Strong Pitching Leads to Close Games on Saturday
Kalamazoo Growlers 3 Lakeshore Chinooks 2
All of the offense came in the fourth inning as the Kalamazoo Growlers defeated the Lakeshore Chinooks 3-2. Stephen Cullen (Southeastern University) had two hits and a run scored for the Growlers. Jackson Gray (Western Kentucky) had two hits and scored one of the Chinooks’ runs.
Kalamazoo Growlers 1 Lakeshore Chinooks 0 — 8 innings
Adam Wheaton (Trine University) threw 7 ⅓ scoreless innings as the Kalamazoo Growlers blanked the Lakeshore Chinooks 1-0. He recorded seven strikeouts. The Chinooks recorded two hits against the Growlers pitchers.
Kokomo Jackrabbits 3 Green Bay Booyah 2
Connor Linchey (St. Mary’s) pitched seven innings and gave up one run for the Kokomo Jackrabbits in their 3-2 win against the Green Bay Booyah. Jakob Marsee (Central Michigan) walked, singled twice, and scored a run. Max Wagner (Clemson University) singled and homered for the Booyah.
Traverse City Pit Spitters 5 Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 4
Miles Simmington’s (Purdue University) single in the bottom of the ninth inning to score Mario Camilletti (Central Michigan University) gave the Traverse City Pit Spitters a 5-4 walk-off victory against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters. Chris Monroe (University of Illinois at Springfield) walked, doubled twice, and brought in a run. Three Rafters players each collected two hits.
Kenosha Kingfish 12 Battle Creek Bombers 2
The Kenosha Kingfish plated eight runs in the sixth inning en route to a 12-2 victory against the Battle Creek Bombers. Kirk Liebert (University of Kentucky) had four hits and four RBI. Five Bombers players each recorded a hit and the team drew five walks.
Wisconsin Woodchucks 2 Rockford Rivets 1
Ryan Lobus (Mercer University) threw seven scoreless innings with five strikeouts in the Wisconsin Woodchucks 2-1 win against the Rockford Rivets. CJ Krayfus (University of Miami) singled, doubled, and brought in a run. The Woodchucks pitchers held the Rivets to just three hits.
St. Cloud Rox 11 Minnesota Mud Puppies 4
The St. Cloud Rox scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to secure their 11-4 win over the Minnesota Mud Puppies. Four Rox batters each collected two hits. Nick Juaire (Notre Dame) singled twice, scored a run, and brought in a run for the Mud Puppies.
La Crosse Loggers 10 Duluth Huskies 9
Every La Crosse Loggers batter reached base safely in their 10-9 victory over the Duluth Huskies. TJ Manteufel (Bradley University) singled twice and doubled. Ambren Voitik (Northern Oklahoma-Enid) walked, singled twice, brought in a run, and scored three of the Huskies’ runs.
Bismarck Larks 4 Eau Claire Express 1
Brian Baker (Northern State University) pitched seven shutout innings for the Bismarck Larks in their 4-1 win against the Eau Claire Express. Drew Beazley (South Dakota State University) singled twice and tripled. Connor Burns (California State University, Long Beach) provided the Express’s lone run when he hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 5 Madison Mallards 1
Ryan Loutos (Washington University in St. Louis) threw seven one-run innings for the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders as they defeated the Madison Mallards 5-1. Jackson Loftin (Sam Houston State University) and Connor Manthey (Bradley University) each had three hits. Alex Iadisernia (Elon University) singled, doubled, and brought in the Mallards’ lone run.
Mankato MoonDogs 8 Rochester Honkers 6
Matthew Higgins (Bellarmine University) walked, collected three hits, brought in three runs, and scored once in the Mankato Moondogs’ 8-6 win over the Rochester Honkers. Adam Fogel (University of Hawaii) singled, doubled, and scored twice. Zack Raabe (University of Minnesota) and Zach Cole (Ball State University) each hit their first home runs of the season for Rochester.
Willmar Stingers 4 Waterloo Bucks 2
Drey Dirksen (Augustana University) walked, singled, doubled, and brought in a run for the Willmar Stingers in their 4-2 victory against the Waterloo Bucks. Jakob Newton (Florida Institute of Technology) collected three hits and scored a run. Cameron Repetti (California State University, Fullerton) walked, singled twice, and brought in a run for the Bucks.
Sunday, June 20
Green Bay Booyah @ Kokomo Jackrabbits 2:00pm ET
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters @ Traverse City Pit Spitters 5:05pm ET
Rockford Rivets @ Wisconsin Woodchucks 1:05pm CT
Madison Mallards @ Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 1:05pm CT
Battle Creek Bombers @ Kenosha Kingfish 1:05pm CT
Kalamazoo Growlers @ Lakeshore Chinooks 1:35pm CT
Bismarck Larks @ Eau Claire Express 2:05pm CT
Minnesota Mud Puppies @ St. Cloud Rox 4:05pm CT
Rochester Honkers @ Mankato MoonDogs 5:05pm CT
Duluth Huskies @ La Crosse Loggers 5:05pm CT
Waterloo Bucks @ Willmar Stingers 5:05pm CT