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Kingfish Welcome Mallards to Simmons Field

Thursday, June 25th at 7:05 p.m. at Simmons Field

Kenosha, Wis. – The first place Kingfish (19-11) welcome the second place Madison Mallards (18-12) to Simmons Field tonight with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The Kingfish hold a slim one game lead over the Mallards in the Northwoods League South Division.

The Kingfish fell to the La Crosse Loggers 3-2 at home last night. Jason Scholl hit a solo home run, his fifth of the season.  Trailing 3-1, the Kingfish loaded the bases in the eighth inning but only managed to score one. PJ Schuster worked six innings and struck out four batters but took the loss.

Josh Serio gets the nod on the mound for the Kingfish tonight.  Serio enters the game 4-1 on the year and owns a 1.28 ERA, second best among Kenosha starting pitchers. The sophomore from UW-Parkside has struck out 34 batters, a team high and tied for second in the Northwoods League. Serio beat Madison in Kenosha back on June 7th, working six innings, with one run allowed and 10 strikeouts. 

On the mound for the Mallards is AJ Bogucki. The junior from North Carolina is 1-2 with a 4.39 ERA with 10 strikeouts on the year.  Bogucki faced Serio back on June 7th and went three innings with three runs given up over seven hits.

Tonight is Ruffolo's Hair Studios Princess Night. Princess Elsa from Frozen will be making an appearance at Simmons Field and fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite princess. A costume parade will take place during the game to showcase all the royal guests at Simmons Field that night. 

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.