KALAMAZOO, MI – After having its first winning streak of the year, Kalamazoo loses the next game to Green Bay at Homer Stryker Field, 8-0.
Kalamazoo (3-5, 11-30) starting pitcher Keegan Baar (Michigan State) only allowed one run in his first four innings, but ran into trouble in the fifth which would eventually drive him out of the game.
With a runner on third and first, Brian Celsi (Cal) who went 3-4 on the day, hit a single driving in a run to make the game 2-0.
The next Kalamazoo reliever, Josh Alberius (Arkansas) didn’t help the Growlers’ cause in the seventh. A double to Mason George (McLennan Community College), and a few defensive miscues, allowed George to circle the bases for a three RBI little league homerun.
On the opposite side, Bullfrog (3-3, 25-16) pitching was lights out. Starter Garrett Harrison (St.Cloud State) went seven strong innings, allowing four hits, striking out four, with no walks and earned runs.
The pitcher who relieved him, Adam Rude (UW-Oshkosh) had no strikeouts, but also didn’t allow a run and had no walks.
This game ends the six games in four days homestand for Kalamazoo, as it hits the road once again to play the La Crosse Loggers in La Crosse.
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