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Published On: July 20th, 2018


FOND DU LAC, Wis. – The final game of the year at Herr-Baker Field was a tough one for the Kenosha Kingfish (23-27), as they lost 4-2 to the home Fond du Lac Dock Spiders (32-19).

Trent Palmer (Jacksonville) got the start for Kenosha but had trouble finding the zone early. Palmer surrendered one run in the first inning but kept the door shut for his middle innings of work. Palmer was relieved in the fifth inning in the middle of a 3-2 count at the plate. His final line was 4.1 innings pitched with three runs allowed on six hits and one strikeout. It was the final appearance for Palmer before he represents the Kingfish at the Northwoods League All-Star Game in Kalamazoo, Mich. Tuesday.

Kevin Napoleon (Butler) came into work next and only allowed one run through 1.2 innings. Matt Hamilton (Madison College) closed out the game for Kenosha going two innings and setting down the side in order each time.

The Kingfish scored two runs in the seventh inning, both off of starter Jacob Kostyshock. Jack Yalowitz (Illinois) led off the inning with a walk, followed by a Marty Bechina (Michigan State) double and Will Wagner (Liberty) walk. Yalowitz was able to score on a wild pitch during the Wagner walk to plate the first Kingfish run of the game. Connor Doyle (San Diego) bounced a liner off of Kostyshock for an RBI single that brought home Bechina.

Kostyshock was down for an extended period of time after being hit by the line drive and showed to be in an immense amount of pain. Kostyshock was favoring his pitching elbow and left the game under his own power but an update has not yet been released.

Fond du Lac will return to Kenosha to finish up the season series late next week, on Saturday and Sunday.

Up next, though, for Kenosha is a trip to Rockford to take on the Rivets (21-30). First pitch is at 5:35 p.m. and can be listened to for free online 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 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.