Kingfish Host Game 1 of the Summer Collegiate World Series Tonight
Thursday, August 13th at 7:05 p.m. at Simmons Field
Kenosha, Wis. – The Kenosha Kingfish (48-24, 2-0) host the St. Cloud Rox (49-23, 2-0) tonight at 7:05 p.m. at Simmons Field for Game 1 of the best-of-three Summer Collegiate World Series . The series moves to St. Cloud for Game 2 at 7:05 p.m. tomorrow night and, if necessary, Game 3 Saturday night at 6:05 p.m. The Rox won the 2015 regular season series against the Kingfish, taking three of four.
In Game 2 of the South Divisional Playoffs, the Kingfish came from behind in dramatic fashion to oust the Madison Mallards 2-1 Tuesday night in Kenosha. Trailing 1-0 in the eighth inning, an RBI single by Jeremy Vasquez tied the game for the Kingfish. In the bottom of the ninth, John Brodner connected for a walk-off base hit to score Parker Sniatynski and clinch the South Divisional Playoffs title. Ryan Orr pitched three scoreless innings of relief to earn the win for the Kingfish. St. Cloud beat Duluth 10-3 at home Tuesday night to win the North Divisional Playoffs.
Kingfish Manager Duffy Dyer sends P.J. Schuster out to the mound for Game 1 tonight. The 2015 All-Star was 6-3 with a 3.06 ERA in 13 starts this season. Schuster led the Kingfish in innings pitched (73.1) and strikeouts (53) this summer. The right-hander won his last three decisions, allowing three runs total during that stretch.
Sheldon Miks gets the nod to start for St. Cloud tonight. The freshman from St. Cloud State was 5-1 with a 2.73 ERA in 13 games, including eight starts, this season for the Rox. The lefty has made two appearances against the Kingfish this year, pitching one scoreless inning back on May 26th and August 9th.
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