Flickertails slip past Bull Moose; Stingers top Honkers

The Mandan Flikertails had to rally in the seventh to slip past the Bismarck Bull Moose on Saturday, while the Willmar Stingers put up six runs in the fifth to dominate the Rochester Honkers to highlight Sunday’s Northwoods League action.

North Dakota Pod
Mandan Flickertails 6 Bismarck Bull Moose 5
The Flickertails scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to steal a 6-5 victory from the Bull Moose Sunday afternoon. Bailey Reed (Illinois College) was 1-3 for Mandan, with a run scored and three runs batted in. The Flickertails only recorded five hits from five different players. Mason Philley (University of Arkansas at Monticello) threw one inning of relief ball, allowing a run on two hits while striking out two batters to earn his second win. David Wylie (Azusa Pacific) threw one scoreless inning to pick up his fourth save of the season.

Minnesota-Iowa Pod
Willmar Stingers 14 Rochester Honkers 4
The Stingers took advantage of a six-run fifth inning to pick up a big road win over the Honkers. Brooks Lee (Cal Poly) had one of the big bats for the Stingers, going 3-5 with a double, a home run and four runs batted in. Kyle Manzardo (Washington State) was 1-2, with a pair of runs scored and three RBI. Jacob Webb (Miami University Ohio) was outstanding on the mound, throwing five innings, allowing two runs on six hits with eight strikeouts to pick up his second win of the season.

St. Cloud Rox 3 Waterloo Bucks 2
The Bucks jumped out to an early lead, but the Rox rallied to steal a 3-2 win Sunday afternoon at Joe Faber Field. Jack Kelly (Minnesota) led the St. Cloud offense, going 3-4, with one RBI. Collin Montez (Washington State) was 1-1, with a double and a run scored while Kodie Kolden (Washington State) finished 1-2 with a run scored and an RBI. R.J. Martinez (Minot State) got the start for the Rox and threw five innings, allowing two runs on five hits with a pair of strikeouts. Noah Myhre (Minot State) picked up the win after throwing three scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out four batters.

Wisconsin-Illinois Pod
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 9 Green Bay Booyah 1
The Dock Spiders struck early, then put up four runs in the sixth to pull away from the Booyah. Tim Elko (Mississippi) was 4-5, with two runs scored and two RBI. Taylor Jackson (Illinois) was 1-3, but drove in a team-high three runs. Victor Scott II (West Virginia) was 3-3 with three runs scored to round out the big bats for Fond du Lac. Alex Vera (Illinois) got the start and threw four innings, allowing a run on four hits and striking out five batters. Michael McBriar (Ashland University) threw three and one-third innings, allowing two hits and recording three strikeouts to pick up his second win of the season.

Wisconsin Woodchucks 7 La Crosse Loggers 1
RUIZ and ROMANO both went 2-5 with three RBI on Sunday to lead the Woodchucks to a road win over the Loggers. Romano had a home run while Ruiz tripled. HESS finished 2-3, with four runs scored while AUSTIN went 2-4, with a run scored. Brett Wicklund (Illinois State) picked up his third win of the season, throwing six innings, allowing a run on five hits with five strikeouts. Hunter Rosenbaum (West Virginia) threw two hitless relief innings while Bobby Vath (New York Institute of Technology) threw one hitless inning for the Woodchucks.

Michigan Pod
Kalamazoo Growlers 1 Battle Creek Bombers 0
Ryan Marra (Brown University) hit an RBI triple with two outs in the top of the fifth to drive in Blake Dunn (Western Michigan), resulting in the game’s only run as the Growlers slipped past the Bombers. The triple was Marra’s only hit of the game, and was one of three hits the Growlers recorded. Nate Wargolet (Grand Valley State) threw four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out four batters to pick up his third win of the season, while Trey Nordmann (Howard College) threw one scoreless inning to earn his fourth save.

Kalamazoo Growlers 1 Battle Creek Bombers 1
The Growlers and Bombers were evenly matched in the nightcap, which ended in a 1-1 tie after five innings due to local regulations. Both teams scored their runs in the fourth, with Kalamazoo’s coming on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Brett Barrera (Stanford) that allowed Dunn to score, giving the Growlers the lead. The Bombers responded in the bottom of the inning when Jimmy Wressel (Concordia University) grounded out to the shortstop, allowing T.J. McKenzie (Vanderbilt) to score the game-tying run.

Monday, August 3 schedule (All times Central unless noted)
Battle Creek Bombers at Kalamazoo Growlers 5:15 p.m. ET/8 p.m. ET
Traverse City Pit Spitters at Great Lakes Resorters 7:05 p.m. ET
Willmar Stingers at Rochester Honkers 6:35 p.m.
Bismarck Larks at Bismarck Bull Moose 7:05 p.m.
Waterloo Bucks at St. Cloud Rox 7:05 p.m.