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Kingfish Dispatch Loggers in Game 1

Kingfish Dispatch Loggers in Game 1

Kenosha, Wis. – A six run explosion by the Kingfish offense in the bottom of the fifth inning broke Game 1 of the Northwoods League Divisional Playoffs wide open, pushing the Kingfish past the La Crosse Loggers 7-2 Monday night at Simmons Field.  The Kingfish will host the Madison Mallards in Game 2 of the Divisional Playoffs tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m., with the winner advancing to the best-of-three Summer Collegiate World Series. 

Pat McInerney opened the scoring with a solo home run in the second inning.  It stayed 1-0 Kingfish (49-24) until the fifth inning. Eric Filia got the scoring going in the inning with an infield RBI single to score John Brodner. Two batters later, McInerney was at it again, this time connecting for a two RBI double with the bases loaded.  Micah Coffey followed right behind with a double of his own, scoring Jason Scholl and McInerney.   A third consecutive double by the Kingfish, this time by T.J. Nichting, drove home Coffey and made it 7-0 Kingfish after five.

McInerney led the team with two hits, two runs scored, and three RBIs in the game.  Coffey had two RBIs and one run scored.  Filia and Nichting both had RBIs for the Kingfish as well.

That was all the offense Rico Garica needed.  The Hawaii native was fabulous on the mound, throwing five and a third innings, striking out six Loggers along the way.  Garcia picked up the win after only allowing one run on four hits.  Garrett McKenzie and Adam Dressler worked the final four and two thirds innings to clinch the Kingfish victory.

Kevin Flemer took the loss for La Crosse (40-32), surrendering two runs on six hits in four and a third innings.  Jordan Zimmerman was the lone offensive spark for La Crosse, hitting a solo home run in the top of the seventh. 

The Madison Mallards beat the Green Bay Bullfrogs 3-2 Monday night in Madison, setting up Game 2 of the Northwoods League Divisional Playoffs between the Kingfish and the Mallards tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. at Simmons Field.  Tickets for Game 2 of the Northwoods League Divisional Playoff game, presented by the brand new Hampton Inn and Suites, and other potential 2015 Kingfish home playoff games are on sale now.  Do not miss your chance to be a part of Kingfish baseball history.  Tickets are available at the Kingfish ticket office powered by Platinum Systems or call 262.653.0900 for more information.

The Kingfish ticket office powered by Platinum Systems 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 8:30am 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 120 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 (KAN). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit kingfishbaseball.com.