The Northwoods League featured a 10 game slate with many rallied wins to end the night. The St. Cloud Rox lead their division with 6 wins and 2 losses – along with Rochester (7-2), Green Bay (6-3), Wausau Woodchucks (6-3), and Traverse City (7-2). Teams like Rockford, Green Bay, and Traverse City are finding their way to stay in the win column this week with outstanding pitching performances and rallying offenses to secure those tight ball games. Tuesday evening’s slate ended with an extra inning battle between the Rochester Honkers and Waterloo Bucks.
Duluth 3, Thunder Bay 6
The Thunder Bay Border Cats score six runs on five hits to defeat the Duluth Huskies in game one out of three this evening. The Border Cats now have their third win on the season.
Dalton Mullins (Angelina College) went 1-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored. Tyler Kehoe (University of South Alabama) went 1-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored. Five players in the Borders Cats lineup had a hit on the night. Jack Pineau (Creighton) got the start for the Rivets throwing 4.1 innings – giving up 5 hits, 2 runs, 4 walks, and had 2 strikeouts.
Rockford 4, Battle Creek 3
The Rockford Rivets take the first game of the series against Battle Creek after defeating them 4-3. Battle Creek threatened with bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh but could not drive score any across.
Matthew Mebane (South Georgia St) went 2-for-3 with two walks and two RBI. Braden Duhon (McNeese St) went 2-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored. Ty Hutto (Alabama – Birmingham) got the start and win for the Rivets after throwing 6 innings – allowing 1 hit, 1 run, 2 walks, and had six strikeouts.
Wausau 0, Wisconsin 3
The Wisconsin Rapid Rafters defeat the Wausau Woodchucks 3-0 to take the first game of the series. They scored three runs on eights hit and earned a shutout win on the night.
Shane Taylor (Utah Tech) went 1-for-4 with a homerun, three RBI, and one run scored. Chris Conniff (Wagner College) went 3-for-4, leading the team in hits this evening. Frankie Gulko (Salem) got the start for the Rafters this evening. He threw 3 innings only allowing 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, and four strikeouts. Drake Frize (San Diego) came in relief throwing 3 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, and four strikeouts.
Lakeshore 7, Kokomo 6
The Lakeshore Chinooks won the first game of the series against the Kokomo Jackrabbits after an intense matchup this evening. The Chinooks rallied back to defeat the Jackrabbits 7-6, scoring seven runs on eight hits and only had one error in the field.
Drew Townsend (Missouri St) went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored. Taeg Gollert (Missouri St) had a triple and RBI in tonight’s matchup. Colin Dailey (St. Thomas) got the start for the Chinooks – throwing 2.2 innings and allowed o hits, 4 runs, 3 walks, and three strikeouts. Their staff combined for three hits and eight strikeouts.
Kalamazoo 2, Traverse City 3
In an intense match, the Traverse City Pit Spitters keep their win streak after defeating the Kalamazoo Growlers 3-2 this evening. They are now 7-2 on the season, leading the Great Lakes East division with the Growlers in second.
Parker Brosius (Georgia Tech) went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Brendan Guciardo (Grand Valley St) went 1-for-3 with one RBI and Glenn Miller (Eastern Michigan) drove one run across as well. Josh Lanham (Lenoir-Rhyne) got the start – throwing 5 innings and allowed 5 hits, 2 runs, 3 walks and four strikeouts. Nate Blain (Madonna) came in relief closing the last 4 innings – giving up 1 hit, 0 runs, and 0 walks.
Rochester 9, Waterloo 6
The Rochester Honkers rally back to defeat the Waterloo Bucks 9-6 in ten innings this evening. They scored nine runs on fourteen hits this evening and are now at a record of 7-2.
Paul Schoenfeld (Colorado Mesa) went 3-for-6 with three RBI and one run. Petey Craska (Georgia Tech) went 3-for-5 with a double, one RBI, and one run. Jakob Guardado (Pasadena City) went 2-for-5 with a double, three RBI, and a walk. Max Meyer (Frontier College) got the start throwing 2 innings with 1 hit, 2 runs, 4 walks, and four strikeouts. The entire pitching staff combined for 12 strikeouts and 5 hits.
Bismarck 11, Mankato 2
The Bismarck Larks spark their offense this evening after scoring eleven runs on eleven hits against the Mankato MoonDogs. The Larks now earned their fifth win of the season and are at a 5-4 start.
Benjamin Rosengard (Rice) led the Larks offense this evening after going 4-for-5 with a home run, four RBI, and two runs scored. Jackson Beaman (Missouri) leads the league with five home runs in just nine games played this far. He went 1-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored. Sam Bieser (Illinois – Springfield) went 3-for-5 with a double, one RBI, and two runs scored. Alec Danen (Viterbo University) got the start – throwing for 6 innings and only allowed 2 hits, 1 run, 3 walks, and had six strikeouts on the mound this evening.
Madison 7, Kenosha 8
The Kenosha Kingfish rally in the ninth scoring the go ahead run to defeat the Madison Mallards. The Mallards were able to make a comeback to tie the game, but could not hold Kenosha’s offense long afterwards. The Kingfish are now 4-5 on the season.
Tucker Zdunich (Reinhardt) went 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI and one run scored. Isaac Williams (New Orleans) went 3-for-5 with one run scored. Brandon Nigh (Oakland) went 2-for-5 with two runs scored. Jake Stipp (Eckerd College) got the start, throwing 5 innings and allowing 1 hits, 2 runs, 1 walk, and had five strikeouts. Kenosha’s staff combined for 6 hits, 7 runs, 4 walks, and eleven strikeouts.
Fond du Lac 0, Green Bay Rockers 4
The Green Bay Rockers are able to hold on to their win streak after defeating the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 4-0 this evening. The Rockers are tied for first in the Great Lakes West with a 6-3 record.
Mateo Matthews (Wagner College) went 3-for-4 with two RBI. Carlos Hernandez (Anderson) went 1-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored. Jojo Jackson (Georgia St) and Nainoa Cardinez (Hawaii) each had one RBI on the night. Brett Sanchez (Belhaven) got win for the Rockers after throwing 7 innings – throwing 2 hits, 0 runs, 2 walks, and 10 strikeouts.
St. Cloud 1, Wilmar 11
The St. Cloud Rox’s offense had an explosive outing this evening after they scored eleven runs on twelve hits against the Willmar Stingers. The Rox broke the Stingers five game win streak and are now 6-2.
Ripken Reese (Kent St) went 2-for-4 with two doubles, one RBI, and one run scored. Jackson Hauge (Minnesota St – Mankato) went 4-for-5 with three RBI and four runs scored, leading the team in hits and tying for RBI this evening. Brady Prewitt (Colorado St – Pueblo) went 2-for-4 with three RBI and one run scored. Piercen McElyea (Tarleton St) started the game throwing 6 innings – allowing 1 hit, 0 runs, 3 walks, and six strikeouts.
Wednesday (6/7) Schedule
Kalamazoo vs Traverse City (11:05 AM)
Duluth vs Thunder Bay (6:35 PM)
Rockford vs Battle Creek (6:35 PM)
Wausau vs Wisconsin (6:05 PM)
Kenosha vs Madison (6:05 PM)
Lakeshore vs Kokomo (7:05 PM)
Waterloo vs Rochester (6:35 PM)
Bismarck vs Mankato (6:35 PM)
Green Bay vs Fond du Lac (6:35 PM)
St. Cloud vs Willmar (7:05 PM)