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Sergakis Walk-Off Double Lifts Kingfish in 10 Innings

Sergakis Walk-Off Double Lifts Kingfish in 10 Innings

Kenosha, Wis. – On Stand Up Kenosha Rally Towel Night, the Kingfish fittingly rallied back three times and a Nick Sergakis RBI walk-off double capped a 5-4 ten-inning Kingfish victory over the La Crosse Loggers Sunday night at Simmons Field. 

The Loggers (21-18) got the scoring going right away in the top of the first, with leadoff man Mason McCoy singling to centerfield to start the game and came around to score two batters later on an error by Kingfish catcher Alex Dunlap.  The Loggers added one more in the inning for an early 2-0 lead.

The Kingfish (27-14) struck right back in the bottom of the first, with Zach Weigel scoring on a bloop RBI single by Dunlap.  The Kingfish tied the game in their half of the second after Brody Westmoreland hit a rocket shot to deep left-centerfield for a solo home run. 

Trailing 3-2 in the fifth, the Kingfish used a leadoff double by Dunlap and RBI single from Alex Borglin to tie the game once again. Behind in the eighth, the Kingfish manufactured a run to tie the game.  Grayson Byrd reached on a fielder’s choice after Zach Ratcliff was thrown out at home trying to score from third.  Byrd then stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by the La Crosse catcher. Weigel came through with a clutch, two out, RBI hit to make Kenosha even with La Crosse, 4-4.

In the tenth inning, Weigel drew a two out walk and that set the stage for the hero Sergakis.  The Ohio State Buckeye launched the first pitch he saw into deep centerfield to bring home Weigel and give the Kingfish the win.  Sergakis was appropriately mobbed by his teammates at second base after his walk-off hit. 

Sergakis finished the night with three hits and his game winning RBI. Weigel also had three hits and an RBI and Dunlap recorded two hits with an RBI. McCoy went 2-4 with an RBI to lead Lacrosse.   

Trevor Haas started on the hill for Kenosha and battled through a tough first inning to finish with a total of four innings pitched, with one run allowed and fanning three Loggers.  Brendon Allen pitched three innings in relief of Haas and then gave way to Ryan Orr, who pitched three innings with three strikeouts to pick up the win.  Kyle Nelson went seven innings on the mound for La Crosse, limiting Kenosha to three runs.  Liam Carter took the loss for the Loggers.

Tomorrow night the Kingfish play the Loggers at 7:05 p.m. on North Shore Bank Social Media Night.  Fans are encouraged to promote the hashtags #LongLiveTheKing and #FearTheFish on social media to show off their Kingfish pride to their friends.  A “selfie station” will be near the front gates where fans can take selfies with each other and then post them to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the Kingfish hashtags.  Insty-Prints Kingfish Team Poster Giveaway is also scheduled, with a snazzy 2015 Kingfish team poster handed out to fans.

The Kingfish ticket office powered by Platinum Systems office is located at 7817 Sheridan Road and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Kingfish ticket office Powered by Platinum systems is open from 8:30am 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.