NWL Weekend Recap: Madison extends winning streak to 4

Madison extended its winning streak to four games, while Kenosha and Eau Claire each won twice over the weekend. Lakeshore bounced back from a sweep at the hands of Madison for a win on Sunday.

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Friday's Games

Madison 5, Lakeshore 2

The Madison Mallards used the middle innings to defeat the Lakeshore Chinooks 5-2. The Mallards pulled ahead as they got two in the fourth which started from an RBI single by Thomas Smart (Oakton). Daily then scored his second run in the fifth and an error brought in another in the sixth. Lakeshore would answer for a run in the bottom half from an RBI single by Jacob Richardson (Southern Arkansas). Reliever Andrew Buckley (California) then pitched the final 2.2 scoreless to earn his second save of the season.

Kenosha 10, Wisconsin 4

The Kenosha Kingfish used the middle innings to score nine to go on to defeat the Wisconsin Woodchucks 10-4.

Rochester 5, Eau Claire 2

The Rochester Honkers scored all their runs in the first two innings as they went on to defeat the Eau Claire Express 5-2.

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Saturday's Games

Madison 6, Lakeshore 2

The Madison Mallards only allowed one inning of scoring to the Lakeshore Chinooks as they won 6-2. The Mallards jumped first in the opening inning when Cole Daily (Notre Dame) scored from a wild pitch and two more followed from an error, pass ball and single. Angel Camacho (Jacksonville) extended their lead to four with a solo shot in the third. Madison then scored two more in the fifth from two RBI singles. Starter Ryan Schmitt (Illinois) threw seven scoreless for the Mallards, only allowed four hit one walk while striking out four to earn his second win.

Wisconsin 3, Kenosha 4

The Kenosha Kingfish hold off a late rally by the Wisconsin Woodchucks to win 4-3. Kenosha got three right away in the bottom half of the opening inning which started from a two-run single by Derek Bangert (Bradley). Kenosha’s eventual game winner came in the bottom half when Bangert delivered again for another run-scoring single. Billy McKay (Florida) shut down the Woodchucks in the ninth for his third save of the season.

Eau Claire 13, Rochester 3

The Eau Claire Express scored early and often to defeat the Rochester Honkers 13-3. 

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Sunday's Games

Madison 9, Wisconsin 2

The Madison Mallards allowed two early runs to the Wisconsin Woodchucks but settled in and won 9-2. Jeffrey Mitchell Jr. (California) gave the Mallards the lead in the fourth from a three-run home run. Madison would score four more in the fifth including a two-run shot from Angel Camacho (Jacksonville). Doran Turchin (Illinois) added to the home runs with a two-run shot in the seventh. Three Madison relievers threw five scoreless as Tiegen Jones (Fresno State) picked up the win from throwing a scoreless fifth.

Lakeshore 15, Green Bay 9

The Lakeshore Chinooks outlasted the Green Bay Bullfrogs in a high scoring game to win 15-9.

Fond du Lac 7, Kenosha 3

The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders scored six in the later innings to defeat the Kenosha Kingfish 7-3. Kenosha would score for the final time in the seventh as the Spiders took the lead for three in the bottom half which included a two-run home run from Brandon Wulff (Stanford). Colton Neel (Memphis) added three more in the eighth from a home run to give the Dock Spiders the eventual final score.

Duluth 4, Eau Claire 3 (Game 1)

This game was suspended earlier this season in the top of the fifth. The Duluth Huskies held off a late rally to defeat the Eau Claire Express 4-3. Zach Ashford (Fresno State) kept the Express alive when he scored from an RBI ground out in the ninth, but the Huskies got the next batter to strike out to end the game.

Eau Claire 3, Duluth 2 (Game 2)

The second game between the Eau Claire Express and Duluth Huskies was only supposed to go seven, but the Express needed 10 to defeat the Huskies 3-2. With one out in the bottom of the tenth, Rudy Rott (Ohio) knocked in Zach Gilles (Central Michigan) for a game winning RBI single.

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Schedule for June 26:

Battle Creek @ Rockford (6:35 PM)

Green Bay @ Lakeshore (6:35 PM)

Eau Claire @ Duluth (6:35 PM)

Madison @ Wisconsin (6:35 PM)

Fond du Lac @ Kenosha (7:05 PM)

Bismarck @ La Crosse (7:05 PM)

Rochester @ St. Cloud (7:05 PM)

Wisconsin Rapids @ Kalamazoo (7:05 PM)

Willmar @ Mankato (7:05 PM)

Waterloo @ Thunder Bay (7:05 PM)

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