Published On: August 13th, 2020

The Rockford Rivets suffered their seventh consecutive loss on Thursday, as they fell 10-0 to the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders put up similar numbers, claiming a 16-6 win over the Wisconsin Woodchucks.

Kenosha Series
Kenosha Kingfish 7 K-Town Bobbers 2
Jack Thelen (UW-Milwaukee) was 2-3 on Thursday, with a double, a home run and five runs batted in to lead the Kingfish to a win in the first game of a doubleheader. Including the two runs he scored, he had a part in every run scored by the Kingfish. He wasn’t the only one to record multiple hits though, as Joseph Vyskocil (UW-Milwaukee) was 2-3, with a solo home run. Mike Edwards (UW-Milwaukee) spun a gem on the mound for the Kingfish, thwoing six innings, allowing an unearned run on five hits with eight strikeouts. David Blackburn (Hendrix College) finished the game, throwing one inning, allowing a run on a hit.

Kenosha Kingfish 5 K-Town Bobbers 2
The second game was closer than the first, but it still wasn’t an issue for the Kingfish, who picked up the sweep of the Bobbers. Marc Filia (UC-San Diego) was 1-3, with two RBI and a run scored. Evan Albrecht (Purdue) was 1-3, with a double and two RBI for the Kingfish. Bryant Bagshaw (Dominican University) picked up the win after throwing one and one-thirds innings of scoreless ball, allowing a hit and recording two strikeouts. Jacob DeLabio (Carthage College) picked up his second save of the season after throwing two scoreless innings, with three strikeouts.

Michigan Pod
Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 1 Battle Creek Bombers 0
Alex Ludwick (Baldwin Wallace) hit a one-out triple in the bottom of the second to set up Ethan O’Donnell (Northwestern) to drive him in with a single to account for the only run of the game for either team, as the Mac Daddies took game one. Those were the only two hits that Kalamazoo recorded, as they were outhit by the Bombers 3-2. Travis Snyder (St. Clair College) went the distance for the Mac Daddies, allowing no runs on three hits with four strikeouts to pick up his first win of the season.

Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 9 Battle Creek Bombers 3
After the Bombers jumped out to an early lead, the Mac Daddies came storming back in the third, scoring six runs to race to a lead they would refuse to relinquish. Alex Ludwick (Baldwin Wallace) was 3-3, with a double and two runs batted in, along with a run scored Kyle Ashworth (Cal Poly) and Shawn Goosenberg (Northwestern) were both 2-3, with two runs scored. Jack Huisman (Western Michigan) threw five innings for Kalamazoo, allowing three runs on six hits with one strikeout.

Traverse City Pit Spitters 7 Great Lakes Resorters 1
The Pit Spitters were outhit by the Resorters on Thursday, but still managed to put up seven runs to take home the win. Trey Yunger (Wofford) was 3-4 at the plate, with an RBI and a run scored. Chris Monroe (University of Illinois Springfield) was 1-4, with a double and two runs batted in while Carson Eby (Davenport University) went 2-5 with a double. Kyle Jones (Toledo) got the start for Traverse City and threw four scoreless innings, allowing four hits and recording seven strikeouts. Mark Scannell (Grand Valley State) got the win after throwing three innings, allowing a run on six hits with two strikeouts.

Minnesota-Iowa Pod
Waterloo Bucks 7 Rochester Honkers 5
The Bucks scored four runs in the top of the ninth to steal a 7-5 win from the Honkers. Jalen Smith (UC Davis) was 4-5 for the Bucks, with a double, an RBI and three runs scored. Brett McCleary (Iowa) was 2-3 with two runs batted in while Ryan Guardino (Wofford) was 1-5, with two runs batted in. Alex Schlosser (Swathmore College) threw two scoreless innings, allowing one hit and striking out one batter to pick up the win. Zach Button (Cal Poly) had a scoreless ninth to pick up his fourth save of the season.

St. Cloud Rox 4 Willmar Stingers 3
The Stingers nearly rallied in the ninth, but Blake Stelzer (Concordia University-St. Paul) was able to induce a game-ending double play to pick up his 7th save of the season and five the Rox another win over Willmar. Ben Norman (Iowa) was 2-4 for the Rox, with a home run and two runs batted in. He was the only St. Cloud batter to record multiple hits or multiple RBIs. Luke Albright (Kent State) got the start and threw five innings, allowing two runs on four hits with 12 strikeouts to improve to 2-1 on the seasom. Noah Myhre (Minot State) had a scoreless relief inning while Trevor Koenig (St. Cloud State) allowed a run on one hit, but had three strikeouts to cap off his outing.

Wisconsin-Illinois Pod
La Crosse Loggers 3 Green Bay Booyah 0
The Loggers scored three runs in the fifth, and that was all they would need, as Jayson Hibbard (College of Southern Idaho) threw seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out eight batters to pick up his second win of the season. Erik Demchuk (University of Antelope Valley) threw a scoreless eighth, while Al Pesto (Southeastern University) threw a hitless ninth to pick up the save. Ronald Sweeny (Minnesota) provided all the offense for the Loggers, going 1-4 with three runs batted in. They all came on a single to center field in the fifth.

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 10 Rockford Rivets 0
The Rafters offense showed up on Thursday night, scoring 10 runs on 12 hits to easily hand the Rivets their seventh loss in a row. Christian Sepulveda (UT-Rio Grande Valley) was 4-5 for the Rafters, with a double and five runs batted in. Jason DiChoea (Santa Clara University) was 3-5, with a double, two RBI and three runs scored. Gabe Levy (Davidson College) cruised through his start, throwing six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and recording three strikeouts to pick up his second win of the season.

Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 16 Wisconsin Woodchucks 6
It was an offensive explosion for the Dock Spiders on Thursday, as they easily handled the Woodchucks. Kollyn All (Butler) was 3-4 for Fond du Lac, with a home run and six runs batted in to lead both teams. Caleb Durbin (Washington University in St. Louis) had four hits while AJ Miller (Oregon) was 2-6 with three runs batted in and three runs scored. Jake Saum (UCLA) had a rocky start, but still managed to throw five and two-thirds of an inning, striking out four batters to pick up his first win of the season. Danny Wizveb (Parkland College) threw two relief innings, allowing a run on a hit with one strikeout to seal the game.

North Dakota Pod
Mandan Flickertails 12 Bismarck Bull Moose 7
The Flickertails jumped on the Bismarck defense, scoring six runs in the second to take an early lead, though the Bull Moose made things interesting late. After allowing four runs in the bottom of the eighth, the Flickertails responded with four runs of their own to take a 12-7 decision. Justin Janssen (Illinois Central) was 2-5 for the Flickertails, with two runs scored and two RBI. Tyler Keith (Post University) was 1-5 with two RBI while Seth Lucero (Dawson C.C.) had a triple and two RBI. Patrick Pridgen (Oregon) threw seven innings for Mandan, allowing three runs on four hits with seven strikeouts to pick up the win. He gave way to Hunter Cooper (Hope International University), who threw two innings, allowing four runs on two hit swith three strikeouts to close the game.

Friday, August 14 schedule (All times Central unless noted)
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
Kenosha Kingfish at K-Town Bobbers 6:05 p.m.
La Crosse Loggers at Green Bay Booyah 6:35 p.m.
Rockford Rivets at Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 6:35 p.m.
Wisconsin Woodchucks at Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 6:35 p.m.
Bismarck Bull Moose at Bismarck Larks 7:05 p.m.
Mankato MoonDogs at Willmar Stingers 7:05 p.m.
Waterloo Bucks at Rochester Honkers 7:05 p.m.

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