The Willmar Stingers continued their success as they won their seventh game in a row with Jack Habeck throwing 8.1 innings. Habeck continues to lead the league with six wins. The Stingers are currently one win away from being the top team in the Great Plains West. The Eau Claire Express leads the Great Plains East with a .889 win percentage in their last nine games.
Battle Creek Battle Jacks 10, Kokomo Jackrabbits 0
The Battle Jacks won their second game in a row as they took the first game of the series against the Kokomo Jackrabbits 10-0. Patrick Mills (Indiana University Kokomo) had the first hit of the night with a double in the bottom of the first. Billy Hancock (Mount Marty College) drove in the first run with a sac fly. Hancock had three hits with three RBI on the night. Isaiah Gibbs (William Woods University) had two hits with a double scoring once as he reached base. Justin Graves (Vanguard University) earned the win on the mound throwing seven innings with two strikeouts allowing zero runs to score.
Traverse City Pit Spitters 5, Kalamazoo Growlers 4
The Traverse City Pit Spitters rallied back to take the first game of the series against the Kalamazoo Growlers 5-4. The Pit Spitters scored five runs in the eighth inning to take the lead. Dallas Duarte (University of Hawaii) and Jakob Marsee (Central Michigan University) both had back to back home runs. Christian Beal (University of Richmond) had the only multi-hit game of the day with two hits, one walk and one hit by pitch. Duncan Lutz (Georgia State University) had the win throwing two innings with four strikeouts giving up one hit. The pitching staff combined for 11 strikeouts to hold the Growlers.
Rochester Honkers 10, Waterloo Bucks 6
The Honkers won their fourth game of the second half of the season as they took down the Waterloo Bucks 10-6. Zachary Meddings (Coastal Carolina) earned Northwoods League Player of the Night with five hits and two RBI. Dario Gomez (University of Nevada, Reno) and Carson Stevens (California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) both had two hits each with two RBI. Nathan Hansen (San Joaquin Delta College) started the game throwing the first four innings with six strikeouts. The Honkers combined for 15 hits with eight walks to take the first game of the series.
Rockford Rivets 8, Kenosha Kingfish 3
The Rockford Rivets won their third game in a row as they defeated the Kenosha Kingfish 8-3. The Rivets scored four runs in the fifth inning to take the lead with two RBI doubles by Jeffrey Ince (Louisiana Tech University) and Nick Demarco (Notre Dame). Brandon Bannon (University of Illinois at Springfield) led the team with four hits and two doubles scoring twice. Dustin Allen (University of San Diego) also had two doubles on the night, scoring once. Miguel Reyes Jr (University of New Mexico) earned the win throwing five innings. Aaron Mishoulam (Emory University) closed the game throwing the last inning with three strikeouts.
Eau Claire Express 1, St.Cloud Rox 0
The Eau Claire Express earned their eighth win of the second half of the season defeating the St.Cloud Rox 1-0. Luke Eldred (Dallas Baptist University) led the Express throwing seven innings with six strikeouts giving up three hits and allowed zero runs to score. Benjamin Rosengard (Rice University) and Reed Latimer (University of Montevallo) both had two hits with one walk each. Max Coupe (Skyline College) had the only double of the night to reach base.
Wisconsin Rapid Rafters 3, Wausau Woodchucks 2
The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters currently lead the Great Lakes West as they take another win against the Wausau Woodchucks 3-2. Cooper Robinson (University of California, Irvine) was the starting pitcher throwing three innings giving up no hits. Connor Kurki (Coastal Carolina University) earned the win throwing two innings with two strikeouts allowing zero runs to score. Brendan Bobo (California State University, Fullerton) had the only home run for his team driving in two runs. Nate Nankil (California State University, Fullerton) reached base twice with two hits including a double and scored once.
Duluth Huskies 14, Mankato MoonDogs 4
The Duluth Huskies took the first game of the series against the Mankato MoonDogs 14-4. The Huskies struck first, scoring their 10 runs in the first three innings. Peyton Powell (University of Texas at Austin) and Colin Burgess (Cincinnati) both had two hits each with a double by Burgess driving in four runs each. Kristian Campbell (Georgia Tech) reached base four times with two hits, a walk and a hit by pitch. Campbell had a triple driving in three runs. Darrell Johnson Jr (USC Lancaster) earned the win on the mound throwing 3.2 innings with one strikeout giving up zero hits.
La Crosse Loggers 10, Bismarck Larks 9
The La Crosse Loggers won their second game in a row as they took the first game of the series against the Bismarck Larks 10-9. Jack Haley (California State University, Fullerton) led the team with three hits including a double four RBI and a stolen base. Coby Morales (University of Washington) had two hits with a double and three RBI. Ricky Reeth (Notre Dame) had the win on the mound throwing the last inning of the game with one strikeout giving up no hits. The Loggers had eight hits with eleven walks to earn the win.
Lakeshore Chinooks 8, Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 5
The Lakeshore Chinooks struck first to take the win against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 8-5. The Chinooks scored three runs in the first inning with an RBI double by Joey Spence (Notre Dame). Spence had one hit with three RBI. Stephan Hrustich (Northwestern University) contributed to the offense with two hits including a home run and three RBI. Aiden Longewell (Kent State University) reached base three times with two hits, a walk and one RBI. Jackson Reid (Lenoir-Rhyne University) earned the win coming into the game to throw four innings with five strikeouts giving up one hit.
Willmar Stingers 2, Minnesota Mud Puppies 1
The Willmar Stingers won their seventh game in a row defeating the Mud Puppies 2-1. Jack Habeck (St. Cloud State University) earned Northwoods League Pitcher of the Night throwing 8.1 innings with three strikeouts allowing only one run to score. Scott Anderson (Point Loma Nazarene University) had the only multi-hit game with two hits with an RBI and a stolen base. Aidan Byrne (Minnesota State University, Mankato) drove in the second run of the game with an RBI single in the fourth inning. The Stingers had six hits with no errors on the field to take the first game of the series.
Traverse City @ Kalamazoo (6:35pm)
Kokomo @ Battle Creek (6:35pm)
Lakeshore @ Fond du Lac (6:35pm)
Kenosha @ Rockford (6:35pm)
Waterloo @ Rochester (6:35pm)
Wisconsin @ Wausau (6:35pm)
Bismarck @ La Crosse (6:35pm)
Mankato @ Duluth (6:35pm)
Green Bay @ Madison (6:35pm)
Minnesota @ Willmar (7:05pm)
St.Cloud @ Eau Claire (7:05pm)