double to force extra innings. With two on and nobody out in the bottom of the ninth, Forestell delivered again with a single which scored the game-winning run.
Eau Claire 5, Willmar 2 (7 Innings) (Game 2)
The Eau Claire Express scored big in the later innings and defeated the Willmar Stingers 5-2. The Express got one in the opening inning on a bases loaded walk. The Singers tied it in the fourth when Davis Elliott (North Alabama) went deep. The Express took the lead in the sixth on an error and a double from Adam LaRock (MATC). Willmar did mange one in the bottom of the seventh, but the final guy struck out to end the game.
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