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The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Won Their 21st Game To Lead The League

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters continued their success as they swept the Jackrabbits for their eighth win in a row. The Rafters currently lead the league with 21 wins in the second half of the season. The La Crosse Loggers won their 12th game as they defeated the Willmar Stingers to end their win streak. The Eau Claire Express continue to lead the Great Plains East as they earn a 19-2 victory. 

Bismarck Larks 10, Rochester Honkers 9

The Bismarck Larks rallied back to defeat the Rochester Honkers 10-9 to split the series. The Larks struck first with a home run by Kaiden Cardoso (Minot State University). Cardoso had two RBI on the night. Garrett Macias (California State University, San Bernardino) drove a double to left field in the ninth inning to tie the game up. Macias had one hit with three walks on the night. Adam Axtell (Point Loma Nazarene University) scored the final run in the top of the tenth inning with a single. Jackson Beaman (University of Missouri) led the offense with two home runs and three RBI. Justin Goldstein (Middle Tennessee State University) earned the win on the mound throwing the last two innings giving up one hit. 

La Crosse Loggers 7, Willmar Stingers 6

The La Crosse Loggers bounced back to take game two of the series against the Willmar Stingers 7-6. The Loggers scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning with a double by Bill Ralston (St. Mary’s College). Ralston had two RBI with three walks and a stolen base. Jordan Donahue (University of Hawaii) led the team with two hits and three stolen bases scoring twice as he reached base. Luke Leto (Louisiana State University) had one hit with three RBI and two stolen bases. Mickey Thompson (San Jose State University) was the starting pitcher throwing 5.1 innings with four strikeouts. 

Rockford Rivets 10, Kalamazoo Growlers 8

The Rockford Rivets swept the series as they defeated the Kalamazoo Growlers 10-8. Cal Pundsack (University of South Florida) was the starting pitcher throwing four innings with six strikeouts giving up two hits. The Rivets scored four runs in the first inning with an RBI double by Drew Baker (Wright State University) and RBI single by Conner Allen (Southern Arkansas University). Allen led the team with three hits with a home run and two RBI. Will Prater (Western Carolina University) had two hits on the night with a triple, three RBI and one walk. The Rivets combined 13 hits with 10 strikeouts from the pitching staff to earn the win. 

Madison Mallards 17, Lakeshore Chinooks 7

The Madison Mallards took down the Lakeshore Chinooks 17-7 winning the second game of the series. The Mallards scored eight runs in the bottom of the eighth inning with three RBI singles by Tommy Carpenter (DeSales University), Christian Rivera (Erskine College) and Jan Rollon (Southern University and A&M College). Josh Caron ended the inning with a three run home run. Carpenter had three hits scoring each time he reached base. Rivera also had three hits with three RBI. Rollon reached base four times with two hits and three RBI. Caron had two hits, two walks, three RBI and a stolen base. Justin Miller (Purdue University Fort Wayne) earned the win on the mound throwing 1.2 innings with two strikeouts giving up one hit. 

Wausau Woodchucks 8, Kenosha Kingfish 6

The Wausau Woodchucks split the series as they defeated the Kenosha Kingfish 8-6. Tyler Cox (Eckerd College) led the offense with four hits including a double and two RBI. Chase Hug (University of Evansville) contributed to the offense with three hits, a home run and five RBI. Jc Ng (Pomona-Pitzer) reached base three times with two hits, a walk and a stolen base scoring each time. Nick Marshall (West Texas A&M University) started the game on the mound throwing 5.1 innings with six strikeouts. Korey Bunselmeyer (University of Illinois) earned the win throwing 2.2 innings with three strikeouts. 

Battle Creek Battle Jacks 17, Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 7

The Battle Creek Battle Jacks won game two of the series taking down the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 17-7. The Battle Jacks scored seven runs in the fourth inning and ten runs in the seventh. Billy Hancock (Mount Marty College) led the team with three hits, four RBI and a stolen base. James Canar (McPherson College) had two hits with a double and four RBI. Jace Matkin (Madonna University) contributed with three hits, a triple, two RBI scoring each time he reached base. Damon Cox (Indiana University Southeast) closed the inning throwing the last three innings with three strikeouts giving up one hit. 

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 6, Kokomo Jackrabbits 3

For their eighth win in a row, the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters defeated the Kokomo Jackrabbits 6-3. Garrett Broussard (Utah Valley University) led the team with two hits including a home run and three RBI. Chris Conniff (Wagner College) had a single and double scoring once as he reached base. Brendan Bobo (California State University, Fullerton) had two hits with one RBI. Nick Torres (Western Carolina) earned the win throwing five innings with five strikeouts. The Rafters had nine hits to sweep their series. 

Eau Claire Express 19, Waterloo Bucks 2

The Eau Claire Express continued their success to sweep the series against the Waterloo Bucks 19-2. Sam Kuchinski (University of Montevallo) earned Northwoods League Player of the Night with four hits including a double, home run and six RBI. Reed Latimer (University of Montevallo) had three hits with a double and four RBI. Joe Yorke (California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) had two singles with a walk scored each time he reached base. JJ Pease (University of Montevallo) was the starting pitcher throwing five innings with nine strikeouts to earn the win. The Express had 23 hits with zero errors on the field. 

Traverse City Pit Spitters 12, Green Bay Rockers 8

The Traverse City Pit Spitters swept the Green Bay Rockers 12-8. The Pit Spitters struck first with a two run double in the second inning by Jacob Charon (Lawrence University). Charon had one hit with four RBI. Colin Summerhill (Northern Illinois University) started off the seven run inning with a three run home run. Trey Truitt (North Carolina State University) and Camden Traficante (Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University) followed it up with an RBI double. Charon had one hit with four RBI. Summerhill had two hits with three RBI. Duncan Lutz (Georgia State University) earned the win on the mound throwing six innings with eight strikeouts giving up two hits. 

Mankato MoonDogs 2, St.Cloud Rox 1

The Mankato MoonDogs won their sixth game in a row as they took down the St.Cloud Rox 2-1. Taisei Yahiro (Grand Canyon University) earned Northwoods League Pitcher of the Night throwing five innings with six strikeouts giving up one hit. Sky Wells (California State University, Long Beach) closed the game throwing the last inning with two strikeouts. Adam Stevens (Vanguard University) reached base four times with one hit and three walks. Zach Stroh (Minnesota State University, Mankato) had two hits with a double and a walk. The MoonDogs had four hits with zero errors on the field to sweep the series.  

Thursday’s Schedule: 

Battle Creek @ Kokomo (6:35pm)

Wausau @ Lakeshore (6:35pm)

Duluth @ Rochester (6:35pm)

Fond du Lac @ Green Bay (6:35pm)

La Crosse @ Waterloo (6:35pm)

Kalamazoo @ Kenosha (6:35pm)

Bismarck @ Eau Claire (6:35pm)

Wisconsin @ Madison (6:35pm)

Mankato @ Willmar (7:05pm)

Rockford @ Traverse City (7:05pm)