Kingfish Return Home to Play Wisconsin Rapids Tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Simmons Field
Kenosha, Wis. – After returning home from a four game road trip, the Kenosha Kingfish take on the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at 7:05 p.m. tonight at Simmons Field.
The Kingfish improved to 6-4 on the year after Thursday night’s 8-4 victory against the Battle Creek Bombers. Alex Borglin slapped a two RBI single in the ninth inning to put the Kingfish on top. Zack Weigel went 3-4 with two RBIs. Power hitter Nick Sergakis hit another home run, his fifth on the year. On the mound, Ryne Blanton started the game and went three and one thirds inning. Kingfish reliever JR Holloway picked up the win after pitching a scoreless eighth inning. The Kingfish are now in sole possession of second place in the Northwoods League South Division.
Anthony Olson gets the nod to start for the Kingfish tonight. Last time out, Olson collected the win versus Lakeshore. He threw six plus innings of work, allowing six runs and striking out five while not allowing a walk. The Kenosha native is part of a Kingfish pitching staff that is only allowing opposing batters to a .254 average so far this year.
Jake Johansmeier opposes Olson on the bump for the Rafters. Johansmeier picked up the win his last time out, allowing one run on five hits at La Crosse. The right hander also struck out five batters and owns a 1.58 ERA on the year for the Rafters.
The Human Cannonball will make his 2015 debut at Simmons Field following tonight’s game. The Human Cannonball, “David “The Bullet” Smith” will appear on Saturday, June 6th at Lynch Chevrolet to perform a second launch for fans. Friday is also Miller Lite Fireworks night, immediately following the game. On Saturday, the Kingfish host the Rafters at 6:05 p.m. Kenosha Limos and Kaiser’s Pizza & Pun present Holloywood Night. Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home Fireworks will light up the sky after Saturday’s game. Tickets are still available for both contests.
Tickets and merchandise for your Kenosha Kingfish are on sale now. For more information on 7-game packs, season or group tickets, please visit kingfishbaseball.com or call 262.653.0900. The Kingfish Ticket Office powered by Platinum Systems is open from 8:30am to 7pm,Monday through Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday at Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Road in Kenosha.
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 (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.