Growlers Win Sixth Straight in Series Opener at Kenosha
KENOSHA, WI – The Growlers picked up their sixth win in a row tonight by a score of 12-7 at Simmons Field in Kenosha. The game was deadlocked at one until the Growlers took a 3-2 lead on a Luke Storm 2 RBI single. Kenosha regained the lead with 4 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to make it 5-3 Kingfish.
Kalamazoo cut the deficit in half with a Blayne Robinson RBI groundout. The Growlers exploded in the top of the 7th, posting a 4-run total with RBI hits from Storm, Ryan Dykstra and Daniel Pruitt. Kenosha scored three after the seventh inning stretch to make it just a one-run lead for KZoo. Still, the Growler’s’ bats came alive once more when Griff O’Ferral launched a solo homer to lead off the inning, followed up two batters later when Luke Storm launched a 2 run shot to extend the lead once more.
Noah Stants and Mason Majors combined to shut down the Kenosha offense in the later innings allowing the Growlers to capture their sixth straight triumph and move one game within first place.
The Growlers face Kenosha again tomorrow at 7:35 p.m. Eastern time with division leadership on the line.
The Kalamazoo Growlers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.growlersbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Growlers as your favorite team.