Troike Drives In Go-Ahead Run To Complete Sweep Of Chinooks
KENOSHA, Wis. – The Kenosha Kingfish defeated the Lakeshore Chinooks 4-3 on Tuesday to complete a home-and-home series sweep at Historic Simmons Field. With the win, the Kingfish improved their record to 5-3, while the Chinooks fell to 3-5 for the year.
Kenosha jumped on the board first in this one, scoring a pair of runs in the second inning on a 2-run bomb from designated hitter Derek Bangert (Bradley), his third homer of the season.
The Chinooks attempted to chip away from that point forward, finally getting to right-hander Quinn Snarskis (Saint Joseph’s) in the fifth inning. Snarskis began the inning with bookending walks around two strikeouts, before leadoff hitter Drake Ludin (Eastern Michigan) hit a two-run single that cut Lakeshore’s deficit in half.
Lakeshore tied the game off left-hander Seth Rosenberg (Northern Kentucky) on a wild pitch in the sixth inning, and took a lead in the seventh with the help of left fielder Connor Kimple (Oklahoma State), who started the inning with a leadoff triple. Three batters later, he scored on a sacrifice fly by third baseman Jacob Richardson (Southern Arkansas).
After that, it was Kenosha’s turn to rally, as left fielder Jack Yalowitz (Illinois) led the seventh off with a double and scored on an RBI single by third baseman Samuel Vega (Northern Illinois). The Kingfish retook the lead for good in the eighth inning on a go-ahead run-scoring single by shortstop Ben Troike (Illinois).
Snarskis tossed five innings in his start, allowing one run on three hits and three walks while fanning six. Rosenberg earned the win with three innings of relief, while Billy McKay (Florida) nailed down the safe with a perfect ninth.
Yalowitz finished the evening with three hits including a double and a run scored, while center fielder Connor Doyle also collected three hits and stole a base. Troike finished 2-for-4 with an RBI out of the ninth spot in the order.
The Kingfish will look to extend their win streak to three games on Wednesday when they welcome Battle Creek to Historic Simmons Field, with first pitch set for 6:35p.m.
The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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 170 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.kingfishbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Kingfish as your favorite team.