Lakeshore scored 17 runs while Madison plated 13 and Eau Claire shut out St. Cloud in Tuesday's Northwoods League action.
Photo: Northwoods League
Lakeshore 17, Wisconsin 9
The Chucks got all their runs in the second inning. The Chinooks began their comeback with a solo shot from Daniel DeSimone (Oklahoma State) in the third. Lakeshore put up four more in the fourth when Jacob Richardson (Southern Arkansas) hit a two-run home run and back-to-back RBI doubles brought in two. Lakeshore then took the lead in the sixth with five that started from an RBI single by Drake Lubin (Eastern Michigan). Rylan Thomas (Central Florida) drove in two more in the seventh from a double. Five more came in the ninth from a two-run double, single and a sac fly that would put the game way out of reach for Wisconsin.
Madison 13, Kalamazoo 5
The Madison Mallards broke the game open in the sixth and defeated the Kalamazoo Growlers 13-5. The Mallards managed seven which started from an RBI double by Doran Turchin (Illinois). Madison got two RBI doubles, an RBI single and one more from an error. That was enough to win the game for Madison as their bullpen used three pitchers to throw the final four scoreless.
Eau Claire 4, St. Cloud 0
The Eau Claire Express got eight shutout innings from starter Aaron Shortridge (California) in a 4-0 victory over the St. Cloud Rox.
Green Bay 8, Kenosha 5
The Green Bay Bullfrogs jumped ahead in the fifth and never looked back as they defeated the Kenosha Kingfish 8-5.
Wisconsin Rapids leads the South Division by 5.5 games. The First Half ends on Tuesday (7 games remaining). Kenosha is 5.5 games back. Madison and Lakeshore cannot win the First Half.
Waterloo leads the North Division by 1.5 games. The First Half ends on Tuesday (7 games remaining). Eau Claire is 6 games back.
First Half and Second Half winners advanced to the playoffs, as well as the top two remaining season-long records (if the champion of the First Half and Second Half is the same in a division, then the top three remaining overall records will advance).
Schedule for June 28:
Mankato @ Waterloo (11:05 AM)
Lakeshore @ Wisconsin (6:35 PM)
St. Cloud @ Eau Claire (6:35 PM)
Wisconsin Rapids @ Fond du Lac (6:35 PM)
La Crosse @ Duluth (6:35 PM)
Rockford @ Battle Creek (7:05 PM)
Kalamazoo @ Madison (7:05 PM)
Thunder Bay @ Rochester (7:05 PM)
Kenosha @ Green bay (7:05 PM)
Bismarck @ Willmar (7:05 PM)