Rivets set record in win over Dock Spiders; MoonDogs keep win streak alive
The Rockford Rivets set a Northwoods League record on Sunday, as their 28-7 win over the Dock Spiders set a record for most runs scored by an individual team. In other action, the Mankato MoonDogs extended their win streak to six games with a 5-1 home victory over the Rochester Honkers, while the Mac Daddies won two games of their tripleheader against the Growlers.
Wisconsin Woodchucks 9 Green Bay Booyah 5
The Woodchucks did their damage early, as they beat the Booyah 9-5 Sunday afternoon. Adam Frank (Miami) was 2-4 for the Woodchucks, with a double, a triple and three RBI. Kyle Hess (Pittsburgh) was 3-5, with a double and two RBI while Raul Ortega (Howard College) was 1-2, with two RBI and two runs scored. Brett Wicklund (Illinois State) got the start for Wisconsin, and threw four innings, allowing two runs on six hits with three strikeouts to pick up his fourth win of the season.
Rockford Rivets 28 Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 7
The offense was going for the Rivets Sunday, as they set a new Northwoods League record for runs scored in a single game as they squashed the Dock Spiders 28-7. Jake Vander Wal (Saint Leo University) was 3-5 for the Rivets, with a home run and eight RBI. Jeff Heinrich (South Carolina) was 4-6 at the plate, with four runs scored, a double, a home run and seven runs batted in. Eight of the nine starters for Rockford recorded runs batted in, with five players driving in multiple runs. Mitch Rogers (Dyersburg State Community College) was credited with the win after throwing three and one-third of an inning, allowing two runs on three hits with two strikeouts.
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 7 La Crosse Loggers 1
The Rafters topped the Loggers Sunday evening thanks in part to Billy Cook (Pepperdine), who was 1-3 with a home run and three RBI. Jack-Thomas Wold (UNLV) nearly matched his line, going 1-4 with a home run and three RBI. Parker Nolan (Davidson College) finished the game 2-5 with two runs scored for the Rafters. Chris Mcelvain (Vanderbilt) got the start, throwing three and two-thirds of an inning, allowing a run on two hits with four strikeouts. He was relieved by Brandon Siegenthaler (Villanova), who threw two and one-third of an inning, allowing a hit and striking out three batters to pick up his third win of the season.
Mankato MoonDogs 5 Rochester Honkers 1
The MoonDogs were able to keep their win streak going, as they stretched it to six in a row with a 5-1 win over the Honkers. Dylan Phillips (Kansas State) was 2-4 at the plate for Mankato, with a home run and three runs batted in. Evan Berkey (Cal State Bakersfield) was 2-3, with three runs scored, a double, a home run and a run batted in. Jake McMahill (University of Evansville) got the start for Mankato and threw five innings, allowing one run on two hits while recording six strikeouts. Nolan Pender (Bellarmine University) was awarded the win after throwing one scoreless inning, with a strikeout.
Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 5 Kalamazoo Growlers 3
The Mac Daddies scored four runs in the top of the first to jump out to an early lead as they topped the Growlers in the first game of their tripleheader. Alex Ludwick (Baldwin Wallace University) was 1-2 for the Mac Daddies, with a double and two RBI. As a team, the Mac Daddies recorded five hits, coming from five different batters. Andrew Taylor (Central Michigan) got the win after throwing three innings, allowing a run on two hits while striking out one batter.
Kalamazoo Growlers 2 Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 0
The Growlers scored both of their runs in the second as they took the second game of the tripleheader. Blake Dunn (Western Michigan) had the lone hit for the Growlers while Garrett Schultz (Xavier) had the only two RBI, both of which came courtesy of a Mac Daddies error. Adam Wheaton (Trine University) threw four innings, allowing no runs on a hit and recording six strikeouts to earn his second win of the season.
Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 5 Kalamazoo Growlers 2
The Mac Daddies scored five runs in the top of the fourth to take the final game of the tripleheader. The Mac Daddies did it thanks to five hits from five different players, led by Noah Hecht (Kalamazoo College) who was 1-2 with a two-RBI double. Tanner Knapp (Kalamazoo Valley C.C.) threw four innings, allowing two runs on four hits with three strikeouts to pick up the win. Luke Ard (Valdosta State) got the save after throwing one scoreless inning, though he did walk a pair of batters.
Traverse City Pit Spitters 9 Great Lakes Resorters 4
The Pit Spitters were able to hold off a late charge from the Resorters to pick up the win on Sunday. Spencer Schwellenbach (Nebraska) was 2-2 for Traverse City, with a double an RBI and two runs scored. Chris Monroe (University of Illinois at Springfield) was 1-4 with a pair of RBI while Mario Camilletti (Central Michigan) didn’t have a hit, but did record a pair of RBI for the Pit Spitters. Pat Hohlfeld (Jefferson) threw three relief innings, allowing a run on two hits with two strikeouts to claim his second win of the season.
K-Town Bobbers 9 Kenosha Kingfish 6
The Bobbers scored three runs in the top of the ninth to break the logjam and take the victory in the ninth game of the Kenosha Series. Justice Bigbie (Western Carolina) was 4-4 at the plate for the Bobbers, with two runs scored and an RBI. Brett Harris (Gonzaga) was 3-5, with a home run and two runs scored while Walker Jenkins (Missouri State) was 2-3 with a double and a home run. Brandon McPherson (Northern Illinois) was credited with the win after throwing a scoreless relief inning with a pair of strikeouts.
Monday July 27 schedule (All times Central unless noted)
Battle Creek Bombers at Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 5:15 p.m. ET/8 p.m. ET
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders at Rockford Rivets 6:05 p.m.
Rochester HOnkers at Waterloo Bucks 6:35 p.m.
Green Bay Booyah at Wisconsin Woodchucks 6:35 p.m.
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at La Crosse Loggers 6:35 p.m.
Mankato MoonDogs at St. Cloud Rox 7:05 p.m.
Mandan Flickertails at Bismarck Larks 7:05 p.m.