Kingfish Pitchers Hit Hard Again, Lose To Wisconsin 10-1
KENOSHA, Wis. – The Kenosha Kingfish (28-24, 6-11) dropped their fourth straight game and fifth in their last six on Monday as they fell to the Wisconsin Woodchucks (21-31, 6-11) at Historic Simmons Field by a score of 10-1. In their last four contests, the Kingfish have been outscored 27-2.
Kenosha jumped ahead first in this game after second baseman Carson Breshears (Gonzaga) hit a lead-off double down the first base line and came around to score two batters later on an RBI single by designated hitter Derek Bangert (Bradley).
From there, however, the game quickly turned in favor of Wisconsin. The Woodchucks scored for the first time in the second inning after reaching with their first three hitters of the frame. It appeared they were on track to score a second run when third baseman Chad Fleishman (Lamar) lifted a fly ball to left center with a runner at third base and nobody out, but a strong throw from the gap by Kenosha center fielder Jack Yalowitz (Illinois) after he made the catch gunned down the runner trying to score and kept the game tied.
Unfortunately for Yalowitz and the Kingfish, that missed run by Wisconsin was soon rendered moot by a five-run rally fueled by seven hits in the third inning for the Woodchucks.
The offense kept coming for Wisconsin throughout the middle innings, scoring two more runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings. The only Kingfish reliever to hold the Woodchucks scoreless on Monday was right-hander Austin Bodrato (Florida), who started the game in left field and went 1-for-4 at the plate before going to the mound in the eighth inning and pitching two shutout innings.
Bangert’s first inning single extended his on-base streak to 49 games, while Yalowitz turned in a 1-for-3 showing at the plate with a walk.
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