Kenosha, Wis. – The Kenosha Kingfish (9-17) take down the Wisconsin Woodchucks (8-19) for their second straight victory.
Starting for the Kingfish was Denson Hull (Creighton) who came into the game with a 2-0 record and an ERA of 2.85. His night ended after three innings, giving up four runs, three of them earned, on five hits and striking out four. Max Rimac (Parkland CC) came in relief of Hull and shut the Woodchucks down for 3.2 innings, awarding him his first win of the year. His outing totalled 58 pitches, allowing no runs and five hits, while striking five.
Josh Serio (UW-Milwaukee) was next on call for the Kingfish, finishing off the Woodchucks by going 2.1 innings while allowing no runs on two hits. His efforts awarded him his third save of the year.
The Wisconsin Woodchucks gave Mason Cole (Texas A&M) the ball to begin the game. He went two innings and had to be taken out due to the Northwoods League pitching restriction by throwing 35 pitches in the second inning. Alex Stodola (UW-Stevens Point) came in after and only went one inning after giving up four earned runs getting him the loss.
The rest of the pitchers for the Woodchucks were Everett Hurst (FIU) and Branson Hall (St. Mary’s University). The two combined for five scoreless innings, allowing only one hit and four strikeouts.
The offense was lead by Ben Troike (Illinois) who went 2-4 with a double, two runs and two runs batted in. Fellow collegiate teammate of Troike, Jack Yalowitz (Illinois) added a hit to the totals along with two more runs batted in.
This offensive exploded in the third inning for four runs, making it the second night in a row that the Kingfish scored more than five runs.
The Fish look to extend their winning streak when they take on the Wisconsin Woodchucks in game two of this series, first pitch set for 7:05.
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.