Kenosha, Wis. – With yesterday being one of only two off days in the season, the Kingfish come into today’s game refreshed and ready to start the second half of the season with a win against the St. Cloud Rox. Start time is set for 7:05 p.m. and will be Guaranteed Win Night, "Tribute to Elvis Presley" and will have the Human Cannonball as post-game entertainment.
The St. Cloud Rox play in the North Division and sit in fifth place at the conclusion of the first half with a record of 19-16. They are 5-5 in their last ten games, giving the Kingfish room to capitalize. Going up against the Kingfish will be Tim Faix. Faix has made three appearances so far and a record of 1-0 with a 2.81 ERA. In his 15 innings pitched, he has given up 15 hits and 5 runs.
Starting for Kingfish will be Rico Garcia. Garcia has 31 strikeouts, which leads the team and is third in the Northwoods League, has a 2.15 ERA and a record of 2-2. He has been dominant on the mound with an impressive 37 innings pitched, the most for the Kingfish. Meanwhile the Kenosha offense featuring Zach Ratcliff, Pat Porter and Chris Godinez look to continue their performance at the plate.
Monday, June 30th, the Kingfish were scheduled to play a double header against the Lakeshore Chinooks. The Kingfish fell in the first game 5-4 by a 12th inning walk-off home run. The second game was set at historic Simmons Field but was cancelled and will not be made up. Their record is 16-16 and finished the first half in fifth place.
The Kingfish travel to Wisconsin Rapids for a two game series and are back at historic Simmons Field on Sunday, July 6th. King Elvis’ crew plays the Wisconsin Woodchucks for a two day, doubleheader series.
The Kingfish office is located at 7817 Sheridan Road and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. For more information on 7-game packs, season or group tickets, please log on to kingfishbaseball.com or call 262.653.0900.
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 experience, 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.