Allen to the Bump for Game 2
Tuesday, August 11th at 7:05 p.m. at Simmons Field
Kenosha, Wis. – The Kenosha Kingfish (48-24) host the Madison Mallards (43-28) at 7:05 p.m. at Simmons Field for Game 2 of the Northwoods League Divisional Playoffs. The winner advances to the best-of-three Summer Collegiate World Series against the Divisional Playoffs Champion from the North Division. The Kingfish and the Mallards split the 2015 regular season series 4-4, with the home team winning each time.
In Game 1 of the Divisional Playoffs, the Kingfish eliminated fellow South Division foe La Crosse 7-2 last night in Kenosha. A six run fifth inning, sparked by two RBI doubles from Pat McInerney and Micah Coffey, pushed the Kingfish over the top. Rico Garcia had his best stuff on the mound for the Kingfish, punching out six batters over five and a third innings while giving up just one run. Madison beat Green Bay 3-2 at home last night to set the stage for tonight’s matchup.
Brendon Allen gets the nod to start Game 2 for the Kingfish. The Eastern Illinois product was 4-2 with a 3.46 ERA in 11 games, including seven starts, this season. In 52 innings pitched, Allen struck out 37 while only walking 13 opponents. The right-hander has won his last four decisions, not allowing more than three runs in all four of those victories.
Madison will send out Sterling Sharp to oppose Allen tonight. In three games, Sharp is 2-0 with 3.85 ERA in seven innings pitched. In his only start of the year, the sophomore from Drury University pitched five hitless innings to shut out Wisconsin and pick up the win on August 2nd.
If the Kingfish win tonight, they will play either St. Cloud or Duluth in the best-of-three Summer Collegiate World Series, Thursday thru Saturday. If the Kingfish meet Duluth, Kenosha has home field advantage and will host two of the three games in the series.
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