Monday’s contest between the Kingfish and the Mankato Moondogs has been postponed due to rain. A doubleheader of seven inning games has been scheduled for tomorrow, with the first of which starting at 5:05pm. The second affair will begin 30 minutes immediately after the conclusion of the first. Probable pitchers for tonight’s game were scheduled to be Kenosha’s Zach Morgenstern and Mankato’s Jake Jenkins. The pair are expected to take the hill for the first of tomorrow’s contests.
The Kingfish have put together their South Division-high six straight wins behind top-notch performances on the mound and in the batter’s box. King Elvis’ squad has notched at least ten runs twice during the streak, while holding opponents to three or less runs five times. They have outscored the opposition by a combined tally of 35-15 during the stretch. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that the Kingfish have trailed during just four innings in the past four games.
The lineup has been carried by stellar play from hitters at the top of the order. The regular 1-2 hitters for manager Duffy Dyer, Taylor Douglas and Chris Godinez, have active nine and ten game hitting streaks. The three hole has been occupied by Pat Porter, who has become the NWL’s most dominant hitter to date. Porter ranks first in RBI (24), first in triples (2), second in home runs (5), and seventh in runs scored (15). He was named Sunday’s NWL Player of the Day following a seven RBI, two home run, four hit performance. Protecting Porter in the four hole is fellow Ohio State Buckeye Zach Ratcliff, who has clubbed five home runs and 16 RBI respectively.
The team’s next home date is scheduled for Wednesday, June 18th, as the team welcomes the Chinooks to Kenosha for the first time. The home game features “Halloween in June” presented by Racine Factory of Fear. Fans 12 and under will have the opportunity to trick-or-treat on the field after the game, and all fans are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes. “Smith and Forge Wrestling Night” will be taking place on Thursday the 19th. Among other wrestling-themed promotions throughout the night, a special appearance will be made by WWE Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan. He will be autographing “two by four” pieces of wood for fans.