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Kingfish Go for Three Straight Wins Tonight

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

Kenosha, Wis. – The Kenosha Kingfish (28-14) welcome the Lakeshore Chinooks (21-19) to town for the first of a three game set this week.  First pitch tonight is at 7:05 p.m. at Simmons Field. 

An Eric Filia hit by pitch gave the Kingfish its second walk-off victory in as many nights. With the bases loaded and the game tied 3-3 in the ninth inning, Filia took a pitch to his back and brought home Grayson Byrd to clinch a 4-3 Kingfish win over the La Crosse Loggers.    PJ Schuster threw six innings and Brett Shimanovsky pitched the ninth inning to earn the win. 

Starting for Manager Duffy Dyer and the Kingfish tonight is Rico Garcia.  The junior from Hawaii Pacific is 1-1 in four starts with a 3.85 ERA.  Garcia pitched a gem on the last day of the first half of the season, throwing seven innings of two hit ball against Lakeshore to help the Kingfish claim the Northwoods League South Division first half title. 

Brian Keller gets the start for the Chinooks tonight in Kenosha.  The righty from UW-Milwaukee is 2-3 with a 3.94 ERA in five starts this season.  The junior has 23 strikeouts in 29.2 innings pitched and is only averaging one and a half runs given up over his last four starts.

At tonight’s game, Lynch Chevrolet presents MLB Hall of Famer and former Chicago Cub Andre Dawson.  “The Hawk” will be signing autographs before the game from 6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and also from 7:15 p.m. to 8 pm.  Limit one autograph per person. Earlier in the day, Dawson will be at Lynch Chevrolet to sign autographs and meet fans from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Also at Simmons Field that night is Educators Credit Union Teacher Appreciation Day.  A free hat is given to teachers who purchase a ticket and show school ID.

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 8:30 a.m. 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.