ROCKFORD, Ill. -- The La Crosse Loggers are bringing an undefeated record to their Northwoods League home opener after completing a two-game sweep of the Rockford Rivets on Thursday.
The Loggers (2-0) scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning, and their pitchers held Rockford scoreless over the final four innings in a 6-4 victory in front of 458 people at Rivets Field.
La Crosse plays Fond du Lac in its home opener at 7:05 p.m. Friday.
Second baseman Braylen Wimmer was 3-for-5 in his season debut, and Trey Harris drove in two runs for the Loggers, who trailed 4-3 before the big seventh.
Harris delivered the big blow when his single to center field brought home two runs, and he scored when Graham Pauley drew a walk with the bases loaded. La Crosse took advantage of three walks and a hit batter in the seventh.
The Harris single followed a double by Wimmer and scored Luke Brown and Wimmer.
Pauley, who played third base, was 2-for-3, and left fielder Michael Dixon II was 2-for-4. JT Thompson, who was the designated hitter and drove in the only run of a 1-0 victory on Wednesday, didn't have a hit but recorded a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.
The Loggers used four pitchers, and Cam Robinson picked up the win by tossing 3⅓ innings and allowing two hits while striking out two and not walking a batter. Jared Freilich relieved Robinson and pitched a hitless ninth inning to pick up his first save of the season.
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