In the NWL's South Division, the Wild Card standings are upended yet again following Monday night's results, and Eau Claire wins its fourth straight game.
Games on July 24:
Wisconsin 10, Kenosha 1
The Wisconsin Woodchucks went off for 10 runs on 15 hits as they defeated the Kenosha Kingfish 10-1. Kenosha has now lost four in a row.
6-11 Second Half (5.5 GB), 28-24 Overall, 0.5 GB South Division Wild Card
Lakeshore 2, Kalamazoo 1
The Lakeshore Chinooks used their two runs in the middle innings to defeat the Kalamazoo Growlers 2-1. Joe Duncan (Eastern Illinois) put Lakeshore on the board in the third with an RBI single. Duncan then delivered again in the fifth with another RBI single to put the Chinooks up two. Lakeshore got six scoreless from Austin Havekost (Kent State) on only five hits and two walks while striking out five. Joe Heineman (Baylor) and Nick Campe (Olivet Nazarene) then pitched the final 2.2 scoreless to end the game.
10-7 Second Half (1.5 GB), 28-24 Overall, 0.5 GB South Division Wild Card
Fond du Lac 5, Madison 4
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders went ahead in the eighth as they defeated the Madison Mallards 5-4. With one out in the bottom of the eighth, Thomas Luevano (Creighton) singled in a run and Eric Gilgenbach (Notre Dame) scored the eventual game winner for the Dock Spiders on an error.
9-7 Second Half (2 GB), 28-23 Overall, 0.5 Games Ahead for the South Division Wild Card
Eau Claire 2, Mankato 1
The Eau Claire Express came back from an early deficit and edged out a 2-1 victory over the Mankato MoonDogs. Aaron Shortridge (California) got the start for Eau Claire and only gave up the one run as he threw seven, only allowed two hits and two walks while striking out six. The Express managed to tie the game in the fifth when Zach Ashford (Fresno State) drove in a run from a fielder’s choice. Eau Claire then took the lead when Scott Ogrin (Cal Poly) led off the seventh from the long ball. Kenny Ogg (Ohio) then pitched the final two scoreless and earned himself his first save of the season. Eau Claire has won four games in a row.
10-7 Second Half (2 GB), 25-28 Overall, 6 GB Wild Card
Schedule for July 25:
Madison @ Fond du Lac (6:35 PM)
La Crosse @ Duluth (6:35 PM)
Wisconsin Rapids @ Rockford (6:35 PM)
Kalamazoo @ Lakeshore (6:35 PM)
Rochester @ Willmar (7:05 PM)
Eau Claire @ Mankato (7:05 PM)
Wisconsin @ Kenosha (7:05 PM)
Waterloo @ Bismarck (7:05 PM)
Thunder Bay @ St. Cloud (7:05 PM)
Green Bay @ Battle Creek (7:05 PM)