Power Surge Brings Kingfish 6th Straight Win
Kenosha, Wis. – The Kingfish (18-21) still can’t be stopped after taking down the Kalamazoo Growlers (25-15) by a score of 8-2. This victory now brings Kenosha’s current win streak to six games, which is the largest in the entire Northwoods League.
Trent Palmer (Jacksonville) got his second start of the season for the Kingfish on Sunday. He earned his first win of the season for his impressive effort of 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out six. His ERA on the season is a fantastic 1.35.
In relief for Palmer was Brent Villasenor (University of Chicago), one of the newer additions to the Kingfish rotation. He also had a very solid performance, going 2.2 innings allowing no runs on two hits and striking out four. His outing lowered his ERA to 3.86. After Villasenor was Colton Gordon-Zimring (Florida) who ended the game by pitching the ninth. He made quick work of the Growlers, allowing only one single hit in the inning.
For the Growlers, they put Jack Nelson (Boston College) on the mound to begin the game. He got knocked around by the Kingfish offense, giving up six runs through his 5.1 innings. Two of the three homeruns for the Fish were off of Nelson, leading to his second loss of the season.
Luke Boyd (Baylor) was next up for the Growlers, pitching one inning and giving up two runs on five hits. Next up was Dakota Roberts (Northwood) who went the eighth inning, allowing no runs on two hits.
An incredible outburst from the Kingfish offense helped lead the way for the six run victory, starting in the second inning with a solo homerun from catcher Evan McDonald (Fairleigh Dickinson). That was his only hit of the night, but he added another RBI on a sacrifice fly.
Another standout performance was from Shane Shifflett (Florida) who went 3-5 on the night, including a two-run homerun in the third inning. He had two more singles and also scored twice. The last homerun of the night was also a two-run bomb, this time from Jack Yalowitz (Illinois). His night ended with the line of 2-4 including his fourth double of the summer.
The Kingfish keep their momentum going by increasing their league leading win streak to six. They are atop the South Division standing for the second half, winning their first five since the midway point. The Growlers are intown Monday night, with the Fish hungry for another win at 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.