Kenosha, Wis. – After a lengthy game last night, the Kingfish came back this afternoon looking large and in charge. The Kingfish were dominant in all facets of the game, blasting the Battle Creek Bombers 8-3 and move to 13-11 on the year.
The Kingfish were exceptional in all areas today. Buddy Reed and Pat Porter both made phenomenal catches to end the sixth and seventh inning. Zach Morgenstern and Garret McKenzie pitched well and kept the Bombers to one hit in comparison to the 13 for King Elvis’ squad.
Just as impressive was the offense from the Kingfish. Kyle Brooks went 3 for 4 with two hits and two runs. Pat Porter was 3-5 with one run and two RBI while Steven Sensley was 2-4 with one run. Porter now leads the League with 26 RBI.
The Bombers were able to get three runs in the fifth but Morgenstern was able to get the outs and keep them silent for the better half of the day.
The Kingfish scored right away in the first and then later in the fourth to go up 5-0. The Kingfish scored in five of the eight innings with their rally coming in the sixth to pull away with the lead at 8-3.
The Kingfish finish their home stand tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. against the Bombers. The Kingfish return to Simmons Field on Saturday, June 28th to face the Kalamazoo Growlers and will have a special appearance by Ozzie Guillen.
The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experiegunce, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.kingfishbaseball.com.