Kingfish Capitalize on 11 Walks to Defeat Green Bay 9-3
Kenosha, Wis. – The Kingfish only had three extra base hits on the night, but made up for it with 11 walks and they capitalized on all the extra base runners to win 9-3 against the Green Bay Bullfrogs Saturday night at Simmons Field.
Welcome to Kenosha T.J. Nichting. The newest member of the Kingfish (33-15) appeared in just his third game in a Kingfish uniform and has made an immediate impact. Nichting hit a two run home run in the second inning to bring around Jason Scholl and give Kenosha a 2-0 lead.
Up 4-2 entering the bottom of the fourth, the walks started to tally up for the Kingfish. There were four walks in the inning, including three straight walks at one point. Eric Filia and Scholl both drew RBI bases loaded walks. On Scholl’s walk, the pitch got away from the catcher and the man on second, Alex Borglin, scampered around third to score on the wild pitch, making it 7-2 Kenosha. Two more insurance runs in the fifth inning would complete the scoring for the Kingfish on the night.
On the mound, Brendon Allen made his first start since June 16th and it was a glorious return for the righty. Allen limited Green Bay to three runs, one of them earned, on eight hits with three strikeouts to earn the win. He improved to 2-2 on the year and lowered his ERA to 3.99. Brett Shimanovsky came in to nail down the three inning save, his fourth this season.
The walks doomed the Bullfrogs (29-17) in tonight’s game. Connor Donovan started and took the loss for the Bullfrogs, giving up seven runs on seven hits with five walks. Ryan Donovan, Matthew De la Rosa, and Danny Rosenbaum all collected two hits for Green Bay in the contest.
On Sunday, the Kingfish play at 4:05 p.m. on Jockey Being Family Super Hero Night. Fans are encouraged to dress up like their favorite superhero and show off their superpowers during the game. A hot dog and fountain soda will be awarded to all kids who dress up as a superhero upon entrance at the gates. A superhero costume parade will take place during the game for all the superheroes to show off their costumes and super powers. In addition, the Kingfish will also be dressed in superhero gear, wearing signature Kingfish superhero jerseys. These extraordinary jerseys will be auctioned off in the Fans Services area during the game. Superheroes are not the only ones in attendance Sunday. The ZOOperstars are making an appearance presented by Happy Turf. Tickets are still available. Grab your seats today!
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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.