The Kalamazoo Mac Daddies picked up a walk-off win in the first game of their doubleheader with the Kalamazoo Growlers Sunday, and were on the verge of doing it again in the second game before the inning ended on a flyout to left field, resulting in the first tie of the season in the Northwoods League.
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Mandan Flickertails 4 Bismarck Larks 0
The Flickertails were able to hold the Larks off the scoreboard to claim a 4-0 win Sunday afternoon. Cam Sibley (Northwestern State) was 1-2 for the Mandan offense, with a home run and two RBI. Damona Hale (Yavapai C.C.) finished 2-4, with a triple and a run scored. They had a stellar outing from Tyler Strechay (West Virginia), who threw six innings, allowing no runs and two hits while striking out five batters to pick up the win.
Traverse City Pit Spitters 6 Great Lakes Resorters 0
The Pit Spitters came out on top in the first game for either team since July 4. Mario Camilletti (Central Michigan) was a perfect 3-3 for Traverse City, with a double, an RBI and two runs scored. Spencer Schwellenbach (Nebraska) was 1-4 with two runs batted in. The pitching staff for Traverse City was dominant, as six pitchers combined to allow just one hit and record 16 strikeouts, led by Andrew Hoffman (Illinois), who threw three scoreless innings with six strikeouts.
Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 2 Kalamazoo Growlers 1
The Mac Daddies scored a walk-off win in the bottom of the fifth to slip past the Growlers in game one of their doubleheader. Patrick Arndt (Bellarmine) was the hero for the Mac Daddies, as he hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Kyle Nott (Central Michigan) with the game-winning run. Pitching was at a premium, as both teams combined for only five hits. Andrew Taylor (Central Michigan) got the start for the Mac Daddies and threw three scoreless innings, striking out three batters. Luke Ard (Valdosta State) threw one inning, allowing a run but was credited with the win.
Kalamazoo Growlers 5 Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 5
The Growlers were on the verge of winning, but the Mac Daddies scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game up. They had the winning run on second with two outs, but Connor MCGuire (Cal-Irvine) flew out to left to end the inning. Carson Greene (Stanford) was 2-3 with a double and two RBI to lead the Growlers offense. Trey Nordmann (Howard College) was dominant on the mound for the Growlers, throwing three scoreless innings, allowing no hits and recording seven strikeouts.
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 13 Wisconsin Woodchucks 7
The Dock Spiders scored six runs in the fourth and five runs in the fifth to jump out to a 10-3 lead, which they maintained after holding off a late Woodchucks’ rally. Sam Novitske (Oregon) led the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders offense, going 2-5 at the plate with a double, a home run, three RBI and three runs scored. Brayden Frazier (Iowa) was 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI while Ryan Ritter (Kentucky) was 1-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored. Kyle Hess (Pittsburg) was 4-5 for the Woodchucks, with a double and three runs scored.
Wisconsin Woodchucks 4 Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 3
The Woodchucks held off a late Fond du Lac charge to split the doubleheader on Sunday. Kyle Hess (Pittsburgh) was 1-2, but the one hit was a home run. Caleb Denny (Oral Roberts) was 2-3 for Wisconsin, with a double and an RBI. Brett Wicklund (Illinois State) picked up the win, throwing five and two-thirds of an inning, allowing two runs on five hits and recording six strikeouts.
Green Bay Booyah 12 Rockford Rivets 0
The Booyah scored two runs in the top of the second and never looked back, as they handily beat the Rivets Sunday afternoon. Max Wagner (Clemson) led the Booyah offense, going 2-4, with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored. Nick Kreutzer (Arkansas-Pine Bluff) was 2-3 at the plate, with a home run and three runs scored. The pitching staff for Green Bay had solid performances all around, led by Jack Mahoney (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), who got the start and threw five innings, allowing just one hit and recording five strikeouts. Eric Torres (Kansas State) came on in relief and threw two shutout innings, while Jacob Paulishak (Millersville University) threw two hitless innings, with three strikeouts.
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 8 La Crosse Loggers 3
The Rafters scored five runs in the fourth and never looked back, as they topped the Loggers in a Sunday afternoon matchup. Ryan Walstad (Sacramento State) was 2-6 for the Rafters, with a home run and four RBI. Jack-Thomas Wold (UNLV) was 2-5, with a double. Spencer Arrighetti (Louisiana Lafayette) threw four scoreless innings for the Rafters, allowing one hit and recording five strikeouts to pick up the win. Hunter Waldis (Seton Hall) threw one perfect inning in relief, with two strikeouts.
Willmar Stingers 15 Mankato MoonDogs 13
There was no shortage of offense in Willmar Sunday afternoon, as the scoreboard looked like one you would find at a football stadium. The Stingers jumped out to an early lead, and capped off their scoring with a six-run seventh. The MoonDogs clawed their way back, scoring five in the sixth and four runs in the seventh before scoring two in the top of the ninth. Brooks Lee (Cal Poly) had a big day at the plate for the Stingers, going 1-4 with six RBI. Brenna McKenzie (Cal Poly) was 3-5 with three runs scored while Ryan Johnson (Pepperdine) was 3-5 as well, with one run scored. Zach Kokoska (Kansas State) was 3-5 for the MoonDogs, with a home run and four RBI.
Mankato MoonDogs 10 Willmar Stingers 5
The 2020 season hasn’t gotten off to the start the MoonDogs would have wanted, but things are trending in the right direction after a 10-5 win over the Stingers on Sunday. Michael Curialle (UCLA) was 3-5 at the plate for Mankato with one RBI and two runs scored, while Dylan Phillips (Kansas State) was 1-5 with a home run and four RBI. Shane Gray (Evansville) got the start for the MoonDogs and threw six innings, allowing four runs on four hits and recording seven strikeouts to pick up the win. Phillips closed the game, throwing three innings, with one run allowed and three strikeouts.
St. Cloud Rox 9 Rochester Honkers 4
One day after falling to the Honkers, the Rox got their revenge, as they scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to take an 8-4 lead, which they expanded in the eighth to pick up their seventh win of the season. Sam Ireland (Minnesota) was the offensive leader for St. Cloud, going 3-3 with two doubles, a home run and three RBI along with three runs scored. Joey Stock (Wisconsin-Milwaukee) picked up his first win of the season, throwing one scoreless inning, with a pair of strikeouts.
K-Town Bobbers 7 Kenosha Kingfish 1
The Bobbers won their second straight game Sunday, topping the Kingfish to move into first place in the Kenosha Series. Brett Harris (Gonzaga) led the Bobbers, going 4-5 at the plate with two runs scored. James Shimashits (San Jose State) was 3-4, with an RBI and two runs scored. Walker Jenkins (Missouri State) was 2-4, with a double and four RBI. Bryce Konitzer (Oakland) threw three and two-thirds of an inning for the Bobbers, allowing two hits and recording four strikeouts.
Schedule for Monday July 20 (All times Central unless noted)
Kalamazoo Growlers at Battle Creek Bombers 5:15 p.m. ET/8 p.m. ET
Great Lakes Resorters at Traverse City Pit Spitters 7:05 p.m. ET
Green Bay Booyah at Rockford Rivets 6:05 p.m.
La Crosse Loggers at Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 6:35 p.m.
Wisconsin Woodchucks at Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 6:35 p.m.
St. Cloud Rox at Waterloo Bucks 6:35 p.m.
Willmar Stingers at Mankato MoonDogs 6:35 p.m.
Mandan Flickertails at Bismarck Bull Moose 7:05 p.m.