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Five Perfect Innings for Rosenberg

Seth Rosenberg Fires Five Perfect Innings In Relief As Kenosha Defeats Kalamazoo 9-3

The Kenosha Kingfish (3-2) defeated the Kalamazoo Growlers (2-3) by a score of 5-3 at Historic Simmons Field on Saturday night to extend their winning streak to three games. The victory also helps the Kingfish stay undefeated at home for the year.

The Kingfish were carried to victory by right-hander Seth Rosenberg (Northern Kentucky), who pitched five innings in relief during the evening and retired all 15 hitters he faced. Rosenberg was forced to enter the game cold when the Kenosha starter, LHP George Faue (Northern Illinois), took a line drive to the shin in the third inning and had to exit the game.

Rosenberg struck out five hitters in his five perfect frames.

The Growlers got the scoring started on Saturday in the second inning, which began with Kingfish right-fielder Von Watson dropping a pop fly in the outfield. Faue struck out the next two batters, but then walked one and allowed back-to-back hits that scored two unearned runs.

Kenosha entered the bottom of the fourth down 3-0, and scored five unanswered runs the rest of the way.

The comeback started when a walk, a single and a hit by pitch loaded the bases with one out in the fourth for Kenosha. Third baseman Anthony Warneke (San Diego City) lifted a sacrifice fly to left that scored the first run, with centerfielder Connor Doyle (University of San Diego) doubling home a second run.

The Kingfish scored the rest of their runs in the sixth inning with the help of two walks, a single, a hit-by-pitch and another sacrifice fly. Right-handers Billy McKay and Alex Manasa pitched the eighth and ninth innings to nail down the win.

Doyle finished the evening 1-for-3 with a hit-by-pitch and two runs driven, while Warneke walked twice and drove in one. Designated hitter Tyler Paulsen went 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk and a pair of runs scored.

The Kingfish will go after their fourth consecutive win on Sunday when they take on the Growlers at 1:05p.m. Chicago Blackhawks national anthem singer Jim Cornelison will be on-site to perform the Star-Spangled Banner before the game. The day will also serve as Columbia College of Missouri Military Appreciation Day, as well as All Saints Catholic School Faith & Family Day.