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Kingfish Drop Season Opener to St. Cloud

Kingfish Drop Season Opener to St. Cloud

Kenosha, Wis. – The Kingfish welcomed the St. Cloud Rox to historic Simmons Field for Opening Night on Tuesday in front of a crowd of 2,433. The Rox beat the Kingfish by a final of 13-4.

The Rox jumped out to a quick start, leading 5-1 by the bottom of the third inning.  The Kingfish rallied back to get within three after a Nick Sergakis double drove in Bobby Sheppard and Nolan Lodden In the third inning.  Hunter Alexander then doubled home Sergakis to make it a 5-4 ball game. That was as close as the Kingfish would come, as the Rox added eight more runs, including seven in the ninth inning, to capture the victory. 

Paul Schuster got the start for the Kingfish and threw five strong innings.  The righty struck out five and only surrendered one walk on the night.  Four other Kenosha pitchers saw action Tuesday night.  Ryan Orr pitched two strong innings of relief and Garret McKenzie struck out three in the top half of the ninth.

Sergakis led the team at the plate, going 2-4 with 3 RBIs.  Catcher Jason Scholl went 2-3 with a double and a walk.  2B Mitch Gasbarro went 1-3 and made a great diving play in the eighth inning to get the out.

The Kingfish play the Rox again on Wednesday at historic Simmons Field at 6:35.  Festival Foods Zip-Line Elvis Bobble Heads will be given out so make sure to get your tickets now.

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.

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The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd 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 (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit www.kingfishbaseball.com.