T-5 Days Until the Northwoods League Playoffs Begin and Races are Tightening
The Willmar Stingers demolished the Rochester Honkers by a score of 12-6 during game #1 of their doubleheader. A solid performance by Sam Baier (Augustana University) who hit three home runs and had five RBI for the Stingers. The Stingers lost against the Honkers during game #2 with a final score of 4-1. The Traverse City Pit Spitters beat the Lakeshore Chinooks 9-7. Spitters Jake Wilson (Bowling Green State) had two doubles, one triple, and three RBI during tonight’s game.
Duluth Huskies 4, La Crosse Loggers 6 (Game #1)
The La Crosse Loggers defeated the Duluth Huskies in game one of their doubleheader, 6-4. The Loggers had a total of six runs and nine hits throughout the game. Duluth’s Danny Zimmerman (Michigan) hit one home run and had two RBI. Ryan Holgate (Arizona) hit one home run and had three RBI for the Loggers. La Crosse’s Owen Martin (Illinois Central) was the winning pitcher with no runs, no hits, and three strike outs during his two innings of work. The losing pitcher was Duluth’s Jack Corbell (Miami (OH)).
Duluth Huskies 7, La Crosse Loggers 0 (Game #2)
The Duluth Huskies shut out the La Crosse Loggers 7-0 in game #2. The Huskies had a total of seven runs and twelve hits. Duluth’s Kyle Jacobsen (Hillsborough CC), Alex Tappen (Virginia), Max Guzman (Tennessee Wesleyan), and Nico Lima (Oxnard) each hit home runs. The winning pitcher was Ricky Reynoso (University of the Pacific) who allowed one run, four hits, and seven strike outs during his seven innings on the mound. The losing pitcher was Logger Joe Cliver (Viterbo).
Willmar Stingers 12, Rochester Honkers 6 (Game #1)
The Willmar Stingers dominated the Rochester Honkers 12-6 during game #1 of their doubleheader. The Stingers had an impressive first inning, scoring nine runs. Sam Baier (Augustana University) hit three home runs and had five RBI for the Stingers. Another solid performance was by Rochester’s Evan Berkey (Cal State Bakersfield) who hit two home runs and and had two RBI. The winning pitcher was Garret Rukes (Alabama) who pitched five innings giving up four runs and had six strike outs. The losing pitcher was Honkers Evan Layne (Lake Erie College).
Willmar Stingers 1, Rochester Honkers 4 (Game #2)
The Rochester Honkers won against the Willmar Stingers 4-1 splitting the doubleheader. Stinger Brennan McKenzie (Cal Poly Pamona) had one double and one RBI. Rochester’s Mitchell Allen (New Mexico State University) hit one home run and had one RBI. The winning pitcher was Keon Taylor (Georgetown College) who pitched two innings with no runs, one hit, and two strike outs. The losing pitcher was Stinger Mason Palmier (Missouri Baptist).
Kokomo Jackrabbits 3, Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 4 (Game #1)
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders defeated the Kokomo Jackrabbits during a close battle in game #1 by a score of 4-3. The Spiders came together in the bottom of the eighth inning scoring the winning run over the Jackrabbits. Zack Prajzner (Notre Dame) had one RBI and one double for Fond du Lac. Jackrabbits Jack Kraus (UW-Milwaukee) and Michael Cleary (Dayton) both hit doubles and each had an RBI. The winning pitcher was Brock Weirather (Grinnell College) with one run, five hits, and two strike outs during his four innings on the mound. Spiders Max Cioffi (Mississippi) recorded the save while the losing pitcher was Kokomo’s David Reckers (CSU Bakerfield).
Kokomo Jackrabbits, Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (Game #2)
Tonight’s second game in Fond du Lac has been cancelled due to weather and will not be made up.
St. Cloud Rox 4, Mankato MoonDogs 6
The Mankato MoonDogs won against the St. Cloud Rox 6-4. The MoonDogs pulled together scoring five runs in the bottom of the fourth to capture the lead. Mankato’s Dayton Dooney (Arizona) and Tanner Craig (Evansville) each hit one home run. Dooney also had three RBI and Craig with one RBI for the MoonDogs. The winning pitcher was Connor Campbell (Vader) who pitched six innings with two runs and six strike outs for Mankato. Jack Pilcher (Butler) came in for the save and the losing pitcher was St. Cloud’s Blake Flint (St. Cloud State University).
Battle Creek Bombers 0, Madison Mallards 13
The Madison Mallards demolished and shut out the Battle Creek Bombers by a score of 13-0. The Mallards started tonight’s game off strong scoring seven runs to capture the lead early over the Bombers. JT Mabry (Middle Tennessee State) had three RBI and one double for Madison. Another solid performance was by Mallards E.J. Ranel (Lenoir-Rhyne) who had one double and two RBI. The winning pitcher was Daniel Bagwell (Queens University of Charlotte) who gave up no runs, one hit, and two strike outs during his five innings. The losing pitcher was Battle Creek’s Trevor Smisek (Saint Leo).
Bismarck Larks 5, Eau Claire Express 10
The Eau Claire Express defeated the Bismarck Larks 10-5. The Express came together in the bottom of the eighth inning scoring six runs to take over the lead. Eau Claire’s Cole Cabrera (Cal Poly) had one home run and one RBI. Alec Trela (Memphis) hit two doubles. Jack Brown (Minnesota-State) was the winning pitcher with two innings pitched with no runs and one hit. The losing pitcher was Bismarck’s Max Tannebaum (Babson College).
Green Bay Booyah 6, Rockford Rivets 4
The Green Bay Booyah beat the Rockford Rivets 6-4. The Booyah had a strong first inning scoring five runs. Rockford’s Matt Higgins (Bellarmine) hit one home run and had two RBI. Anthony Fumagalli (Purdue Northwest) hit one double during the game for the Booyah. The winning pitcher was Tommy Miller (Siena College) who gave up no runs and had eight strike outs during his four innings of work while Green Bay’s Will Saxton (Florida International) came in for the save. The losing pitcher was Rivets Hunter Keim (Quincy).
Traverse City Pit Spitters 9, Lakeshore Chinooks 7
The Traverse City Pit Spitters beat the Lakeshore Chinooks 9-7. The Pit Spitters had a total of nine run and thirteen hits on the night. Traverse City’s Michael Slaten (Benedictine College) and Daniel Head (New Mexico State) both hit one home run. Spitters Jake Wilson (Bowling Green State) hit two doubles, one triple, and had three RBI. Lakeshore’s Cole Barr (Indiana) had one home run and two RBI. The winning pitcher was Conrad Voss (Dallas) who pitched five innings giving up two runs with two strike outs. Traverse City’s Joe Pace (Michigan) recorded the save while the losing pitcher was Troy Black (Faulkner).
Kalamazoo Growlers 7, Wisconsin Woodchucks 3
The Kalamazoo Growlers beat the Wisconsin Woodchucks 7-3. The Growlers had a total of seven runs and seven hits throughout tonight’s battle. Kalamazoo’s Jake Toploski (Duke University) had three RBI and with one double while teammate Jimmy Sullivan (University of Virginia) hit one double and had two RBI. JT Rogoszewski (Central Michigan) pitched seven innings with two runs and two strike outs. The losing pitcher was Wisconsin’s Fernando Colon (Jackson State University) with three runs allowed and six strike outs.
Thunder Bay Border Cats 2, Waterloo Bucks 9
The Waterloo Bucks pulled through and won over the Thunder Bay Border Cats 9-2. The Bucks had an impressive first and fourth innings scoring four runs each inning. Jakob Newton (Florida Tech) had one home run along with one RBI for Thunder Bay. Waterloo’s Blake Wagenseller (Cal Poly) had one double and three RBI. The Bucks winning pitcher was Peyton Fuller (Oregon) who pitched three innings and allowed no runs, no hits, and had four strike outs. The losing pitcher was Thunder Bay’s Peyton Burks (Arkansas at Pine Bluff).
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 2, Kenosha Kingfish 8
The Kenosha Kingfish defeated the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 8-2. The Kingfish had a total of eight runs and twelve hits throughout tonight’s game. Wisconsin’s Osvaldo Tovalin (Azusa Pacific) had one double along with one RBI. Kenosha’s Mike Jarvis (San Diego State University) and RJ Pearson (University of Central Arkansas) each hit one double and the both had two RBI. The winning pitch was Kenosha’s Mitch Apple (Trinity International) and the losing pitcher was Rafter Cody Turner (Chapman University).
Schedule for August 8:
Kokomo @ Kalamazoo (5:05 pm)
Kokomo @ Kalamazoo (7:05 pm)
Kenosha @ Wisconsin Woodchucks (6:35 pm)
Waterloo @ Duluth (6:35 pm)
Green Bay @ Lakeshore (6:35 pm)
Battle Creek @ Fond du Lac (6:35 pm)
Bismarck @ Eau Claire (6:35 pm)
Thunder Bay @ La Crosse (6:35 pm)
Willmar @ Mankato (7:05 pm)
Madison @ Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (7:05 pm)
Rochester @ St. Cloud (7:05 pm)
Rockford @ Traverse City (7:05 pm)