Loggers Winners to Start 2nd Half
Wednesday night at the Lumberyard the La Crosse Loggers started the second half on the right foot by blanking the Green Bay Bullfrogs, 7-0. The win was much needed after La Crosse contested for the first half crown until the last day before Lakeshore eventually took the crown.
Starter Ty Provencher (Long Beach State) and reliever Jacob Dorris (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi) combined to pitch a shutout against Green Bay. Provencher continued to dazzle pitching six innings, allowing two hits, no runs, while walking two, and striking out four.
The offense started in the second inning when Ryan Kirby (San Diego) belted a solo home run and his team leading third dinger of the year. In the third, Nash Knight (Dallas Baptist) drove in a run by getting hit by a pitch from Green Bay starter, Zac Butler (Lincoln Memorial), with the bases loaded.
Catcher Austin Rei (Washington) would double home Kevin Zak (Grand Valley State) in the fifth, and later in the inning, Ryne Birk (Texas A&M) would hit a two-run home run to give the Loggers a 5-0 lead.
Finally in the seventh the Loggers would add on the their lead. Kirby would double home Birk, and Jerrod Bravo (Sacramento City CC) would hit an RBI single to score Kirby.
The Loggers will go for the two-game sweep of the Bullfrogs, Thrusday night from Copeland Park. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05.