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Schuster to the Mound Tonight. 6:05 p.m. at Simmons Field

Schuster to the Mound Tonight. 6:05 p.m. at Simmons Field

Saturday, June 6th at 6:05 p.m. at Simmons Field

Kenosha, Wis. – The Kingfish (7-4) go for three straight victories when they take on the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (5-5) at 6:05 p.m. at Simmons Field tonight. 

Last night’s game resulted in a walk off win for the Kingfish.  The Kingfish entered the ninth inning trailing 4-3 before the bases were loaded for Hunter Alexander with no outs.  After a passed ball allowed Mitch Gasbarro to score and tie the game, Hunter Alexander singled home Jack Sundberg to claim the 5-4 victory for the Kingfish.  Callahan Brown picked up the win after coming on in relief in the eighth and ninth innings. 

Manager Duffy Dyer hands the ball to PJ Schuster for tonight’s game.  The righty has made two starts on the year and has compiled an 0-1 record with a 4.50 ERA. Schuster also has 13 strikeouts in 12 innings of work.  Last week against Battle Creek, Schuster surrendered two runs on five hits and struck out eight batters in seven strong innings.

Derek Kawlewski will oppose Schuster on the mound for the Rafters.  Kawlewski on the year is 0-1 in two appearances with a 2.16 ERA and eight strikeouts.   In his last start at Madison, the Stevens Point resident threw seven innings of four hit ball, allowing two runs along with striking out seven. 

Tonight at Simmons Field, Kenosha Limos and Kaiser’s Pizza & Pub present Hollywood Night.  Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home Fireworks will light up the sky after Saturday’s game. Sunday, the Kingfish play host to the Madison Mallards at 1:05 p.m. Sunday is Columbia College of Missouri Military Appreciation Day and the Kingfish will wear camouflage jerseys. A Petting Zoo sponsored by Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm will also be set up at Simmons Field. 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.

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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 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.