NWL: Madison remains in first place after Wednesday's doubleheader

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Madison split a doubleheader with Rockford, but remains two games up in first place in the South Division with six games left in the season's first half. Kenosha ran their winning streak to three games as well.

Madison 14, Rockford 12 (Game 1) and Rockford 5, Madison 4 (Game 2)

The series split featured late-inning rallies by the home team in each game. Madison is still two games in front in first place of the South Division, as Kalamazoo also split on Wednesday.

Kenosha 3, Lakeshore 1 (Game 2) - Game 1 postponed until Tuesday, July 3

The Kenosha Kingfish held the Lakeshore Chinooks to just five hits and one run in a 3-1 victory. Kenosha has won three in a row, tied for the longest winning streak in the South Division.

St. Cloud 13, Eau Claire 1 (Game 1) and Eau Claire 7, St. Cloud 3 (Game 2)

Eau Claire split with St. Cloud. The Express are 7-3 in their last 10 games, setting up for a second-half run in the North Division.

Full recap of yesterday's action:

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

Wisconsin (8-21) at Madison (23-7) - 7:05 p.m.

Standings: 1st in South Division (2 GA)

The Mallards return home to Warner Park Thursday night for one game against the Wisconsin Woodchucks.  First pitch is set for 7:05 pm.

Full Recap/Preview Here

Lakeshore (11-17) at Wisconsin Rapids (14-15) - 7:05 p.m.

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

The Chinooks begin a two-game series against the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters on the road Thursday. Kevin Tibor will make the start for Lakeshore, with first pitch set for 7:05 p.m. Tibor is 2-2 with a 1.33 ERA in four starts this season.

Full Recap/Preview Here

Kenosha (10-17) at Rockford (16-13) - 6:35 p.m.

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

The Kingfish will take their three-game win streak back home Thursday night when they host the Green Bay Bullfrogs (11-19) for the first time this season. T

Full Recap/Preview Here

Willmar (17-13) at Eau Claire (13-17) - 6:35 p.m.

Standings: 7 GB in North Division

Full Recap/Preview Here

Video: Northwoods League (Video posts each morning here)

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