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Published On: August 2nd, 2018


Kenosha, Wis. – The Kingfish (33-30) took on the Wisconsin Woodchucks (25-38) in a seven-inning doubleheader at Historic Simmons Field. They came away with wins in both games tonight, winning by a score of 3-2 in the first game and 9-2 in the second.

Kevin Napoleon (Butler) got the call in game one for the Kingfish, his third start on the season. He earned his third victory of the summer, going 5.1 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out two Chucks. Napoleon was relieved by Keanu Mendez (Concordia St. Paul) who earned his second save of the summer after pitching the last 1.2 innings, not allowing a hit or a run.

For the Woodchucks, Jake Gross (Northwood University) began game one, getting his tenth start of the year, but earning his fourth loss. He went four full innings, allowing three runs, two earned, and striking out one. Trey Horton (Georgia State University), finished game one for Wisconsin, going the fifth and sixth inning, allowing no runs on one hit.

Game two saw Brent Villasenor (University of Chicago) get his first start of the season, and it was a magnificent one. He went 6.1 innings, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out four. This earned him his first victory of the season. The only other pitcher needed was Matt Hamilton (Madison College) who pitched the final 0.2 innings, allowing no runs on no hits and striking out one batter.

Three pitchers came to the mound in the second game for Wisconsin, starting with Joey Hennessey (Palm Beach Atlantic). He got his third loss of the year after going 1.2 innings, allowing seven runs on six hits. Hennessey was followed by Frank Frate (Walsh University) who went the next 2.1 innings allowing one run on three hits.

The third and final pitcher for the Woodchucks was position player, Colton Bauer (University of Charleston). He had the most impressive night for Wisconsin, coming into pitch as an infielder and holding the Kingfish to one run on one hit in his two innings of work. The one run he gave up was a massive homerun from Carson McCusker (Oklahoma State).

Offensive stars over the two games for the Fish start with Marty Bechina (Michigan State). He went 2-4 on the day, including a two-run homerun in the second game, his third on the year. He added three runs and three RBI’s to his stat line. Jack Weiller (Virginia) also had a good day, going 3-6 including his seventh double and driving in three runs.

In their last ten games, the Kingfish are 9-1, running away with the South Division in the second half. At 20-9, their lead now expands to three games above the second place Madison Mallards. The Fish close out the season series against the Woodchucks Friday, August 3rd, looking to increase their lead above the rest of the division. First pitch from probable starter Kaleb Schmidt (Drury University) is set for 7:05 at Historic Simmons Field.

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