Kenosha Falls in Extras
MADISON, Wis. – In their first trip to Madison this year, the Kenosha Kingfish (5-7) fell 7-5 in extra innings to the Madison Mallards (10-3) Sunday evening.
The Mallards ended the game in walk-off fashion when Hunter Hisky hit a two-run home run to right field. The home run was the first on the season for Hisky.
Colton Johnson (Illinois State) started the game for the Kingfish, his third on the season. He was given a no-decision after going 4.1 innings, giving up six hits, five runs and striking out one.
At the plate, the Kingfish combined for 10 hits on the day. They struck for five runs and five hits in the fourth inning when they chased starter Dalton Marrow from the game. The inning started with a double from Connor Doyle (San Diego), a sharply hit ball down the third base line. On the very next pitch, Charlie Harrigan (Miami-Ohio) followed up with an RBI double of his own. Nick Elsen (Kent State), Mike Madej (NW Florida State), and Jack Yalowitz (Illinois) all also reached base thereafter.
Max Rimac (Cisco College) pitched well out of the bullpen, not allowing a run over 2.2 innings. Rimac only allowed soft contact as well, only giving up two hits in that time frame. At 7.0 innings pitched on the season, Rimac has still not allowed a run.
Zack Jones (Illinois) relieved Rimac in the eighth inning and pitched well throughout his third appearance with the team. In the tenth, the only two hits he allowed came off a single by Jayse McLean and the home run by Hisky.
The Kingfish come back home Monday evening, when they hose the Madison Mallards in the second half of a home and home series. Cale Cuddie (UW-Stevens Point) will be on the bump for Kenosha making his third start. The game can be watched online on Northwoods League TV and listened to as always 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.