Published On: July 1st, 2022

After 10 Northwoods League Games six teams swept their series including a 24-7 win by the Kalamazoo Growlers. The Growlers generated 26 hits with Cole Russo hitting for the cycle. As Russo drove in six of the runs he earned Northwoods League Player of the Night. As the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters split their series they earned their 26th win to stay in the lead of the league. 

Kenosha Kingfish 5, Traverse City Pit Spitters 2

The Kenosha Kingfish defeated the Traverse City Pit Spitters 5-2 to split the series. The Kingfish struck first, scoring their first two runs in the second inning. Michael Dallas (University of Kentucky) drove in the first run with an RBI single to left field. Dallas led the team with three hits. The Kingfish scored two more runs in the fifth with a home run by Ian Collier (Grayson College). Collier had two hits, one walk and two RBI. James Mccoy (University of Kentucky) and Jacob Tobias (Arizona State University) each had two hits with a double. Clark Candiotti (Wichita State University) had the win on the mound throwing six innings with seven strikeouts. 

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 7, Kokomo Jackrabbits 2

To take the second game of the series the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters took down the Kokomo Jackrabbits 7-2. Harry Owen (Consumnes River College) had the second hit of the game in the second inning and scored on a double by Seth Stroh (Wichita State University). Owen had two hits with a double and Stroh had two hits with two doubles. Ben Ross (Notre Dame College) led the offense with three hits and a stolen base. Josh Hewitt (California State University, Fullerton) had the win throwing three innings with four strikeouts. 

St.Cloud Rox 9, Bismarck Larks 6

The St.Cloud Rox rallied back to win the series against the Bismarck Larks 9-6. Brady Prewitt (Colorado State University – Pueblo) reached base four times with three hits and a walk driving in one run. O’Neil Burgos (Southern University and A&M College) got the offense going with an RBI double in the seventh inning scoring two runs. Brice Matthews (University of Nebraska) and Trevor Austin (Mercer University) both reached base four times with three walks and one hit. Aiden Adams (Tarleton State University) had his fourth win on the mound throwing 1.2 innings with five strikeouts. 

Wausau Woodchucks 11, Green Bay Rockers 6

The Wausau Woodchucks won the second game against the Green Bay Rockers to take the series. Down by one run heading into the top of the seventh Mark Shallenberger (University of Evansville) drove a home run to give his team the lead. Shallenberger had three hits with three RBI. Brent Widder (University of Evansville) also had three hits with three doubles scoring each time he reached base. Zach Levenson (University of Miami) drove in the last run of the game with a home run in the ninth inning for his second hit. The Woodchucks generated 13 hits with four doubles and four home runs. 

Duluth Huskies 15, Rochester Honkers 8

The Duluth Huskies bounced back to split the series against the Rochester Honkers 15-8. Jd Rogers (Vanderbilt University) led the offense with two hits and five RBI. Eduardo Rosario (University Nebraska Omaha) had two hits with a double, two walks and three RBI. Ambren Voitik (Austin Peay) reached base four times with three hits, a walk and one RBI. The Huskies had 15 hits with an explosive eighth inning scoring 10 of their runs. Jaron DeBerry (Grayson College) won Northwoods League Pitcher of the Night throwing seven scoreless innings with seven strikeouts giving up only two hits. 

Mankato MoonDogs 9, Waterloo Bucks 7

The Mankato MoonDogs swept the series as they defeated the Waterloo Bucks 9-7. Boston Merila (University of Minnesota) led the offense with two hits and three RBI leading the team with a .357 batting average. Brendan Hord (University of Evansville) had the only home run of the day in the bottom of the sixth. Dustin Crenshaw (Grand Canyon University) had two hits, two RBI and scored each time he reached base. Corey Sanchez (San Jose State University) was the starting pitcher throwing five innings with four strikeouts. 

Madison Mallards 15, Rockford Rivets 8

The Madison Mallards took the series as they defeated the Rockford Rivets 15-8. The Mallards rallied back, scoring seven runs in the eighth inning to take the lead. Estevan Moreno (Notre Dame) led the team with 3 hits including a double, triple and a home run with four RBI. Jan Rollon (Southern University and A&M College) and Marcus Brodil (University of South Florida) both had two hits with a double scoring as they reached base. Noah Smith (University of Louisville) reached base five times with three hits, two walks, a stolen base and one RBI. 

Battle Creek Battle Jacks 15, Lakeshore Chinooks 7

The Battle Creek Battle Jacks earned their 16th win of the season as they split the series with the Lakeshore Chinooks tonight 15-7. The Battle Jacks scored five runs in the second inning with a three run home run by Joey Grabanski (Concordia University Nebraska). Grabanski had four hits with two home runs, a stolen base and four RBI. Bobby Nichols (Central Methodist University) contributed to the offense with two hits, two walks, two stolen bases and four RBI. Six players had multi hit games generating 16 hits on the night. Justin Graves (Vanguard University) had the win on the mound throwing four innings with five strikeouts. 

Kalamazoo Growlers 24, Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 7

With an explosive offensive effort the Kalamazoo Growlers defeated the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 24-7. Cole Russo (University of Central Florida) earned the Northwoods League Player of the Night as he hit for the cycle with a single, double, triple and a home run. Russo had six RBI and scored each time he reached base. Anthony Stephan (University of Virginia) had three hits with two doubles and six RBI. Trey Lipsey (Ohio State University) had four hits including a double driving in three runs. The Growlers generated 26 hits with eight players having multi-hit games. 

Willmar Stingers 5, Eau Claire Express 2

The Willmar Stingers took down the Eau Claire Express to win the series. Tied going into the bottom of the seventh inning Joey Walls (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) drove a single to left field to score the run to put them ahead. Aidan Byrne (Minnesota State University, Mankato) also had two hits with two doubles and one RBI. Josh Fitzgerald (Dallas Baptist University) drove a double to score two runs. John Bezdicek (Kennesaw State University) closed the game throwing 1.1 innings with three strikeouts. 

Friday’s Schedule: 

Rockford @ Battle Creek (6:35pm) 

Kenosha @ Kalamazoo (6:35pm) 

Madison @ Green Bay (6:35pm) 

Kokomo @ Fond du Lac (6:35pm) 

Lakeshore @ Wisconsin (6:35pm) 

Minnesota @ Waterloo (6:35pm) 

Mankato @ Rochester (6:35pm) 

Duluth @ La Crosse (6:35pm) 

Eau Claire @ St.Cloud (7:05pm) 

Willmar @ Bismarck (7:05pm) 

Wausau @ Traverse City (7:05pm)

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