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Kingfish Defeat Wisconsin Rapids 7-1 for Third Straight Victory

Kingfish Defeat Wisconsin Rapids 7-1 for Third Straight Victory

Kenosha, Wis. – Aided by a big offensive night by the Kingfish infielders, Paul Schuster picked up his first win of the year to beat the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters 7-1 Saturday night at Simmons Field.

Schuster entered the game looking for his first victory of the year.  The righty from Southern Illinois-Edwardsville was the story of the game, dominating from first pitch.  He threw six stellar innings of work, striking out five while allowing no runs.  Schuster only allowed four base runners all night and his win helped move the Kingfish to 8-4 on the year, good for sole possession of first place in the Northwoods League South Division.

The Kingfish bats jumped all over the Rafters pitching early.  In the second inning, SS Mitch Gasbarro brought home C Jake Whiting and LF Nolan Lodden. CF Jack Sundberg then singled home Gasbarro to make it a 3-0 Kingfish lead.  After adding one in the third, the Kingfish scored three more runs in the fourth.  3B Alex Borglin singled with the bases loaded to drive in 2B Nick Sergakis and Gasbarro.  DH Eric Filia later scored from third on an error.  Overall on the night, Kingfish infielders had four hits with three runs and five RBIs.

DH Jonah Bride led the Rafters (5-6) at the plate, going 1-3 with one RBI.  Derek Kawlewski started for Wisconsin Rapids and took the loss. He went four innings and allowed seven runs on eight hits. 

Sunday, the Kingfish play host to the Madison Mallards at 1:05 p.m. Sunday is Columbia College of Missouri Military Appreciation Day. A Petting Zoo sponsored by Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm will also be set up at Simmons Field. Monday’s 6:35 p.m. game at Simmons Field is Candlewood Inn and Suites Guaranteed Win Night.  A free ticket for all fans in attendance will be awarded if the Kingfish lose.  It is also Delton Grand Wisconsin Dells Night.  1,000 Wisconsin Dells coupon books will be handed out and make sure to enter for a chance to win a hotel stay. Tickets are still available for both contests.

The Kingfish ticket office powered by Platinum Systems 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. The Kingfish ticket office Powered by Platinum systems is open from 9:00am until the end of the game on home game dates. 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 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.  For more information, visit www.kingfishbaseball.com.