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Kingfish Host Chinooks in Game 1 of Doubleheader

Wednesday, July 8th at 12:05 p.m. at Simmons Field

Kenosha, Wis. – The Kenosha Kingfish (29-14) battle the Lakeshore Chinooks (21-20) today at 12:05 p.m. at Simmons Field.  Today’s game is the first of a doubleheader, with game two tonight at Lakeshore.

The Kingfish slugged their way to a 16-0 victory last night against the Chinooks.  Kenosha smacked a franchise record 22 hits on the night.  Alex Dunlap and Jeremy Vasquez both had four RBIs, including a Vasquez grand slam home run in the seventh inning to make it 15-0 Kingfish.  Rico Garcia went five plus scoreless innings on the mound to collect the win. 

In game one of this double header, EJ Trapino gets the nod for the Kingfish.  Trapino enters the game with a 1-0 record in eight games, including three starts.  The southpaw from Wright State owns a 3.00 ERA with 26 K’s in 24 innings pitched.  Back on June 30th, he pitched two scoreless innings to notch the save against Lakeshore.

Opposing Trapino for the Chinooks is Ryan Dunne.  This will be Dunne’s first appearance of the season for the Chinooks.  The righty from Peoria, Illinois is currently a sophomore at John Logan College.

Today is Grandparents Day and Kids Day presented by Meadowmere Southport Senior Living, Hospice Alliance, Azura Memory Care, Synergy HomeCare and Kenosha Estates Living & Care Center.  Grandparents and kids are invited to play catch in the outfield before the game.  A Petting Zoo sponsored by Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm will be set up for kids to interact with baby goats, llamas, ducks, and even an alpaca.  Come on out to enjoy a fabulous afternoon of baseball and entertainment. 

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.