Wausau, Wis. – The Kingfish came into tonight’s game against the Wisconsin Woodchucks looking for a win, with a playoff berth not far from their reach. The Kingfish lost in game one and had plans to come back tonight and stay in the postseason race. The game was a rain shortened seven innings and the Kingfish could not come out with the win, losing 10-0.
Callahan Brown was on the mound for the Kingfish to start and looked like he was going to cruise as his first three innings went smoothly, with only one hit for the Woodchucks. Brown ran into trouble in the fourth with two runs coming across on two hits. The trouble continued for the Kingfish bullpen with three more runs scored in the fifth to make it a 5-0 Woodchucks lead. Relievers Steven Klimek, E.J Trapino and Calen Rohrman could not silence the Woodchucks bats in the affair, and in seven innings of play, the Kingfish trailed 10-0.
The Kingfish were held to only three hits in the affair with Wisconsin's pitcher Brian Howard pitching for six frames with four strikeouts.
The game was delayed in the top of seventh due to lightning and rain. The game was called some time later and is counted as a rain shortened seven inning contest.
The Kingfish now trail the Woodchucks by two games over and by one in the second half. Duffy Dyer’s team will look to get back on track in the next few games and hope the Woodchucks lose to the first place Chinooks in their next series.
The Kingfish return to Kenosha on Monday, August 4th for a doubleheader. The night will be a doubleheader with the first game a continuation of a previously delayed affair. The game will resume in the 10th inning. It will start at 5:30 p.m., gates will open at 4:30 p.m. The second game will start no earlier than 7:05 p.m. and will be a complete nine inning contest.
As the Kingfish continue their quest for a playoff berth, the ticket office will begin selling playoff tickets on Wednesday, August 6th at 9:00 a.m. For further information regarding playoff scheduling and ticket pricing, please log on to kingfishbaseball.com or call 262.653.0900.