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Published On: June 30th, 2015

Tuesday, June 30th at 7:05 p.m. at Simmons Field

Kenosha, Wis. – With a potential playoff berth on the line, the Kenosha Kingfish (21-13) battle the Lakeshore Chinooks (17-13) at Simmons Field at 7:05 p.m. tonight in the last game of the first half in the Northwoods League.

Tonight’s game will be the second game of a double header today.  The Kingfish are at Lakeshore earlier today, with first pitch scheduled for 11:35 a.m. Kingfish starter PJ Schuster opposes Gavin Downs for Lakeshore. The Kingfish are currently tied for first place in the Northwoods League South Division with the Green Bay Bullfrogs with two games remaining in the first half.  The first half champion is guaranteed a home playoff game in the Northwoods League Divisional Playoffs in August.

To close out the first half of the season, the Kingfish send Ryne Blanton to the mound.  The freshman from Madison College has been impressive in his last three starts, going 2-0 with a 3.60 ERA and limiting opponents to four walks total in that three game stretch.  Against La Crosse on June 23, Blanton earned a no decision after pitching five innings and allowing two runs on four hits.

Sterling Koerner is on the hill for Lakeshore tonight.  Koerner is a sophomore at Florida Gulf Coast and is making his second start on the year.  He is 0-0 with a 2.59 ERA in eight games, striking out 10 batters in 17.1 innings pitched.  

Tonight, the first 100 fans will receive a goldfish on Good Water Aquatics Goldfish Night. Fans will be given a voucher and then receive the fish when they leave. Good Water Aquatics will be auctioning off a top of the line aquarium valued at $1,000. It is $5 per entry, must be present to win. The winner will be chosen in the seventh inning. Proceeds will go to InVEST Pleasant Prairie. Corona Hawaiian Night will also be taking place at the ballpark. Get your tickets 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 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.