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Woodchucks Walk-off Kingfish in Series Finale

 

WAUSAU, Wis. – Isaac Quinones of the Wisconsin Woodchucks (3-3) singled in the bottom of the Ninth to bring home the winning run and defeat the Kenosha Kingfish (3-2) 2-1.

The game was started by left-handed pitcher Denson Hull (Creighton) who shined in his second start with the Kingfish. The south paw went 5.2 innings, striking out nine batters and only allowing five hits. Hull was pulled in the sixth inning after throwing 94 pitches. He was relieved by left-handed pitched Brady Kais (McHenry CC).

At the plate, the Kingfish were able to score a run of off Wisconsin starter Jake Gross in the fifth inning to take the first lead of the game. It started with a one out double by catcher Evan McDonald (Fairleigh Dickinson) into the wind and right field corner. Leadoff hitter and center fielder Connor Doyle (San Diego) followed suit in the next at-bat by placing one in the same right field corner. Mike Madej (NW Florida State) brought McDonald home with a sacrifice fly.

The Woodchuck bats were kept silent for most of the day by the Kingfish pitching staff. Wisconsin ended the day with 13 runners left on base. Eventually, in the eighth inning, Peter Ahn hit a pinch hit double that scored first baseman Alex Toral from second base to tie the game at one.

In the ninth, the Woodchucks quickly got runners on base after an error and a hit by pitch. In the very next at-bat, Quinones blooped a single to right field and the winning run came home to score on a throwing error back into the infield.

After the loss, the Kingfish still stand just a half game out of first place in the Northwoods League South Division. Tomorrow, they travel to Green Bay for a two game series against the Bullfrogs. Both games will be at 6:35 pm CT and available to listen to on the Kenosha Kingfish Radio Network.

The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods 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 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  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.
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