Saturday, June 27th at 6:05 p.m. at Simmons Field
Kenosha, Wis. – The first place Kingfish (20-12) host the Mankato MoonDogs (16-15) at Simmons Field tonight with the first pitch scheduled for 6:05 p.m. The Kingfish hold a one game lead over the Green Bay Bullfrogs and Madison Mallards in the Northwoods League South Division with four games remaining in the first half.
The Mallards beat the Kingfish by a final of 11-4 in Madison last night. The Mallards tagged Rico Garcia for eight runs, including three home runs, in two innings of work. Matt Bower pitched six innings to pick up the win for Madison. Nick Sergakis, Alex Dunlap, and Alex Borglin all collected two hits and one RBI for the Kingfish in a losing effort.
Manager Duffy Dyer will hand the ball to EJ Trapino for tonight’s game. Trapino made his first start of the year last week in Green Bay. The lefty went three plus innings with four strikeouts and five runs allowed on six hits. Trapino is limiting opponents to a .238 batting average this year.
On the mound for the MoonDogs is Austin Warner. The lefty is 1-0 with a 2.49 ERA in five starts this season. Warner has 27 strikeouts on the season, including 18 combined K’s in his first two starts. Warner and the MoonDogs are currently three and a half games out of first place in the Northwoods League North Division.
Come on out to historic Simmons Field tonight to put your digging skills to the test on Platinum Systems Tablet Dig Night. Immediately following the game, all fans are invited to come dig on the field for a voucher for a HP Pro Slate 12 Tablet. The first 500 fans on the field will receive an ice cream scoop to assist in the digging. Miller Lite Fireworks will light up the sky post-game as well. Make your plans to be at Simmons Field on Saturday today!
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.