Kingfish Fall In Extra Inning, 2-1

Battle Creek, Mich. – The Kenosha Kingfish played a well fought battle against the Battle Creek Bombers.  Both pitchers kept hits and runs to a minimum as the game was tied 1-1 at the end of the ninth. The Bombers win the game 2-1, in the bottom of the tenth.  

Bombers starter Jacob Weguespack was on point and held the Kingfish to two hits and striking out five in his six innings of work. Kingfish starter Rex Morrow was similar, going four and one third innings and striking out a pair and giving up no walks. J.D Nielsen came in and pitched two and two thirds inning with no runs. Coley Thompkins would relieve Nielsen but earn the loss after a sac fly ended the game in the bottom of the tenth.

The Kingfish scored their only run of the night in the seventh inning on a Pat Porter walk, followed by a Zach Ratcliff single to move him into scoring position. Porter would later score on a ground out from Alex Dunlap to tie the game at 1-1.

The Kingfish showed promise in the top of the tenth with bases loaded and no outs, but couldn’t get the runners across to break the tie.  The Kingfish look to tomorrow’s game to split the series and end the road trip with a win.

The Kingfish play the Battle Creek Bombers tomorrow evening. The Kingfish return to historic Simmons Field on Saturday, 28th and will have special guest Ozzie Guillen in attendance.