Kenosha, Wis. – The first game in the Kingfish vs. Mallards series was a crowd pleaser to the over 3,200 fans as the Kingfish won 11-4. The win makes two in a row for Kenosha, bringing them to 11-8 in the second half. The contest was a back and forth affair until the Kingfish took control in the fifth with a seven run outburst.
All Kingfish players contributed to the victory, with eight of the nine batters scoring runs and five batters recording multiple hits. King Elvis’ crew tallied 13 hits on the night, making an impressive 32 total hits in the past two nights.
The Kingfish started right away in the first with a leadoff double from Taylor Douglas (3-5, 3 H, R, RBI). A fly out advanced him to third, bringing Pat Porter up to the plate. Porter (2-5, R, 2 RBI) then hit an RBI single, plating Douglas for the first run of the night. Duffy Dyer’s team grabbed another run in the second before Chris Godinez (3-5, 3 H, 2 R, RBI) hit a home run onto the Bambino for his second bomb in two nights. The game was tied up at 3 going into the fifth, but that would all change as the Kingfish stepped to the plate in the fifth.
The fifth inning was comprised of three different Mallards pitchers who faced 12 Kingfish batters. It started with a walk issued to Zack Kolakowski and eventually Godinez, Porter, Reed, Dunlap, Sensley, Borglin all scored to put the Kingfish up 7 runs.
The large cushion would be more than enough for Kingfish pitching the rest of the way. Most notably P.J. Schuster dealt four innings in relief, yielding no hits and striking out three. The win was recorded by Connor Kelly, his third of the season.
The final game of the home stand is set for 5:05 p.m. tomorrow night against the Madison Mallards. The game will have the Havens Petting Zoo in attendance and kids can run the bases after the game presented by Aurora Health Care.
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.