Thursday evening featured an eleven game slate after the day off and a few teams remain in the win column as we head into the weekend. The Willmar Stingers are now on an eight game win streak after their defeat against Bismarck Thursday night. Green Bay and Kokomo went head to head with Green Bay coming out with a walkoff win in the bottom of the tenth inning, winning the game 4-3.
Battle Creek 0, Traverse City 3
The Pit Spitters shutout the Battle Creek Battle Jacks in game one of the series Thursday evening. Traverse City leads the Great Lakes East division with a 13-4 (.765) record.
Jack Crighton (Clemson) went 2-for-4 with one run. Andrew Mannelly went 1-for-3 with a walk and one run scored. Dylan Carey (Nebraska), Glenn Miller (Eastern Michigan), and Brendan Summerhill (Arizona) each drove in one run one the night. Jayden Dentler (Northwood) got the start throwing 4 innings – allowing zero hits, zero runs, one walk, and one strikeout. Nate Blain (Madonna) came in relief throwing 4 innings with four hits, zero runs, one walk, and struck out five.
Kalamazoo 5, Wisconsin 1
The Kalamazoo Growlers find their way back with a win after defeating the Rapid Rafters 5-1 this evening. The Growlers now have an even 8-8 (.500) record.
Will Furniss (Mississippi) led the team tonight going 2-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI, and two runs scored. Gabe Springer (Stanford) was 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, and one run. Mason Meeks (Drury) earned the win after throwing 8 innings – allowing eight hits, one run, zero walks, and struck out eight.
Rockford 1, Wausau 12
The Wausau Woodchucks offense came alive this evening after scoring up to twelve runs towards the bottom of the eighth in the billion. The Woodchucks are tied for first in the Great Lakes West division.
Dalton Pearson (Georgia St) and Brent Widder (Evansville) both had three RBI on the night. Widder was 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs scored. Jack Schroeder (Illinois) went 2-for-4 with three RBI and one run scored. Travis Lutz (Bradley) earned the win for the Woodchucks after throwing 3 innings – allowing three hits, one run, zero walks, and four strikeouts.
Kokomo 3, Green Bay 4
The Green Bay Rockers take game one after an intense ten innings matchup against the Kokomo Jackrabbits. The Rockers walked it off in the bottom of the tenth to end the game 4-3.
Jojo Jackson (Georgia St) went 1-for-3 with one run scored and one RBI. Mateo Matthews, Cuyler Zukowski (Creighton) and Carlos Hernandez (Anderson) each had one RBI as well on the night. Cole Peschl (Charleston) got the start for the Rockers throwing 4.2 innings – allowing three hits, two runs, two walks, and three strikeouts.
Kenosha 4, Fond du Lac 10
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders now win their second game in a row after defeating the Kenosha Kingfish. The Spiders are now 5-12 (.294) on the season.
Jared Heinzen (Wisconsin – Parkside) went 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored. Lorenzo Rios (Presbyterian College) went 2-for-3 with two walks, one RBI, and two runs scored. Max Huseboe (Wisconsin – Whitewater) earned the win throwing 7 innings – allowing nine hits, four runs, two walks, and struck out three.
Madison 1, Lakeshore 2
The Lakeshore Chinooks come out with a close defeat against the Madison Mallards. The Chinooks are looking to find their way back in the win column this weekend.
Joseph Spencer (Notre Dame) went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI, scoring the games only two runs this evening. Jason Schaaf (Missouri St) got the start throwing 4 innings – with one run, zero walks, and four strikeouts. The staff combined for eight hits and twelve strikeouts.
Duluth 4, Eau Claire 5
The Eau Claire Express defeated the Duluth Huskies Thursday evening after scoring five runs on eleven hits. The Express see their way through the win column winning two in a row and are now 8-7 on the season.
Dylan O’Connell (St. Thomas) went 1-for-3 with two RBI and one run scored. Rayth Petersen (Illinois – Chicago), Cole Conn (Illinois – Chicago), and Nate Witte (Wisconsin – Eau Claire) each drove in one run on the evening. Bronson Rivera (Hawaii) went 2-for-4 with one walk and one run scored. Jake Matthaidess (Oakland) earned the win after throwing 6 innings – allowing only three hits, one run, two walks, and struck out five.
St. Cloud 4, La Crosse 1
St. Cloud defeated La Crosse 4-1 to win their eighth straight game so far. The Rox are in second place for the Great Plains West division with a 12-5 record.
Matt Goetzmann (Nebraska – Omaha) went 2-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored. Ike Mezzenga went 1-for-3 with one RBI and one run. John Nett (St. Cloud St) had two RBI and a double on the night. Piercen McElyea (Tarleton St) earned the win after throwing 6 scoreless innings with zero hits, walks, and struck out seven on the evening.
Minot 1, Mankato 4
The Mankato MoonDogs defeated the Minot Hot Tots 4-1 this evening. The Mankato MoonDogs scored four runs on seven hits and had two errors on defense.
Joe Hauser (Minnesota) went 1-for-1 with three RBI and one run scored. Kip Fougerousse (Evansville) went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Kolby Kiser (Southwest Minnesota St) got the start throwing 6 innings – allowing seven hits, zero runs, three walks, and nine strikeouts.
Waterloo 4, Rochester 2
The Waterloo Bucks get their first win of the season against the Honkers after defeating them in a 4-2 matchup. The Bucks had a spark in their offense scoring four runs off nine hits and zero errors in the field.
The Bucks scored three runs in the third inning and later tacked on one insurance run in the bottom of the seventh. Johnny Blake (Clarke) got the win after throwing 5.2 innings with four hits, one run, two walks, and eight strikeouts.
Bismarck 2, Willmar 3
The Willmar Stingers defeat the Bismarck Larks 3-2 Thursday evening to take game one of the series. The Stingers lead the Great Plains West division with a 13-2 record on the season. They are one an eight game win streak.
Miyao Stone (Hawaii) went 2-for-3 with one walk and one run. Scott Anderson (Point Loma Nazarene) and Jake Hjelle (Minnesota – Crookston) each had an RBI on the evening. Ray Cebulski (Point Loma Nazarene) got the start for the Stingers throwing 6 innings – allowing three hits, zero runs, one walk, and struck out four. The pitching staff combined for a total of four hits and eight strikeouts.