Published On: June 10th, 2023

The Rochester Honkers are on a six game win streak while Wisconsin stays in the win column winnings five in a row after the conclusion of Friday evening’s matchups. Both teams lead their divisions with win streaks, looking to carry that momentum going into week three of the season after this weekend.

Traverse City 2, Battle Creek 1

Traverse City takes the series 2-0 after defeating the Battle Creek Battle Jacks in a 2-1 contest this evening. The Pit Spitters are now 9-3 as we near the second week of season.

Dylan Carey (Nebraska) and Tyler Minnick (Georgia Tech) scored the games only two runs this evening. Minnick went 1-for-4 with one RBi and Carey went 2-for-4 with one RBI. Devin Hukill (Ashland) went 2-for-3 with twoo doubles and one run scored. Nick Powers (Michigan St) got the win throwing 7 innings – allowing 3 hits, 0 runs,  0 walks, and five strikeouts.

Lakeshore 7, Kalamazoo 8

The Kalamazoo Growlers split the series after rallying back in the eighth and ninth innings to secure the win against the Lakeshore Chinooks. Kalamazoo is 7-5 on the season.

Will Furniss (Mississippi) went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Casen Taggart (Centralia) went 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks, and three runs scored. Joey Winters (Ottawa University – Arizona) and John Kramer (Mississippi) had two RBI on the evening to contribute to the 8-7 win. Tanner Ware (Oakland) got the start for the Growlers after throwing 3.1 innings with 7 hits, 4 runs, 1 ball, and five strikeouts. The Growlers pitching staff combined for seven hits and eleven strikeouts on the mound tonight.

Kenosha 0, Kokomo 5

The Kokomo Jackrabbits split the series against the Kenosha Kingfish after defeating them with a shutout 5-0 win this evening. The Jackrabbits are now 6-6 after Friday evening.

Roman Kuntz (Morehead St) led the Jackrabbits with three RBI this evening, going 2-for-5 with one run scored. Jackson Horn (Northeast Community) went 2-for-3 on the night. Joey Cicini (Regis) went 3-for-4 with a double and one run scored. Karson Hesser (Northern St) and Tyler Cate (Sioux Falls) each drove in one RBI. Kobe Essien (Quincy) got the win after throwing 7 innings – allowing 2 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, and three strikeouts.

La Crosse 5, Rochester 7

The Rochester Honkers defeat the La Crosse Loggers 7-5 to sweep the series Friday evening. They earned their tenth win and are 10-2, leading the Great Plains East division.

Alec Gomez (Orange Coast College) went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored. Nico Regino (Charleston Southern) went 2-for-4 with one RBI. Tyler White (Long Beach St) went 1-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Honkers. Daniel Zang (Dakota County Community College) gets his third win of the season after starting for the Honkers. He threw 5.1 innings with 3 hits, 3 runs, 3 walks, and zero strikeouts.

Willmar 9, Mankato 2

The Willmar Stingers take the series against the Mankato MoonDogs after defeating them 9-2 Friday evening. The Stingers offense came out swinging scoring nine runs on sixteen hits and zero errors on defense. Willmar is 8-2 on the season.

Stone Miyao (Hawaii) went 2-for-3 with two walks and one run scored. Jake Hjelle (Minnesota – Crookston) went 4-for-5 with a double, home run, and three RBI to lead the Stingers offense tonight. Luke Williams (Alabama) had a triple and four RBI at the plate. Clay Beaumont (Northeast Community College) got the start throwing 4 innings, 5 hits, 2 walks, 1 walk, and two strikeouts. The Stingers pitching staff combined for nine hits and seven strikeouts.

Madison 2, Wausau 5

The Wausau Woodchucks stay in the win column after their series sweep against the Madison Mallards. The Woodchucks scored five runs on eleven hits with two errors on defense in Friday night’s matchup.

Michael Adair (Dayton) went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI, and two runs scored. Brent Widder (Evansville) went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored. Dalton Pearson (Georgia St) went 2-for-4 with one RBI. Travis Lutz (Bradley) got the start for the Woodchucks throwing 4 innings – allowing six hits, two runs, one walk, and three strikeouts. Christian Clack (Alabama -Birmingham) came in relief throwing 3.2 innings with one hit, zero, runs, zero walks, and five strikeouts.

Fond du Lac 1, Rockford 3

The Rockford Rivets win the two game series this week after defeating the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders in a 3-1 matchup.

Matthew Mebane (South Georgia St College) went 1-for-3 with a double, one walk, and one run scored. Aaron Harper (Northern Illinois) went 2-for-4 with one run. Calvin Schapira (Purdue) got the start throwing 3 innings – allowing 2 hits, 1 run, 1 ball, and four strikeouts. The Rivets pitching staff combined for four hits and thirteen strikeouts. Jacob Davis came in relief and three four of those thirteen strikeouts this evening.

Green Bay 3, Wisconsin 5

The Green Bay Rockers fall to Wisconsin after losing game two 5-3 Friday night. The Wisconsin Rapid Rafters swept the Rockers, scoring five runs on ten hits. Wisconsin is placed in second in the Great Lakes West with a 7-5 record.

Jack Gurevitch (San Diego) went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, two RBI, and two runs scored. Ty Johnson (McClennan Community) went 2-for-4 with a double, one RBI, and one run. Calen Graham (North Central Texas) got the start throwing 3 innings with two hits, zero runs, one walk, and five strikeouts. Mikiah Negrete (San Diego) came in relief for three innings – only allowing three hits, zero runs, and struck out four.

Duluth 13, Thunder Bay 11

The Duluth Huskies split their four game series against Thunder Bay 2-2 after defeating them in a 13-11 matchup to even the series. The Huskies are now 5-5 (.500) on the season and see themselves back in the win column.

Michael Halquist (Minnesota – Crookston) went 3-for-5 with a double, home run, four RBI, and two runs scored. Calyn Halvorson (Utah Valley) went 2-for-5 with two doubles, four RBI, and two runs scored. Preston Tenney (Nebraska – Omaha) got the start throwing 3.2 innings with ten hits, eight runs, two walks, and four strikeouts. Taiga Yamane (Troy) came in relief for the Duluth Huskies throwing 3.2 innings and only allowing four hits, three runs, three walks, and seven strikeouts. The pitching staff combined for fifteen strikeouts tonight.

Waterloo 5, St. Cloud 6

The St. Cloud Rox defeat the Waterloo Bucks 6-5 to take the series Friday evening. St. Cloud is now 9-3 on the season.

John Nett (St. Cloud St) went 4-for-4 with two walks and three runs scored. Ethan Navratil (St. Cloud St) went 3-for-6 with two RBI. Jackson Hauge (Minnesota St- Mankato) went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI. Hunter Day (Tarleton St) got the start for the Rox throwing 5 innings – allowing five hits, two runs, one walks, and two strikeouts. St. Cloud’s pitching staff combined for eight hits, six walks, and seven strikeouts.

Eau Claire 3, Bismarck 9

The Eau Claire Express split the series against the Bismarck Larks after defeating them 9-3. They scored nine runs on five hits.

Rayth Petersen (Illinois – Chicago) went 2-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and one run. Ryan Nagelbach (Illinois – Chicago) went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run. Dallan Quigley (North Dakota St) had a double and three RBI on the evening, leading the Express. Cal Higgins (Western Kentucky) got the start throwing 3 innings – allowing 3 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, and seven strikeouts.

Minnesota 10, Minot 4

The Minnesota Mud Puppies earn their first sweep of the season after defeating the Minot Hot Tots 10-4 Friday night. The Mud Puppies scored ten runs on twelve hits and one error in the field.

Jacob Mrosko (St. Thomas) got the start throwing 5.1 innings with seven hits, four runs, two walks, and seven strikeouts. Minnesota’s staff combined for twelve strikeouts tonight. Isaac Nett (Southwest Minnesota St) went 2-for-5 with two runs. Carter Hanson (Massachusetts) went 3-for-5 with two walks, two RBI, and two runs. Luke Luskey (South Dakota St) went 3-for-3 with two home runs, two walks, two RBI, and two runs scored.

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