Kenosha, Wis. – Things could not be any more exciting for the Kingfish as they head into their last two regular season home games. With a come-from-behind victory in last night’s affair, the Kingfish now are just a half game back on the second place Wisconsin Woodchucks overall in the season. The Kingfish welcome the Battle Creek Bombers to Simmons Field with the hopes of moving into second place, and taking the final playoff position.
The Kingfish will be facing Bombers starter Andrew Mitchell. Mitchell has a 1-4 record this season and a 4.10 ERA. The Kingfish will look to exploit his tendency to walk opposing hitters, as he has 24 walks in 41 innings pitched.
Trevor Haas will be on the mound for the Kingfish. He comes into tonight’s game with a 3.81 ERA and a record of 3-4. In his last start, Haas went for seven strong innings, giving up only three runs despite taking the loss. The veteran starter is no stranger to the mound as he is sits in third for the Kingfish in most innings pitched.
The momentum will be in the Kingfish favor as they came from behind in last night against the Bullfrogs to win 5-2. It started in the eighth with three runs off of a Pat Porter three run triple and continued into the ninth when two more runs were added. Porter has a seven game hitting streak and will look to extend it tonight as well. The Woodchucks lost to the Duluth Huskies resulting in the half game differential between the two teams.
Tonight, the Wisconsin Woodchucks face the Thunder Bay Border Cats away at Thunder Bay. The Border Cats are in last place in the North Division.
Tonight’s game will be night one of the CCB Fan Appreciation Night. Start time is set for 6:05 p.m. with post-game Fireworks presented by Camosy Construction, light-up baton giveaways and Carthage College drawstring backpacks.
As the Kingfish continue their quest for a playoff berth, playoff tickets are now on sale. For further information regarding playoff scheduling and ticket pricing, please log on to kingfishbaseball.com or call 262.653.0900.