Thursday, July 16th at 7:05 p.m. at Simmons Field
Kenosha, Wis. – The Kenosha Kingfish (33-18) welcome the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (22-23) for the first of a two game series tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Simmons Field.
The Kingfish dropped a close one to the Wisconsin Woodchucks last night in Wausau, 9-8. The Kingfish rallied back from a 9-3 deficit in the ninth inning to make it a one run ball game but could not finish the deal. Andrew Zapata started and went four innings, striking out eight batters. Brett Shimanovsky took the loss for Kenosha.
Ryne Blanton gets the nod on the hill tonight for the Kingfish. The freshman from Madison College is 2-0 on the year and sports a 4.10 ERA. The right-hander has appeared in seven games and has only issued eight walks. Blanton has given up three or less earned runs in all of his last four starts.
Tonight, the first place Kenosha Kingfish play at home on Gateway Technical College Go Green Night. The Kingfish will wear green jerseys during the game. A silent auction will take place during the game to auction off the jerseys, with proceeds benefitting the Gateway Technical College Foundation. Also taking place at the ballpark is Summertime St. Patty’s Day celebration, with green beer served all night long. The Kenosha News presents an exciting in game performance by the XPogo group. Lastly, the first 50 fans in the Miller Lite Fish Bowl will receive a lottery ticket on Wisconsin Lottery Night at Simmons Field. There is loads of fun and excitement Thursday at the ballpark. Get your seats today!
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.
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.