MEQUON, Wis. – After two straight games at Historic Simmons Field were rained out, the Kenosha Kingfish (10-17) continued their hot streak and beat the Lakeshore Chinooks (11-17) 3-1.
It was a pitcher’s duel from the start as Colton Johnson (Illinois State) took the mound for the sixth time this season. He faced off against Konnor Ash who came in with a 2.51 ERA.
Johnson twirled 5.2 innings of terrific baseball only giving up one run on three hits and striking out eight batters. Johnson picked up the win, his third on the season. Johnson now leads the Kingfish in strikeouts with 30 on the season, seven more than the pitcher in second.
Trent Palmer (Jacksonville) picked up right where Johnson left off coming in for an 11 out save. Palmer allowed only two hits to close out the game, striking out five in the process. Palmer’s ERA dropped to 0.93 in the flawless outing.
At the plate, the Kingfish struck first when Cade Cabbiness (Oklahoma State) doubled to lead off the third inning. Cabbiness now has three doubles on the season. Cabbiness came around to score the first run of the ballgame when Scott Dubrule (Jacksonville) hit his first of two singles up the middle for his sixth run batted in of the year.
In the fifth, the inning started out similarly to the third with a double. This time it was hit by Ben Troike (Illinois), his second of the year. Cabbiness followed that up with a walk and Dubrule loaded the bases with a single. Will Wagner (Liberty) hit an RBI single to short left field to score Troike and Evan McDonald (Fairleigh Dickinson) hit a sacrifice fly to left to score Cabbiness.
The Kingfish will take their three-game win streak back home Thursday night when they host the Green Bay Bullfrogs (11-19) for the first time this season. The games Thursday and Friday can be watched on Northwoods League TV and listened 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.