Kingfish Come From Behind to Top Woodchucks 5-1
Kenosha, Wis. –The Kingfish used a big seventh inning to capture their 5-1 comeback victory over the Wisconsin Woodchucks Sunday afternoon at Simmons Field.
After the first six innings, the Kingfish trailed 1-0 after a home run by Owen Taylor for the Woodchucks in the sixth inning. The Kingfish put on their rally caps in the bottom of the seventh, with Hunter Alexander leading off the inning with a double. Eric Filia doubled him home to tie the score at 1-1. Pinch hitter Zach Ratcliff drove in the eventual winning run with a sacrifice fly to right field to bring home Filia.
The Kingfish (15-5) picked up three insurance runs in the eighth inning. Alexander singled home Zach Weigel and then Alex Borglin scored on an error. Alexander later came in to make it a 5-1 ball game after an Eric Filia RBI single.
2014 Northwoods League All-Star Rico Garcia made his first start of the year for the Kingfish and was on top of his game. The “Hawaiian Hammer” struck out seven batters and only allowed three hits all game in five innings. JD Nielsen came in to work two innings of relief and earned the win. Ryan Orr and Brett Shimanovsky both pitched a scoreless inning of relief to close it out for Kenosha.
The Woodchucks (6-11) could not muster up much offense on the day against Kingfish pitching. Taylor’s solo home run in the sixth was the only run for the Woodchucks. Devin Skapura started for Wisconsin and lasted six innings, allowing one run on three hits with four strikeouts. Reagan Biechler took the loss for the Woodchucks.
Monday at 7:05 p.m. the Kingfish take on the Kalamazoo Growlers on Festival Foods Oktoberfest Bratwurst Appreciation Night. The specialty brat of the night is a Festival Oktoberfest brat topped with Philly meat and cheese. Come out to Simmons Field to try the specialty brat and cheer on the Kingfish to victory.
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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.