NWL Recap: Pitchers rule Wednesday; Mallards alone in first place

Madison, Lakeshore, and Eau Claire all got outstanding pitching efforts in picking up wins on Wednesday in the Northwoods League. Madison is now all alone in first place in the South Division.

Lakeshore 4, Green Bay 1

The Lakeshore Chinooks had starter Kevin Tibor (Carthage) take a no-hitter into the eighth inning and defeated the Green Bay Bullfrogs 4-1. The win was Lakeshore’s (5-4) fourth in a row.

Madison 6, Wisconsin 4

The Madison Mallards (6-3) picked up their fourth straight win with a 6-4 victory over the Wisconsin Woodchucks at the Duck Pond on Wednesday evening. The Mallards lineup provided plenty of offense as eight different Mallards batters recorded hits and every player reached base. Holding a two-run lead going into the fifth inning, Madison turned to its bullpen to hold off the Woodchucks and preserve the win. Madison moves to first place in the South Division all alone with the win.

Eau Claire 4. Bismarck 1

The Eau Claire Express used a three-run second to get ahead and defeat the Bismarck Larks 4-1. Justin Slaten (New Mexico) pitched a gem going 8.0 innings, allowing no runs and giving up only one hit. The big righty struck out thirteen Bismarck batters and did not issue a walk. 

Kalamazoo 7, Kenosha 0

The Kalamazoo Growlers used three pitchers and defeated the Kenosha Kingfish 7-0. The seven runs for the Growlers came on nine hits, but also nine walks given up by Kingfish pitchers. 

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

Madison (6-3) at Wisconsin (4-5) - 6:35 p.m.

Standings: 1st in South Division

The Mallards head to Wausau for game two of their set with the Woodchucks. However, they will be back at the Duck Pond for three straight games this weekend. Get ready for plenty of fun at Warner Park as the weekend homestand features two bobblehead giveaways and a post-game fireworks show. For tickets and more information visit mallardsbaseball.com.

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Lakeshore (5-4) at Green Bay (3-6) - 6:35 p.m.

Standings: 1 GB in South Division

The Chinooks continue their two game series against the Bullfrogs on Thursday when they travel to Green Bay for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.

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Kalamazoo (5-4) at Kenosha (4-4) - 6:35 p.m.

Standings: 1.5 GB in South Division

The Kingfish will look for the series split in game two. The game Thursday night at 6:35 at Historic Simmons Field.

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Bismarck (5-4) at Eau Claire (4-5) - 6:35 p.m.

Standings: 2 GB in North Division

The Express host the Larks again Thursday evening at 6:35 pm. 

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Video: Northwoods League (Video posts each morning here)

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