Kenosha, Wis.- Weather delay, fog and a combined 22 hits made for an exciting night at Simmons Field. It was a back and forth affair between the Kingfish and Bullfrogs throughout the evening. The Kingfish got their bats going early and kept up with the Bullfrogs all night, taking the game into extra innings. With another fog delay, the second in three nights, the game was suspended and will be resumed on August 4th. At the time of suspension, the score was tied 7-7 in the top of the tenth.
The game started late due to weather but the Kingfish wasted no time and put one run up in the first and another in the fourth on a Bullfrog error. The Bullfrogs were plagued all night with defensive miscues, having three in the first four innings. King Elvis’ crew trailed 3-2 at the conclusion of the fourth frame.
Green Bay scored again in the sixth to go up 4-2 but the Kingfish countered in the sixth. Buddy Reed had a lead-off double and was followed by three consecutive hits to tie things back up. The momentum continued into the seventh to tack on three more and take the 7-5 lead.
The Bullfrogs came out fighting in the eighth and tied things back up 7-7. Free baseball commenced as the game went into extra innings but was soon suspended due to heavy fog.
By the end of the night, the Kingfish tallied an impressive 12 hits. Key hitters for the Kingfish were Buddy Reed (2-3, 2H, 2R) and Zack Kolakowski (3-5, 2R). Dillon Mazzoccoli started things off strong for the Kingfish, striking out four of the first six batters but ran into rough waters in the third. The night was capped with both bullpens cycling through, trying to cool off the opponent’s bats.
On August 4th, tonight’s game will resume at 5:30pm and will start in the 10th inning. The second game will start no sooner than 7:05pm and be a complete nine inning contest.
The Kingfish welcome the Battle Creek Bombers to town tomorrow for a game at 1:05 p.m. After the game tomorrow will be the Platinum Systems Tablet Dig. Tuesday, the Kingfish take their show on the road to Kalamazoo to face the Growlers.