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Growlers and Mac Daddies split doubleheader; Resorters slip past Pit Spitters

We are starting to come to the final weeks of the 2020 Northwoods League season, which means less games being played each night. There were only three games on Sunday, with the Resorters narrowly getting past the Pit Spitters, while the Growlers and Mac Daddies split a doubleheader in Kalamazoo.

Michigan Pod
Great Lakes Resorters 5 Traverse City Pit Spitters 4
The Resorters scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to beat the Pit Spitters Sunday afternoon. Roman Kuntz (Lake Michigan College) picked up the game-winning RBIs, hitting a two-run home run in the sixth that put the Resorters past the Spitters. Kuntz ended up being the offensive leader for Great Lakes, going 1-3 with his two RBI. Isaiah Lindsey (Lake Michigan College) got the start for the Resorters and threw four innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits with a pair of strikeouts. Jonathan Russomano (Corban University) threw two innings, allowing a run on three hits to pick up the win, his first of the season.

Kalamazoo Growlers 2 Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 0
The Growlers scratched across a pair of runs in the top of the fourth to win the first game of a doubleheader Sunday evening. Joseph Kalafut (Edgewood College) was 2-3 for the Growlers, with a double and a run scored. Aaron Cardoza (Davenport University) went 1-2, with a run scored and an RBI, which was the only one of the night for the Growlers. Adam Wheaton (Trine University) went the distance, throwing five scoreless innings, allowing six hits with four strikeouts to improve to an impressive 7-0 on the season.

Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 6 Kalamazoo Growlers 3
The Mac Daddies salvaged a doubleheader split on Sunday. Kyle Ashworth (Cal Poly) went 3-3 for the Mac Daddies, with a run scored while Shawn Goosenberg (Northwestern University) was 1-2 with a pair of RBI. The Growlers started a rally in the fourth, but Patrick Arndt (Bellarmine University) was able to wiggle out of the jam to pick up the save. Ryan Szlachcic (Kalamazoo Valley CC) got the start and threw three and one-third of an inning, allowing three earned runs on two hits with a pair of strikeouts to earn the win.

Monday August 24 schedule (All times Central unless noted)
Battle Creek Bombers at Kalamazoo Mac Daddies 5:15 p.m. ET/8 p.m. ET
Traverse City Pit Spitters at Great Lakes Resorters 7:05 p.m. ET
Bismarck Bull Moose at Bismarck Larks 7:05 p.m.