The Traverse City Pit Spitters and Wisconsin Rapids Rafters both had no problems on Tuesday, as they cruised to blowout wins.
Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 4 Kalamazoo Growlers 3
The Mac Daddies held off a fifth-inning rally from the Growlers to take a 4-3 win on Tuesday night. Anthony Calarco (Northwestern) was 2-3 for the Mac Daddies, with a home run and two runs batted in. Parker Murdie (Grand Valley State) also had a pair of hits, drawing a walk and picking up an RBI. Blake Dunn (Western Michigan) was 3-3 for the Growlers, with a run scored. Trent Quartermaine (Ball State) was 2-3, with a double and two runs batted in. Tanner Knapp (Kalamazoo Valley College) threw four and two-thirds of an inning for the Mac Daddies, allowing three runs on seven hits to pick up his second win of the season.
Kalamazoo Growlers 1 Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 0
Austin Earl (West Virginia) hit a fourth-inning double to right field to score Ben Mets (Davenport) and give the Growlers a split on Tuesday night against the Mac Daddies. Mets ended up being the only Growler to have multiple hits, going 2-2 with a double. Earl was 1-2, with his one double being the game-winner. Adam Wheaton (Trine University) POTN threw a complete game for the Growlers, scattering three hits and recording six strikeouts to improve to 5-0 on the season.
Traverse City Pit Spitters 10 Great Lakes Resorters 1
The Pit Spitters offense was firing on all cylinders on Tuesday, as they soared past the Great Lakes Resorters. Johnny Hipsman (Richmond) was 1-4 for the Pit Spitters, with two runs scored, two RBI and drawing two walks. He was one of three Traverse City batters to have multiple hits, joined by Christian Faust (Grand Valley State) and Trey Yunger (Wofford). Jacob Marcus (Richmond) was tabbed as the starter and threw four and one-third of an inning, allowing a run on a hit with four strikeouts. Nathan Lohmeier (Bowling Green) was credited with the win, throwing two and two-thirds of an innint, with no hits or runs and a pair of strikeouts.
Wisconsin Woodchucks 11 Rockford Rivets 2
The Woodchucks took advantage of a five-run fifth inning to cruise past the Rivets. Freddy Rojas Jr. (UT-Rio Grande Valley) was 3-6 for the Woodchucks, with two RBI and a run scored. Six different Woodchucks batters had multiple hits, including Pablo Ruiz (Central Florida), Nick Romano (Central Florida) and Adrian Mella (Hillsborough CC), all of whom had two hits and two runs batted in. Nate Madej (South Alabama) POTN was majestic on the mound for the Woodchucks, throwing seven and one-third of an inning, allowing two runs on two hits with nine strikeouts to earn his second win of the season.
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 15 Green Bay Booyah 1
The Rafters offense had no problems on Tuesday, as they cruised past the Booyah 15-1. Ryan Walstad (Sacramento State) was 2-5 for the Rafters, with four runs batted in. Christian Sepulveda (UT-Rio Grande Valley) was 1-3 with a double and three runs batted in while Richie Schiekofer (Rutgers) was 2-5 with four runs scored. Travis Adams (Sacramento State) threw five innings, allowing a run on two hits with five strikeouts to pick up the win. Brent Teller (Sacred Heart) threw three scoreless innings with five strikeouts to pick up his first save of the season.
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 10 La Crosse Loggers 7
The Loggers mounted a late rally, but the Dock Spiders were able to hold it off to pick up the road win on Tuesday. Tim Elko (Mississippi) POTN had a monster night for the Dock Spiders, going 4-5 with two home runs, six runs batted in and a pair of runs scored. Sam Novitske (Oregon) was 3-5, with a double and four runs scored while Aaron Anderson (Liberty) was 2-4 with two RBI. Jacob Myer (Purdue University Fort Wayne) threw seven strong innings for Fond du Lac, allowing a run on three hits with seven strikeouts.
Mankato MoonDogs 1 St. Cloud Rox 0
The MoonDogs scored the only run of the game in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Adam LaRock (UW-Milwaukee) to narrowly slip past the Rox. Evan Berkey (CSU-Bakersfield) was 2-4 for the MoonDogs, scoring the lone run for Mankato. He was the only Mankato batter to record multiple hits off the Rox, who started Justin Kelly (Utah). He threw six strong innings, allowing the one run on seven hits. Jakob Meyer (University of Evansville) ended up with the win after throwing two and two-thirds of an inning, allowing two hits and striking out two batters.
Waterloo Bucks 10 Willmar Stingers 4
The Bucks held a narrow 6-3 lead entering the ninth, but put up four runs in the top of the inning to hold off the Stingers. Peyton Williams (Iowa) was 4-5 for the Bucks, with a home run and two runs batted in. Blake Doremus (Cal State Northridge) was 2-5, with a home run and five runs batted in while Tyler Snep (Iowa) and Ryan Guardino (Wofford) both had a pair of hits for Waterloo. Ben Olson (Dayton) threw six shutout innings, allowing two runs on four hits with six strikeouts to pick up his second win of the season.
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Bismarck Larks 9 Bismarck Bull Moose 3
The Larks scored five runs in the second to sail to a 9-3 win over the Bull Moose Tuesday at Bismarck Municipal Ballpark. Jaxon Rosencranz (Augustana) was 3-5 on the night, with a double and two runs batted in. Tyler Traphagen (Ridgewater CC) was 3-4 for the Larks, while Brayden Koenig (Bismarck State College) and Braxton Hewitt (Jamestown) both had a pair of hits for Bismarck. Sam Hanson (St. John’s) picked up his first win of the season after throwing three relief innings, allowing a run on two hits with four strikeouts. Blake Anderson (Bismarck State College) threw four hitless innings, striking out four batters for the Larks.
Wednesday, August 12 schedule (All times Central unless noted)
Kalamazoo Mac Daddies at Battle Creek Bombers 5:15 p.m. ET/8 p.m. ET
Traverse City Pit Spitters at Great Lakes Resorters 7:05 p.m. ET
Wisconsin Woodchucks at Rockford Rivets 6:05 p.m.
Rochester Honkers at Waterloo Bucks 6:35 p.m.
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at Green Bay Booyah 6:35 p.m.
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders at La Crosse Loggers 6:35 p.m.
Bismarck Larks at Mandan Flickertails 7:05 p.m.
Willmar Stingers at St. Cloud Rox 7:05 p.m.