In a split series between the Kalamazoo Growlers and Traverse City Pit Spitters, the Growlers emerged victorious with an impressive 8-2 win. Pitcher of the Night, Mason Meeks, delivered an excellent start, pitching 8.1 innings with four hits, two runs, and nine strikeouts. The Wisconsin Rapid Rafters secured a 3-2 victory against the Wausau Woodchucks, clinching a 2-0 series win for the week. With the win, the Rafters improved to a 5-5 record for the season. In a high-scoring affair, the Madison Mallards overwhelmed the Kenosha Kingfish with an impressive 18-4 victory. Ryan Sprock from Elon University had a stellar night at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a double, two walks, five RBI, and three runs scored. The Mallards showcased their dominance with a clean defensive performance, recording zero errors.
Kalamazoo 8, Traverse City 2
The Kalamazoo Growlers split their series against the Traverse City Pit Spitters in a 8-2 ball game this afternoon. The Growlers are now 6-4 on the season.
Xavier Delgado went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored, leading the team in RBI this afternoon. Joey Winter went 3-for-5 with one RBI. Mason Meeks (Drury) got the start throwing 8.1 innings – allowing 4 hits, 2 runs, 0 walks, and nine strikeouts. Holland Towes (Southern Mississippi) came in relief throwing 0.2 innings – allowing 0 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, and one strikeout.
Duluth 3, Thunder Bay 1
Duluth split the series after losing game one to the Thunder Bay Tuesday evening. The Huskies scored three runs on five hits. The Duluth Huskies are now 4-4 on the season.
Michael Halquist went 2-for-4 with a double and one run. Joshua Duarte and Brandon Compton each had an RBI on the night. Jacob Merithew got the win after throwing 4 innings – allowing 2 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, and three strikeouts.
Rockford 6, Battle Creek 12
The offense comes alive for Battle Creek as they defeat the Rockford Rivets 12-6, splitting the series 1-1 to end the night. The Battle Jacks find their way to the win column after a solid outing this evening.
Brock Daniels (Missouri) went 3-for-5 with two RBI and one run scored. JT Sokolove (Illinois St) went 4-for-4 with two RBI and one run. Four players in Battle Creeks lineup scored two runs on of their own. Gavin Beauter (Kellogg Community College) got the win after throwing 6 innings with 9 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, and five strikeouts. The staff combined for seven strikeouts on the evening.
Wausau 2, Wisconsin 3
The Wisconsin Rapid Rafters score three runs against to defeat the Wausau Woodchucks this evening, win the series 2-0 this week. The Rafters stay in the win column and are now 5-5 on the season.
Chris Coniff (Wagner) led the Rafters offense this evening after going 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored. Alex Duffy (Elon) went 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run. Brett Porthan (Utah Tech) got the start – throwing 2.2 innings and allowed 3 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, and three strikeouts. The pitching staff for the Rafter combined for three hits and seven strikeouts.
Kenosha 4, Madison 18
The Madison Mallards scored eighteen runs on fourteen hits to defeat the Kenosha Kingfish Wednesday evening. The Mallards stayed hot after getting the early lead and had zero errors on the field. They are now 5-5 on the season.
Ryan Sprock (Elon) led the offense this evening going 4-for-4 with a double, two walks, five RBI, and three runs scored. Korbyn Dickerson (Louisville) went 3-for-5 with three RBI and one run. Jake Goolsby (Charlotte) had a double and four RBI to contribute to their fourteen run lead against Kenosha. Bryce Leedle (St. Thomas) started for the Mallards and threw four innings – allowing 1 hit, 0 runs, 3 walks, and three strikeouts. Cameron Clines (State College of Florida Manatee – Sarasota) came in relief throwing two innings with 2 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, and struck out four tonight.
Lakeshore 1, Kokomo 4
The Kokomo Jackrabbits respond back after dropping game one against the Lakeshore Chinooks. They scored four runs on four hits and zero errors to defeat the Chinooks 4-1. Kokomo is 5-5 on the season.
Filip Sarota went 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run. Dane Armson got the start and win for the Jackrabbits after throwing four innings – allowing only 2 hits, 1 run, 5 walks, and struck out five. The pitching staff for the Jackrabbits combined for seven hits and seven strikeouts on the mound.
Waterloo 4, Rochester 5
Rochester tacked on their eighth win of the season after sweeping their series against the Waterloo Bucks. The Honkers scored eleven runs on five hits and one error in the field to defeat the Bucks and are now 8-2, leading the Great Plains East. They are on a four game win streak.
Jakob Guardado (Pasadena City College) and Kimo Fukofuka (San Jose St) each went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run tonight. Nico Regino (Charleston Southern) went 2-for-4 with a double and one RBI while Jared Davis (Arizona Western College) went 1-for-3 with a double and one RBI as well. Matthew Brock (San Joaquin Delta College) threw 5.1 innings after getting the start for Rochester and allowed 8 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, and eight strikeouts. The pitching staff combined for thirteen strikeouts.
Bismarck 5, Mankato 11
The Mankato MoonDogs split the series 1-1 against the Bismarck Larks this evening after scoring eleven runs on eleven hits. Mankato is 5-5 on the season.
Mikey Gottschalk (Minnesota St – Mankato) went 1-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored. Brendan Hord went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Kip Fougerousse (Evansville) went 2-for-4 with a home run, one RBI, and three runs scored. Kolby Kiser (Southwest Minnesota St) got the start throwing 4.2 innings with 5 hits, 2 runs, 2 walks, and three strikeouts. Mitchel Casperson (Gustavus Adolphus College) came in relief throwing 3.1 innings with 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, and three strikeouts.
Green Bay 4, Fond du Lac 5
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders split the series after defeating the Green Bay Rockers in a tight matchup this evening. The Dock Spiders tallied ten hits and zero errors on the night.
Travis Strickler (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) went 3-for-4 with two RBI and one run. Brady Katterhagen (Wisconsin – Platteville) went 2-for-4 with one run. Connor Cooney (College of the Holy Cross) came in to pinch hit later in the game and had a double and one run scored. Logan Eisenbarth (Wisconsin – Whitewater) got the start throwing 7.2 innings with 4 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, and four strikeouts.
St. Cloud 6, Willmar 8
The Willmar Stingers defeated the St. Cloud Rox 8-6 after dropping game one of the series Tuesday evening. The Stingers are now 6-2 on the season.
Kevin Fitzer (California St – Northridge) went 2-for-4 with a double, walk, and two RBI. Jonathan Lane (North Alabama) went 1-for-2 with a walk and two runs scored. Kasten Furr (New Orleans) led the offense in RBI, tacking on three this evening. Nate Zyzda (Northeast Community College) got the start throwing 3.2 innings with 4 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks, two strikeouts. The Stingers pitching staff combined for five strikeouts tonight. Andrew Baumgart (North Dakota St) came in relief throwing 3 innings and allowed 1 hit, 0 runs, and 2 walks.
Thursday’s (6/8) Schedule:
Duluth vs Thunder Bay (6:35 PM)
Lakeshore vs Kalamazoo (6:35 PM)
Traverse City vs Battle Creek (6:35 PM)
Wausau vs Madison (6:05 PM)
Kenosha vs Kokomo (7:05 PM)
Minnesota vs Minot (6:35 PM)
Eau Claire vs Bismarck (6:35 PM)
Waterloo vs St. Cloud (6:35 PM)
Rochester vs La Crosse (6:35 PM)
Wisconsin vs Green Bay (6:35 PM)
Fond du Lac vs Rockford (6:35 PM)
Mankato vs Willmar (7:05 PM)