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Bucks hit walk-off grand slam to top MoonDogs; Offense reigns supreme

There was no shortage of offense in the Northwoods League on Tuesday night, as the Kalamazoo Mac Daddies topped the Battle Creek Bombers 11-5 while the Wisconsin Woodchucks and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters both scored in double digits to take home wins. The Waterloo Bucks picked up a win thanks to a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 10th to help them past the Mankato MoonDogs.

Michigan Pod
Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 11 Battle Creek Bombers 5
The Mac Daddies had a 6-4 lead heading into the bottom of the eighth, where they poured on five runs to extend it to a 11-4 lead, which the Bombers weren’t able to overcome in the top of the ninth. Gavin Doyle (Western Michigan) led the Mac Daddies offense, going 3-4 with a triple, two runs scored and three RBI. Garrett Navarra (Central Michigan) was 2-5, with a home run and three RBI while Kyle Nott (Central Michigan) was 1-4 with a run scored and two RBI. Parker Sisovsky (Kalamazoo College) picked up the win for Kalamazoo, throwing two and one-third of an inning, allowing a hit but no runs with one strikeout.

Wisconsin/Illinois Pod
La Crosse Loggers 5 Rockford Rivets 1
The Loggers didn’t score until the sixth inning, but once they did they put up five runs to claim a 5-1 win over the Rivets. Matt Stinebiser (Duke) was 3-4 at the plate for the Loggers, with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored. JT Thompson (Texas State) was 2-4, with a double and an RBI. Mitch Lines (Boise State) got the start for La Crosse and turned in a quality start, throwing six innings and allowing one run on three hits with one strikeout to pick up his first win of the season. Logan Vanwey (Missouri Southern State) then came on and threw two scoreless innings with three strikeouts before Jared Freilich (Penn State) threw one shutout inning, with two strikeouts.

Wisconsin Woodchucks 11 Green Bay Booyah 1
The Woodchucks had no problems defeating the Booyah on Tuesday night thanks in part to Brandon Seltzer (Palm Beach Atlantic), who was 1-4 with a home run and a pair of RBI. The Woodchucks pitching staff really shined, as Bobby Vath (New York Institute of Technology) got the start and threw four innings, allowing one run on three hits with four strikeouts. He gave way to Nick Marshall (Indian Hills CC), who threw three scoreless innings with three strikeouts to pick up the win. As a team, the Woodchucks recorded nine strikeouts on the night.

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 13 Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 4
The Rafters woke up their bats on Tuesday night, to the tune of 13 runs on 11 hits as they raced past the Dock Spiders, ending Fond du Lac’s winning streak. Andy Garriola (Old Dominion) had a large part in the offensive outburst, as he was 3-5 at the plate with a double, a run scored and a team-high four RBI. Ryan Walstad (Sacramento State) was one of four Rafters to have two RBI, as he went 2-4 with a double and three runs scored. Spencer Arrighetti (Louisiana-Lafayette) picked up his second win of the season for Wisconsin Rapids, as he threw three and two-third innings, allowing two hits and recording three strikeouts to maintain his 0.00 season ERA.

Minnesota/Iowa Pod
Waterloo Bucks 5 Mankato MoonDogs 1 (10 innings)
Peyton Williams (Iowa) hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the 10th to boost the Bucks to a 5-1 win over the MoonDogs. The Bucks were the first to score, as they pushed across a run in the eighth, but the MoonDogs were able to tie the game in the top of the ninth, and despite the Bucks getting the winning run to third base in the bottom half of the inning, the game went to extras, where the magic happened. Williams was the offensive hero, as he was only 1-5, but the one hit was the one that mattered. Blake Corsentino (Santa Barbra City College) got the start for the Bucks and threw six and one-third of an inning, allowing two hits and recording five strikeouts. Gavin Lizik (Cal State Northridge) picked up the win after throwing two-thirds of an inning. The MoonDogs had stellar pitching as well, as Shane Gray (Evansville) got the start and almost matched Corsentino’s line, throwing six and two-third innings with no runs, four hits and six strikeouts.

Willmar Stingers 7 Rochester Honkers 4
The Stingers scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to defend their home turf and beat the Honkers. Tyler Wilber (Southeast Missouri) was 1-4 for the Stingers, but the one hit turned out to be a solo home run in the seventh. Jaxon Hallmark (Nebraska) was 2-5 at the plate, with two triples and two runs scored. The Stingers pitching staff combined for 17 strikeouts on the night. Brody Barnum (Washington State) got the start and threw three innings, allowing one run and striking out five batters. He was relieved by Landon Green (Alabama), who had five strikeouts in two innings of work. Gavin Gorrell (Boise State) then took the mound and threw two scoreless innings, with five strikeouts to claim the win. Kyle Scott (Cal Poly) was credited with the save after throwing two shutout innings with two strikeouts of his own.

Schedule for Wednesday July 15 (All times Central unless noted)

Battle Creek Bombers at Kalamazoo Growlers 6:35 p.m. ET
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders at Rockford Rivets 6:05 p.m.
K-Town Bobbers at Kenosha Kingfish 6:05 p.m.
Green Bay Booyah at Wisconsin Woodchucks 6:35 p.m.
La Crosse Loggers at Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 6:35 p.m.
Waterloo Bucks at Mankato MoonDogs 6:35 p.m.
Rochester Honkers at Willmar Stingers 7:05 p.m.