Kenosha, Wis. – The Kingfish (17-23) put up 6 runs in the 8th inning to take the lead, and complete a 9-4 victory against Kalamazoo at home.
Kalamazoo opened the game up with 4 runs in the first inning, and things looked like they might get out of hand early. Kingfish starter Cole Erickson, however, had other ideas. He came back and gave up just one hit over the next 6 innings to keep the Growlers at bay.
Erickson finished the night with 7 innings of work. He allowed 4 hits, 4 earned runs, and struck out 4 as well. Adam Dressler pitched one scoreless inning of relief. The inning gives Dresser 11.2 consecutive shutout innings of pitching. Ryan Orr came on for the 9th and set the Growlers down 1-2-3.
Marty Bechina was the only Kingfish to get multiple hits, and went 2 for 5 with an RBI. Blake Reese, Micah Coffey, and Pete Schuler all picked up doubles on the night. 2 runs came home to score on Blake Reese’s double, which all but put the game away in the 8th.
Tomorrow afternoon, the Kingfish will host the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at 4:05 CT. The Kingfish will finish that 2-game series Monday night, before playing in Madison on Tuesday night.
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.
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.