NWL: Madison remains in first place after weekend series with Kalamazoo

posted by Jimmie Kaska - 

Madison kept its hold on first place by splitting with second-place Kalamazoo over the weekend, while Eau Claire swept the weekend in Northwoods League play.

FRIDAY

Madison 10, Wisconsin 6

Eau Claire 4, Mankato 2

Green Bay 5, Lakeshore 1

Kalamazoo 7, Kenosha 6

SATURDAY

Eau Claire 6, Rochester 4

Lakeshore 4, Battle Creek 2

Kalamazoo 10, Madison 5

Fond du Lac 5, Kenosha 4

SUNDAY

Madison 6, Kalamazoo 4

In a seesaw game which went down to the last out in the ninth inning at Kalamazoo, the Madison Mallards (20-6) snapped the eleven-game win streak of the Growlers (19-7).  The Mallards stand alone in first place in the South Division with ten games left in the first half of the season.

Eau Claire 5, Rochester 2

The Eau Claire Express scored four in the final two innings and defeated the Rochester Honkers 5-2. Eau Claire won all three games this weekend and trimmed their deficit in the standings from nine games to seven.

Kenosha 8, Fond du Lac 3

The Kenosha Kingfish (8-17) snapped their drought against the Fond Du Lac Dock Spiders (15-10) in the second game of the homestand by a score of 8-3.

Battle Creek 5, Lakeshore 3

One night after picking up the win over Battle Creek, Lakeshore fell behind early and never recovered, losing 5-3 to the Bombers.

Full recap of yesterday's action:

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

Madison (20-6) at Wisconsin Rapids (13-12) - 7:05 p.m.

Standings: 1st in South Division (1 GA)

Madison will complete its seven-game road swing with two games in Wisconsin Rapids Monday and Tuesday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 pm. The Mallards will return to the Duck Pond on June 27th for a 12:05 pm start against the Rockford Rivets.

Full Recap/Preview Here

Lakeshore (10-16) at Rockford (15-11) - 6:35 p.m.

Standings: 10 GB in South Division - eliminated from first-half title contention

The Chinooks remain on the road Monday as they head to Rockford for the start of a home-and-home against the Rivets. Nate Odahl will get the start for Lakeshore, as he looks to bounce back after a rough start against the Kalamazoo Growlers last weekend. First pitch tomorrow evening will be at 6:35 PM.

Full Recap/Preview Here

Wisconsin (8-18) at Kenosha (8-17) - 7:05 p.m.

Standings: 11.5 GB in South Division - eliminated from first-half title contention

The Fish look to keep up the scoring when they take on the Wisconsin Woodchucks Monday at Historic Simmons Field, first pitch set for 7:05.

Full Recap/Preview Here

Eau Claire (11-15) at Duluth (18-8) - 6:35 p.m.

Standings: 7 GB in North Division

Eau Claire will head to  Duluth for one game on Monday, June 25th. They  return home to Carson Park on Tuesday, June 26th for a 6:35 pm first pitch.

Full Recap/Preview Here

Video: Northwoods League (Video posts each morning here)

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