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Mother Nature Shortened the Northwoods League Game Schedule But That Didn’t Stop the Great Performance by Rest of the Teams

The Duluth Huskies conquered the Eau Claire Express in game 1 of 2 tonight. The final score was 5-4. In game 2, the Eau Claire’s stole the show winning 7-5 and splitting the teams double header series. The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders crushed the Lakeshore Chinooks 5-1. The Spiders had a strong fifth inning scoring five runs and took the lead over the Chinooks. 

Duluth Huskies 5, Eau Claire Express 4 (Game #1)

The Duluth Huskies defeated the Eau Claire Express in their first game of the double header series. The Huskies brought it back in the last three innings scoring three runs to capture the win over the Express. Lance Ford (Texas) received one RBI and hit a double for Duluth. For Eau Claire, Phillip Sikes (Pima CC) had two RBI. The winning pitcher was Dan Hansen (St. Scholastica) who pitched two innings with no runs and no hits. Jonathan Pierce (San Joaquin Delta College) swooped in for the save for the Huskies. Eau Claire’s losing pitcher was Nick Herold (Winona). 

Duluth Huskies 5, Eau Claire Express 7 (Game #2)

The Eau Claire Express take the win over the Duluth Huskies splitting the teams double headers tonight. The final score of game 2 was 7-5. Duluth had the lead until the bottom of the fourth when the Express came together as a team and captured the win. Eau Claire’s Matt Bottcher (Illinois-Chicago) had four RBI and hit one double. The winning pitcher was Phillip Sikes (Pima CC) who gave up no runs and one hit for the Eau Claire Express. The losing pitcher was Jonathan Pierce (San Joaquin Delta College) from the Huskies. 

Kokomo Jackrabbits 3, Kenosha Kingfish 1

The Kokomo Jackrabbits won against the Kenosha Kingfish with a final score of 3-1. Logan Jarvis (Belmont), Chase Hacker (UT-San Antonio), and Evan Albrecht (Purdue) had one RBI each. The winning pitcher was Blaine Traxel (CSU-Northridge) who pitched six strong innings with one run and one walk. Ryan Boyer (Pitt-Bradford) swooped in for the save for the Jackrabbits with no runs and no hits. Kenosha’s losing pitcher was Ben Stephens (Eastern Illinois University). 

Rochester Honkers, St. Cloud Rox

Tonight’s game in Rochester between the Honkers and the Rox has been postponed due to weather. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader, starting at 5:00, on July 10 in Rochester. Both games will be seven innings.

Green Bay Booyah, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 

Tonight’s game in Wisconsin Rapids between the Rafters and the Booyah has been postponed due to weather. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on June 20 in Wisconsin Rapids starting at 4:05. Both games will be seven innings.

Bismarck Larks 15, Mankato MoonDogs 3

The Bismarck Larks demolished the Mankato MoonDogs during tonights game with an ending score of 15-3. The Larks had an extremely impressive top of the ninth scoring nine runs to bridge the gap between the MoonDogs to take the win. Josh Elvir (Angelo State) hit one home run and one RBI. Bismarck’s David Mendham (Connors State CC) hit a double and three RBI. The winning pitcher was Eric Hildebrand (Jackson College) who pitched six innings with one run and two hits. Dominic Arias (Chicago State) came in for the save for three innings. Mankato’s losing pitcher was Reece Calvert (Western Kentucky). 

Wisconsin Woodchucks 11, Madison Mallards 8

The Wisconsin Woodchucks demolished the Madison Mallards 11-8. Initially, the Mallards held the win until the Woodchucks scored five runs during the top of the seventh and eighth. Brandon Seltzer (Palm Beach Atlantic), Kaeber Rog (FIU), and Angel Tiburcio (FIU) hit one home run each for Wisconsin. Tiburcio also received a whopping five RBI. The winning pitcher was Trey Horton (Georgia State University) pitching four solid innings while giving up two run. Madison’s losing pitcher was Brody Gibson (Oral Roberts). 

Thunder Bay Border Cats 5, Waterloo Bucks 11 

The Waterloo Bucks defeated the Thunder Bay Border Cats 11-5. The Bucks scored an impressive five runs in the bottom of the fourth to bridge the lead between the Cats. Alex Ronnebaum (Kent State) hit one home run, one double, and two RBI. The winning pitcher of the game was Zach Jones (Spalding) and the losing pitcher was Tyler Hansen (Gateway CC (AZ)). 

Lakeshore Chinooks 1, Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 5

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders stole the win against the Lakeshore Chinooks. The Spiders scored all of their five runs in the bottom of the fifth capturing the win over the Chinooks. The final score was 5-1. Tim Elko (Mississippi) and Kellen Sarver (Illinois) had one RBI for Fond du Lac. Cam McMillan (Vanderbilt) hit one triple. The winning pitcher was Jonathan Cowles (Colorado- Colorado Springs) who pitched five innings with one run. Lakeshore’s losing pitcher was Mitchell DeCovich (Central Arizona). 

Rockford Rivets, Battle Creek Bombers 

Tonight’s game in Battle Creek between the Bombers and the Rivets has been suspended in the top of the 4th inning. The game will be completed to nine innings on June 25 in Battle Creek starting at 4:05. The regularly scheduled game will take place 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game and will be seven innings.

Kalamazoo Growlers 1, Traverse City Pit Spitters 2

The Kalamazoo Growlers were closely defeated by the Traverse City Pit Spitters 2-1. Growlers Dakota Kotowski (Missouri State University) hit one home run and one RBI. Andrew Morrow (Michigan State) received one RBI and one double for the Traverse City Pit Spitters. The winning pitcher was Austin Shea (Tocca Falls) who had a strong six inning time at the mound with one run and two hits. Pat Hohlfeld (Jefferson University) came in for the save during the last three innings with zero runs and two hits. Kalamazoo’s Adam Wheaton (Trine University) was the losing pitcher of the game. 

La Crosse Loggers 3, Willmar Stingers 1

The La Crosse Loggers snagged the win over the Willmar Stinger with a final score 3-1. The Loggers had a solid top of the fourth scoring all three runs. Adam Christianson (Illinois Central CC) had one RBI and Brett Hawkins (Young Harris) hit one double for the La Crosse Loggers. The winning pitcher was Zach Pronschinske (UW La Crosse) who pitched a solid six innings with one run and four strike outs. Jared Freilich (Penn State) came in for the save for the Loggers. The losing pitcher from the Stingers was Bradley Kinsey (Pittsburg State). 

Schedule for June 16:

Kenosha @ Battle Creek (1:05 pm) 

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters @ Madison (1:05 pm) 

Kalamazoo @ Kokomo (1:05 pm) 

Bismarck @ Rochester (1:05 pm) 

Fond du Lac @ Lakeshore (1:35 pm) 

Rockford @ Traverse City (2:00 pm) 

Thunder Bay @ Waterloo (2:05 pm) 

Wisconsin Woodchucks @ Green Bay (3:05 pm) 

Duluth @ St. Cloud (4:05 pm) 

Mankato @ Willmar (5:05 pm) 

Eau Claire @ La Crosse (5:05 pm)