Loggers Losers to Kingfish
After a rain delay that lasted about an hour and a half the La Crosse Loggers fell to the Kenosha Kingfish 13-9. It was a game that had three frames where five runs or more were scored and a game where the Loggers gained the lead but gave it up to the Kingfish in the top of the eighth inning.
La Crosse led 1-0 in the top of the second inning until Kenosha scored six runs in the top of the second and forced Loggers starter, Adam Cline (Columbia), out of the game. La Crosse stormed right back in the bottom of the second inning and scored five runs of their own to tie the game. Third basemen Brody Weiss (UC-Santa Barbara) would single and Nash Knight (Dallas Baptist) would score on the play on one of Kenosha's five errors. Catcher Jerrod Bravo (Sacramento City CC) and Weiss, scored on a single by center fielder Jack Meggs (Washington). Luke Persico (UCLA) would then double to score Meggs, and Kevin Zak (Grand Valley State).
The Loggers would take the lead in the third when Zak would hit an RBI single to score Weiss. Persico would lead off the fourth inning with a solo home run, and Ryan Kirby (San Diego) would score on a Knight double.
The Loggers needed a long outing from Cline because of a taxed bullpen, but unfortunately didn't get one. Spencer Henderson (UC-Davis) bridged the gap between Cline and Jacob Dorris (Texas A&M-Corpus Christi). Dorris' job was to finish the game out for the Lumbermen. After three scoreless innings, Dorris allowed seven runs in the final two to take the loss for La Crosse.
It was a tough night for La Crosse pitching as they allowed twenty hits to Kenosha in the loss.
The Loggers and Kingfish will finish their two-game series Sunday evening from Copeland Park. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05.