Nail-bitting Games and Strong Comeback in the Northwoods League
The Madison Mallards took control over the Green Bay Booyah with a final score 15-5. The Mallards had a total of fifteen hit and fifteen runs scoring a run every hit the team made! The La Crosse Loggers came out on top with an ending score of 8-3. The Loggers had a solid fourth inning scoring five runs to capture the lead and win over the Bucks.
Wisconsin Woodchucks 3, Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 5
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks in a close game 5-3. The Spiders had a total of five runs and nine hits throughout this afternoons game. Sam Novitske (Oregon) hit two doubles and one RBI for Fond du Lac. Wisconsin’s TJ Reeves (University of Alabama) received one triple and his teammate Angel Tiburcio (FIU) had one RBI. The winning pitcher of the game Houston Glad (Texas Wesleyan) who pitched seven innings giving up three runs and six hits. Spiders River Carbone (Arizona Christian University) swooped in for the save during the last two innings with no runs or hits. The losing pitcher was Woodchucks JC Ariza (Howard Community College).
Green Bay Booyah 5, Madison Mallards 15
The Madison Mallards demolished the Green Bay Booyah with a strong final score 15-5. The Mallards dominated the sixth inning scoring seven runs to bridge the gap wider away from Green Bay. Green Bay’s Blaise Maris (Florida Tech) hit one home run and two RBI. Madison’s Austin Blazevic (Southeastern Missouri) crushed the game receiving one double, one home run, and two RBI. The winning pitcher was Quinn Gudaitis (Illinois Wesleyan University) who pitched five innings with five runs and six strike outs. The losing pitcher was Booyah Will Saxton (Florida International).
Thunder Bay Border Cats 2, Rochester Honkers 5
The Thunder Bay Border Cats had a close loss to the Rochester Honkers with Rochester taking the lead in the bottom of the fifth inning scoring four run. The final score was 5-2. Ryan Ober (Oregon State University) hit one home run and four RBI for the Honkers. Thunder Bay’s Jake Engel (Dixie State University (UT)) and Conor Allard (University of Nevada-Reno) who received one double each.
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 6, Kokomo Jackrabbits 5
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters beat the Kokomo Jackrabbits in a nail-bitting duel with an ending game score 6-5. The Rafters had six strong runs and sixteen hits. Jackrabbits Logan Jarvis (Belmont) hit two RBI. For Wisconsin, Davion Downey (Baylor) hit one double and one RBI. The winning pitcher was Rapids Rafters Brayden Bonner (Dixie State) with no runs, no hits, and one strike out during his one inning time at the mound. The losing pitcher was Kokomo’s Kenny Johnson (CSU-Bakerfield).
Battle Creek Bombers 5, Lakeshore Chinooks 4
The Battle Creek Bombers pulled through with the win over the Lakeshore Chinooks during the top of the eighth inning scoring a strong three runs to capture the win. Chinooks’ Ronnie Sweeny III (Iowa Western) hit one home run and one RBI. Bombers’ Michael Lee (Panola College) had one triple and Kolby Johnson (Central Arkansas) hit one double. Ping-Chun Ho (Barry) was the winning pitcher of the game pitching one inning and Beaux Bonvillain (Central Oklahoma) came in for the save during the last inning for Battle Creek. The losing pitcher was Lakeshore’s Ryan Schmit (Butler).
La Crosse Loggers 8, Waterloo Bucks 3
The La Crosse Loggers crushed the Waterloo Bucks with an ending game score 8-3. The Loggers had a strong fourth inning scoring five runs to capture the lead over the Bucks. La Crosse’s Cole Elvis (California) hit three RBI and his teammate Cody Jefferis (San Diego) had one RBI and one double hit. Waterloo’s Matt Campos (Hawaii) received one double and one RBI. The winning pitcher was Steve Bowley (Shepherd) who pitched a solid three inning with no runs and one hit. The losing pitcher was Bucks Adam Ketelsen (Iowa).
Kalamazoo Growlers 6, Rockford Rivets 5
The Kalamazoo Growlers beat the Rockford Rivets in a close game 6-5. The Rivets rallied in the bottom of the eighth inning scoring four runs but it was not enough to outscore the Growlers. Kalamazoo’s Drew Blakely (University of Virginia) hit two RBI and three hits. Branden Comia (Illinois) received two RBI and one double during tonights game. The winning pitcher was Eamon Horwedel (Ohio University) pitched one inning giving no runs, one hit, and three strike outs. The losing pitcher was Rockford’s Tanner Propst (Louisiana Tech).
St. Cloud Rox 4, Bismarck Larks 9
The St. Cloud Rox were shut down by the Bismarck Larks during tonights game with a final score 9-4. Rox Gus Steiger (South Dakota State) received two RBI and one double during the game. Bismarck’s AJ DiFillipo (Columbia) hit one double, a triple, and four RBI. The winning pitcher was Larks Gavin Rogers (University of West Alabama) pitching five innings giving up two runs and six strike outs. The losing pitcher was St. Cloud’s Riley Ahern (St. Cloud State University).
Eau Claire Express 2, Duluth Huskies 6
The Duluth Huskies defeated the Eau Claire Express with a finals creek 6-2. The Eau Claire’s scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning but it was not enough to outscore the Huskies. Tyler Lozano (USC) hit two RBI and one double for Duluth. Express’ Cole Cabrera (Cal Poly) had two RBI and one double. The winning pitcher was Cole Milam (Southern Ill. Edville) who pitched six innings with no runs, six hits, and three strike out. The losing pitcher was Eau Claire’s Craig Colen (Cal Poly) with six runs and two strike out during his six inning of work.
Traverse City Pit Spitters 3, Kenosha Kingfish 2
The Kenosha Kingfish defeated the Traverse City Pit Spitters in a close game with a final score of 3-2. The Pit Spitters started off the night strong scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. Kingfish Mike Jarvis (San Diego State University) hit one home run and two RBI. Traverse Cities Jake Wilson (Bowling Green State) received one triple and two RBI. The winning pitcher was Spitters Austin Shea (Toccoa Falls) with two runs and four hits during his six inning time at the mound. Traverse Cities Evan Gates (North Carolina AT) came in of the save. Kenosha’s losing pitcher was Caleb Larson (University of Illinois).
Mankato MoonDogs 2, Willmar Stingers 8
The Willmar Stingers crushed the Mankato MoonDogs with an ending game score 8-2. The Stingers had a total of eight runs and ten hit throughout tonights game. Brandon Bohning (CSU-Northridge) hit one home run along with three RBI. Adan Fernandez (FIU) and Tyler Casagrande (Arizona) received one RBI each for the MoonDogs. The winning pitcher was Christopher Peres (La Verne) who pitched seven innings with one run, four hits, and five strike outs. The losing pitcher was Mankato’s Carter Rustad (San Diego).
Schedule for July 8:
Battle Creek @ Lakeshore (6:35 pm)
Willmar @ Mankato (6:35 pm)
La Crosse @ Waterloo (6:35 pm)
Duluth @ Eau Claire (6:35 pm)
Kalamazoo @ Rockford (6:35 pm)
Fond du Lac @ Wisconsin Woodchucks (6:35 pm)
Thunder Bay @ Rochester (6:35 pm)
St. Cloud @ Bismarck (7:05 pm)
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters @ Kokomo (7:05 pm)
Madison @ Green Bay (7:05 pm)
Traverse City @ Kenosha (7:05 pm)