The Mandan Flickertails picked up a big win over the Bismarck Larks on Wednesday, while the St. Cloud Rox needed extra innings before they walked-off the Willmar Stingers at Joe Faber Field.
Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 4 Battle Creek Bombers 2
The Bombers scored a pair of runs in the first to jump out to an early lead, but the Mac Daddies were able to claw their way back, eventually scoring what would end up being the game-winning run in the fourth to take the first game of a doubleheader on Wednesday. Vince Bianchina (Northwestern) was the only Kalamazoo batter to have multiple hits, going 2-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. Ben Grable (Northwestern) threw two and one-third of an inning, allowing a hit and striking out two batters to earn his second win of the season. Justin Maneager (Kalamazoo Valley College) threw one and two-thirds of an inning, striking out three batters to pick up the save.
Battle Creek Bombers 1 Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 0
The Bombers threw a combined no hitter and Joseph Mason (University of Mount Olive) hit an RBI double to right field in the third to give the Bombers the only run scored in the nightcap, securing a doubleheader split against the Mac Daddies. Mason ended up being one of two bombers to record hits, with Preston Sherman (Concordia University) going 1-2. Seth Tucker (Oakland University) got the win for Battle Creek, throwing three innings, allowing no runs on no strikeouts. Jacob Henry (Concordia University) was the starter and threw two innings, walking four batters but not allowing a hit while recording a strikeout.
Traverse City Pit Spitters 13 Great Lakes Resorters 5
The Pit Spitters took advantage of a seven-run fifth inning to top the Resorters on Wednesday night. Chris Monroe (University of Illinois-Springfield) was 1-3 for the Pit Spitters, with three runs batted in. Tito Flores (Michigan) was 1-4, with a double, two RBI and three runs scored while Gaetano Vallone (Davenport) was 1-3, with two RBI and two runs scored. The Resorters didn’t record a hit until the eighth inning, as they were stifled by Pat Hohlfeld (Jefferson), who threw six strong innings, with four walks and three strikeouts as he earned his fourth win of the season.
Wisconsin Woodchucks 7 Rockford Rivets 2
Alejandro Mecario (Nova Southeastern) was 2-4 with four runs batted in as the Woodchucks picked up a road win over the Woodchucks on Wednesday. Macario hit a triple, which was one of two extra base hits for the Woodchucks, with Pablo Ruiz (Central Florida) going 1-5 with a double to account for the other extra base hit. Nick Romano (Central Florida) was 2-5 with an RBI while Adrian Mella (Hillsborough CC) was 2-4 with two runs scored. Jace Baumann (UW-Stout) threw five innings, allowing a run on three hits with two strikeouts to pick up the win, while Emmanuel Corporan (La Salle University) threw three hitless innings, with four strikeouts.
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 5 Green Bay Booyah 3
The Rafters were able to hold off an eighth-inning rally from the Booyah on Wednesday, as Brayden Bonner (Dixie State) came on and recorded the final out of the inning, before throwing a full ninth to pick up his sixth save of the season. Chris McElvian (Vanderbilt) was credited with the win after throwing four and one-third of an inning, allowing a run on five hits with five strikeouts. Richie Schiekofer (Rutgers) was 4-5 for the Rafters, with two doubles and a run scored. Hank Zeisler (Chapman University), Kyle Teel (Virginia) and Parker Nolan (Davidson College) all had multiple hits, with Nolan and Teel both hitting home runs.
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 12 La Crosse Loggers 5
The Dock Spiders scored eight runs in the third to race out to an early lead that they held onto. Caleb Durbin (Washington University St. Louis) was 2-5, with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored. Tim Elko (Mississippi) matched his stats, with one run scored instead of two. Sam Novitske (Oregon) was 2-3, with a double and two runs scored while Tanner Smith (Oregon) had three hits and an RBI. Jake Brooks (UCLA) picked up the win after throwing four and one-thirds of an inning, allowing three runs on five hits with five strikeouts.
Waterloo Bucks 9 Rochester Honkers 8
The Bucks rallied late, scoring two runs in the bottom of the eighth to send the game to extra innings, where they scored two runs in the 12th to steal a 9-8 win from the Honkers. Ethan Copeland (SIU Edwardsville) was the hero for Waterloo, as it was his ground ball to the shortstop that allowed Charley Hesse (NDSU) to score the game-winning run. Blake Doremus (Cal State Northridge) was 2-5 for the Bucks, with a double and a run scored. Tyler Snep (Iowa) drew five walks on the game, while Peyton Williams (Iowa), Hesse and Snep all had two RBI. Dylan Gotto (Wartburg College) picked up the win after throwing one inning, allowing an unearned run.
St. Cloud Rox 2 Willmar Stingers 1
Jack Winkler (University of San Francisco) hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Rox a win, securing the Highway 23 trophy for the second straight season. Garett Delano (Mercer) started the inning on second base, and advanced to third on a flyout from Nick Marinconz (Cal Poly). After Ben Norman (Iowa) was intentionally walked, Winkler stepped up to the plate and hit an infield single, allowing Delano to score the game-winning run for the Rox. Blake Stelzer (Concordia University-St. Paul) picked up his third win of the season after throwing two scoreless innings, allowing a hit and striking out one batter. Trent Schoeberl (Minnesota) got the start for St. Cloud and threw five innings, allowing a run on four hits while striking out four batters.
North Dakota Pod
Mandan Flickertails 5 Bismarck Larks 1
The Flickertails only managed three hits on Wednesday, but they scored five runs thanks to five Larks errors as they won a 5-1 decision. Justin Janssen (Illinois Central College) was 1-1 for the Flickertails, with three runs batted in. Robert Mattei (Hope International) and Tyler Keith (Post University) were the other Flickertails batters to have hits. Morgan McCloud (Texas Wesleyan) threw six innings for Mandan, allowing one run on two hits with seven strikeouts to earn the win. Dillon Larsen (Central Washington) threw three scoreless innings to pick up his first save of the season.
Thursday, August 13 schedule (All times Central unless noted)
Kenosha Kingfish at K-Town Bobbers 4:05 p.m./6:05 p.m.
Battle Creek Bombers at Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 5:15 p.m. ET/8 p.m. ET
Great Lakes Resorters at Traverse City Pit Spitters 7:05 p.m. ET
Waterloo Bucks at Rochester Honkers 6:35 p.m.
La Crosse Loggers at Green Bay Booyah 6:35 p.m.
Rockford Rivets at Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 6:35 p.m.
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders at Wisconsin Woodchucks 6:35 p.m.
Mandan Flickertails at Bismarck Bull Moose 7:05 p.m.
St. Cloud Rox at Willmar Stingers 7:05 p.m.