NWL: Madison, Eau Claire earn sweeps over the weekend

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Madison swept Wisconsin while Eau Claire ran its winning streak to three games this past weekend.

NWL Northwoods League recap

Games on July 21 to July 23:

Friday: Kenosha 5, Wisconsin 4

The Kenosha Kingfish held off a late rally from the Wisconsin Woodchucks and won the game 5-4.

Saturday: Wisconsin Rapids 3, Kenosha 0 (Game 1)

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters scored three runs in the ninth to break a scoreless game and defeat the Kenosha Kingfish 3-0.

Saturday: Wisconsin Rapids 12, Kenosha 0 (Game 2)

Wisconsin Rapids poured it on the Kenosha Kingfish all game as they won 12-0.

Sunday: Wisconsin Rapids 2, Kenosha 1

The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters hung onto a one-run lead for three innings as they defeated the Kenosha Kingfish 2-1.

6-10 Second Half (5.5 GB), 28-23 Overall, Tied for final South Division Wild Card with Rockford

Friday: Lakeshore 11, Fond du Lac 2

The Lakeshore Chinooks kept pouring it on the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders all game as they went on to win 11-2. Lakeshore got five in the top of the second, which included a three-run shot by Matthew Mika (Central Florida).

Saturday: Rockford 3, Lakeshore 2

The Rockford Rivets used a two-run fifth inning to defeat the Lakeshore Chinooks 3-2.

Sunday: Rockford 9, Lakeshore 5

The Rockford Rivets scored right away in the opening inning and never looked back as they defeated the Lakeshore Chinooks 9-5. The Rivets’ five-run first was fueled by a grand slam from Zach Rheams (Texas Tech).

9-7 Second Half (2.5 GB), 27-24 Overall, 1 GB South Division Wild Card

Friday: Wisconsin Rapids at Madison

Postponed to: July 28, 5:00 PM

Saturday: Madison 8, Wisconsin 7 (12 Innings)

The Madison Mallards needed 12 innings to defeat the Wisconsin Woodchucks 8-7. Cade Bunnell (Madison College) doubled in the eventual game-winner for the Mallards.

Sunday: Madison 13, Wisconsin 2

The Madison Mallards broke a tie in the bottom of the third and never looked back as they defeated the Wisconsin Woodchucks 13-2. Madison scored a pair from two sac flyouts. Madison put another up in the fourth from a single and an error. The Mallards then broke the game open for eight runs in the fifth. Jeffrey Mitchell Jr. (California) started things with an RBI single and he later scored from a three-run shot by Sam Armstrong (Jacksonville).

9-6 Second Half (2 GB), 28-22 Overall, 0.5 Games Ahead for the South Division Wild Card

Friday: Eau Claire 4, La Crosse 1

The Eau Claire Express got the first seven innings scoreless from Drew Gillespie (New Mexico) as they went on to defeat the La Crosse Loggers 4-1.

Saturday: Eau Claire 9, Bismarck 2

The Eau Claire Express used four insurance runs to pull ahead and defeat the Bismarck Larks 9-2. The Express extended their lead with four in the ninth which would go on to be the final score.

Sunday: Eau Claire 13, Bismarck 4

The Eau Claire Express jumped on the Bismarck Larks right away in the second and never looked back as they won 13-4. The Express got their first run in the second from Robby Campillo (New Mexico) scoring on an error and Daytona Bryden (UW-Whitewater) singling in a run.

9-7 Second Half (2 GB), 24-28 Overall, 6 GB Wild Card

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See the season-long Northwoods League schedule here

Schedule for July 24:

La Crosse @ Duluth (5:05 PM) (Game 1)

Kalamazoo @ Lakeshore (6:35 PM)

Wisconsin Rapids @ Rockford (6:35 PM)

Madison @ Fond du Lac (6:35 PM)

La Crosse @ Duluth (7:00 PM) (Game 2)

Green Bay @ Battle Creek (7:05 PM)

Rochester @ Willmar (7:05 PM)

Eau Claire @ Mankato (7:05 PM)

Waterloo @ Bismarck (7:05 PM)

Wisconsin @ Kenosha (7:05 PM)

Thunder Bay @ St. Cloud (7:05 PM)

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