Power Surges in Kingfish Win
MADISON, Wis. – After their six game win streak ended last night, the Kenosha Kingfish (19-22) got back to their winning ways with a 14-6 victory over the Madison Mallards (29-14).
Six different Kingfish players hit home runs in the victory, the most in a game this season. At one point, the Kingfish hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning.
The game was started by Joe Vranesic (Wabash Valley) and what was his fourth start on the season. Vranesic continues his good run on the mound posting six innings and only allowing one run on four hits while striking out six Mallards in the process. Vranesic picked up the win, improving his record to 2-2.
Scott Dubrule (Jacksonville) led off the game with a bang when he pulled the very first pitch into the right field seats to put Kenosha up. The Kingfish scored another run in the inning on an RBI single from Will Wagner (Liberty).
Picking it up in the second, the Kingfish scored three more to make it a 5-0 ballgame. Devin Ortiz (Virginia), Cade Cabbiness (Oklahoma State), and Dubrule scored the runs in the inning.
The Mallards picked up one in the third but the Kingfish extended the lead by two on a Jack Yalowitz (Illinois) home run in the fifth. Yalowitz ended the day 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, and Northwoods League Player of the Night honors.
The Kingfish exploded for seven runs in the eighth innings, including the three home runs in a row. Wagner, Jack Weiller (Virginia), and Ortiz were the ones who hit the consecutive jacks. Evan McDonald (Fairleigh Dickinson) also contributed to the show with a three-run homer later in the inning.
With the win, the Kingfish are now tied for first in the South Division in the Second Half with the Lakeshore Chinooks (22-20). Kenosha finished in Madison tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. as they try to sweep the Mallards for the second time this season. The game can be listened to online for free on the Kenosha Kingfish Radio Network on Ustream.
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.