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Kingfish Defeat Loggers on Walk-Off Balk

Kingfish Defeat Loggers on Walk-Off Balk

Kenosha, Wis. – It’s opening week in Wisconsin in the Northwoods League presented by Edvest.

The Kenosha Kingfish, for the second consecutive night, defeated the La Crosse Loggers via an extra inning walk-off. This time, however, the walk-off was anything but traditional.

With the game tied 6-6 in the bottom of the tenth inning and runners at second and third, Gunnar McNeill came to bat. The Loggers attempted to issue an intentional walk, but Loggers catcher Ramon Padilla stepped out of the catcher’s box prematurely to field the wide pitch, resulting in a balk. The ruling brought Wes Weeks home to score from third, and gave the Kingfish a 7-6 victory.

Alex Hamilton took the mound for the Kingfish in his Northwoods League debut and had an excellent showing. He totaled 5 innings of action, allowed three walks, one hit, and fanned five.  Hamilton cruised through the Logger lineup most of the night, at one point setting down 11 straight Loggers.

Kian O’Brien and Nick Kanavas picked up RBI doubles in the first inning, and helped the Kingfish get out to a quick 3-0 lead. Five different Kingfish had two hit performances, including Nick Kanavas, who tallied a pair of RBI. Jack Yalowitz drew two walks, and came around to score twice. Kenosha out-hit La Crosse 13-5, and was able to fend off the late Loggers comeback to sweep the series.

The victory pushes the Kingfish to 2-0 on the year. The Kingfish head to Green Bay tomorrow for a two game series, before returning home to host the Waterloo Bucks on Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets and merchandise for your Kenosha Kingfish are on sale now. For more information on 7-game packs, season or group tickets, please visit kingfishbaseball.com or call 262.653.0900. The Kingfish office is located at 7817 Sheridan Road and is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment only.

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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 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit KingfishBaseball.com.