Published On: August 5th, 2020

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders needed a big rally on Wednesday, but they got the job done as they walked-off the Wisconsin Woodchucks after scoring nine runs in the final two innings. Things weren’t as dramatic in Kalamazoo, where the Growlers swept the Mac Daddies thanks to a walk-off in the second game.

Minnesota-Iowa Pod
Waterloo Bucks 4 Rochester Honkers 3
Peyton Williams (Iowa) hit a walk-off home run to lead off the ninth as the Bucks narrowly topped the Honkers on Wednesday afternoon. It was the second homer of the day for Williams, who was 2-4 with two RBI. Dusty Schramm (Utah) got the start for Waterloo and threw seven innings, allowing three runs on five hits with six strikeouts. Alec Huertas (LIU-Brooklyn) threw two scoreless innings with four strikeouts to earn his second win of the season.

Mankato MoonDogs 14 Willmar Stingers 7
The Stingers outhit the MoonDogs on Wednesday, but the MoonDogs scored in six of their nine innings to take a 14-7 win. Mankato was led by Adam LaRock (Wisconsin-Milwaukee), who was 3-5 at the plate, with two doubles and three RBI. Dylan Phillips (Kansas State) finished 3-6, with a double and three RBI while Michael Curialle (UCLA) was 2-4 with four runs scored and one RBI. Chase Stanke (Minnesota) was the offensive leader for Willmar, going 4-5 with a double, a home run and three runs batted in while Griffin Cheney (Georgia State) was 3-4 with a triple and two runs scored. Austin Brown (Skyline College) threw one scoreless inning to pick up his first win of the season for the MoonDogs.

Michigan Pod
Kalamazoo Growlers 3 Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 0
Adam Wheaton (Trine University) threw a complete game three-hitter on Wednesday as the Growlers won the first of two games against the Mac Daddies. He picked up three strikeouts for the Growlers, who improved to 23-16 on the season. He had help offensively, including in the third inning when the Growlers put up two runs, picking up the first on an RBI double from Brett Barrera (Stanford), before Trent Quartermine (Ball State) singled to score Barrera, giving them their 3-1 lead. Barrera would end up 2-3, while Quartermine was 2-2. Carson Greene (Stanford) was the other Growlers batter to have multiple hits, finishing 2-3 with an RBI.

Kalamazoo Growlers 1 Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 0
The Growlers broke a scoreless tie in the top of the sixth to sweep the Mac Daddies. Blake Dunn (Western Michigan) had the game-winning hit, as it was his groundout to first that allowed Garrett Schultz (Xavier) to score what would end up being the game-winning run. The Growlers were outhit in the game, as they only managed two hits compared to five from the Mac Daddies. Hayden Berg (Western Michigan) was credited with the win after throwing two scoreless innings, allowing two hits while striking out one batter. Andre Orselli (Ball State) picked up his fourth save of the season after throwing a scoreless bottom of the sixth.

Traverse City Pit Spitters 7 Great Lakes Resorters 1
Traverse City scores five runs in the final two innings to top the Resorters Wednesday night. Mario Camilletti (Central Michigan) led the Traverse City offense, going 2-4 with two RBI while also drawing four walks. Chris Monroe (University of Illinois Springfield) also finished 2-4, while Taylor was 2-5 for the Pit Spitters. Jacob Marcus (Richmond) got the start for Traverse City and threw six scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while recording six strikeouts to pick up the win.

Wisconsin-Illinois Pod
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 14 La Crosse Loggers 4
The Rafters jumped all over the Loggers, scoring six runs in the bottom of the first to power them to a big win. Billy Cook (Pepperdine) POTN was 3-5 for the Rafters, with a double, a home run and three RBI. Richie Schiekofer (Rutgers) was 3-3, with a double, two RBI and three runs scored. Andy Garriola (Old Dominion) finished the game 2-4, with a pair of RBI and two runs scored. Brayden Borzone (Dixie State) threw two scoreless relief innings, allowing a hit and two walks while recording three strikeouts.

Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 10 Wisconsin Woodchucks 9
The Dock Spiders mounted a massive rally in the final innings to steal a victory from the Woodchucks Wednesday night. After the Woodchucks scored five runs in the seventh and two in the eighth, Fond du Lac started their comeback, scoring six runs in the bottom of the eighth and three in the ninth, culminating in a walk-off sacrifice fly off the bat of Jack Alexander (Austin Peay) that allowed Durbin to score. John Rhodes (Kentucky) was the offensive leader for the Dock Spiders, going 2-5 with a double and three RBI. Jake Carr (West Virginia) got the start on the mound for Fond du Lac and threw five innings, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out four batters. He ended up taking a no decision, as Theo Denlinger (Bradley University) threw two-thirds of an inning to pick up his first win of the season.

Thursday August 6 Schedule (All times Central unless noted)
K-Town Bobbers at Kenosha Kingfish 4:05 p.m./6:05 p.m.
Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 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
St. Cloud Rox at Rochester Honkers 6:35 p.m.
Waterloo Bucks at Mankato MoonDogs 6:35 p.m.
La Crosse Loggers at Wisconsin Woodchucks 6:35 p.m.
Rockford Rivets at Green Bay Booyah 6:35 p.m.
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders at Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 6:35 p.m.

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