NWL: Madison clings to first place; Eau Claire wins twice over weekend

posted by Jimmie Kaska - 

Despite losing games on Friday and Saturday, the Madison Mallards are still in first place, while the Eau Claire Express picked up a couple of wins as the Northwoods League season heads into a day off on Monday.

**There are no games Monday in the Northwoods League**

FRIDAY

Lakeshore 3, Fond du Lac 2

Eau Claire 4, St. Cloud 3

Kenosha 3, Rockford 0

Green Bay 6, Madison 4

SATURDAY

Wisconsin Rapids 4, Kenosha 3

Kalamazoo 5, Lakeshore 1

Duluth 10, Eau Claire 5

Battle Creek 11, Madison 8

SUNDAY

Madison 9, Battle Creek 1

The Madison Mallards (15-5) used a 4-home run, 16-hit offensive onslaught to gain a split on the road against the Battle Creek Bombers (7-12).  Strong Mallards pitching led by five scoreless innings from starter Dalton Wiggins (Marietta) held the Bombers to one run and four hits.

Eau Claire 6, Duluth 4

The Eau Claire Express (6-14) got back in the win column on Sunday afternoon after defeating the Duluth Huskies (14-6) in the series finale.

Kalamazoo 12, Lakeshore 8

While there was a spark of life for the Chinooks offense after a recent rough stretch of play, the Kalamazoo Growlers plated a season high 12 runs, earning the two game sweep over Lakeshore.

Wisconsin Rapids 9, Kenosha 1

Continuing the road trip Sunday, the Kenosha Kingfish (7-12) closed a series with the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (11-8) taking a 9-1 loss in the process. Kaleb Schmidt (Drury) started on the mound and went 4.1 innings before being relieved. Schmidt struck out four and allowed six runs on only five hits.

Full recap of yesterday's action:

Here's a preview of upcoming games around the Northwoods League:

Tuesday: Rockford (12-8) at Madison (15-5) - 7:05 p.m.

Standings: 1st in South Division (1 GA)

At 7:05 pm Tuesday night, Madison will host the Rockford Rivets at Warner Park. 

Full Recap/Preview Here

Tuesday: Wisconsin Rapids (11-8) at Lakeshore (8-12) - 6:35 p.m.

Standings: 7 GB in South Division

The Chinooks will have the day off on Monday before facing Wisconsin Rapids at Kapco Park on Tuesday evening. Kevin Tibor will get the start for the Chinooks, with the first pitch coming at 6:35 PM.

Full Recap/Preview Here

Tuesday: Kenosha (7-12) at Battle Creek (7-12) - 6:05 p.m.

Standings: 7.5 GB in South Division

After the day off, the Kingfish will finish off their road trip in Michigan taking on Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. The Kingfish start with Battle Creek Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

Full Recap/Preview Here

Tuesday: Waterloo (7-12) at Eau Claire (6-14) - 6:35 p.m.

Standings: 8 GB in North Division

Eau Claire has the day off June 18th before continuing the homestand on Tuesday at 6:35 pm.

Full Recap/Preview Here

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