Madison, Lakeshore, and Kenosha all won in the South Division, while Eau Claire won its fifth game in a row in the North Division.
Games on July 25:
Kenosha 10, Wisconsin 5
The Kenosha Kingfish pulled away from the Wisconsin Woodchucks and won 10-5 to snap a four-game losing streak.
7-11 Second Half (5.5 GB), 29-24 Overall, 0.5 GB South Division Wild Card
Lakeshore 6, Kalamazoo 1
The Lakeshore Chinooks struck in the first three innings and defeated the Kalamazoo Growlers 6-1. The Chinooks scored twice in the opening from sac flyouts that sent home Matthew Mika (Central Florida) and Joe Duncan (Eastern Illinois). Lakeshore got another in the second from an RBI single by Connor Kimple (Oklahoma State) and then two more in the next inning from a single and double. Aaron Winkler (Richmond) threw seven and only gave up one unearned run on three hits and one walk while striking out three. Luke Sommerfeld (Saint Louis) threw the final two for the Chinooks to end the game.
11-7 Second Half (1.5 GB), 29-24 Overall, 0.5 GB South Division Wild Card
Madison 11, Fond du Lac 5
The Madison Mallards put up big numbers in the first four innings as they went on to defeat the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders 11-5. Madison put up three right away as Thomas Smart (Oakton) singled in two and Andrew Baker (Florida) drove in one from a double. Madison then broke it open with four in the fourth which featured a single by Doran Turchin (Illinois) that scored two on errors and back-to-back walks with the bases loaded.
10-7 Second Half (2 GB), 29-23 Overall, 0.5 Games Ahead for the South Division Wild Card
Eau Claire 4, Mankato 1
The Eau Claire Express used two early runs to go on and defeat the Mankato MoonDogs 4-1. Eau Claire right away in the opening inning when Zach Gilles (Central Michigan) and Zach Ashford (Fresno State) came home on RBI ground outs. Ashford then delivered one home for Eau Claire in the fifth with a single. Lane Ramsey (Oklahoma) threw a strong seven innings for the Express and only allowed the one run on five hits to get the win. Eau Claire has now won five in a row.
11-7 Second Half (2 GB), 25-28 Overall, 5 GB Wild Card
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Schedule for July 26:
Madison @ Rockford (11 AM) (Game 1)
Fond du Lac @ Green Bay (11:05 AM) (Game 1)
Waterloo @ Bismarck (11:05 AM) (Game 1)
Battle Creek @ Kalamazoo (11:05 AM) (Game 1)
Thunder Bay @ Duluth (12:05 PM) (Game 1)
Wisconsin @ Wisconsin Rapids (12:05 PM) (Game 1)
La Crosse @ Rochester (12:05 PM) (Game 1)
Lakeshore @ Kenosha (12:05 PM) (Game 1)
Willmar @ Eau Claire (1:05 PM) (Game 1)
Thunder Bay @ Duluth (6:35 PM) (Game 2)
Green Bay @ Fond du Lac (6:35 PM) (Game 2)
Wisconsin Rapids @ Wisconsin (6:35 PM) (Game 2)
Kenosha @ Lakeshore (6:35 PM) (Game 2)
Rockford @ Madison (7:05 PM) (Game 2)
Rochester @ La Crosse (7:05 PM) (Game 2)
Waterloo @ Bismarck (7:05 PM) (Game 2)
Willmar @ Eau Claire (7:05 PM) (Game 2)
Kalamazoo @ Battle Creek (7:05 PM) (Game 2)