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Published On: August 4th, 2018


MADISON, Wis. – The Kenosha Kingfish (34-31) held close with the Madison Mallards (45-20) all of Saturday’s game and even into extras, but the Mallards walked off the Kingfish to win 8-7.

Connor Doyle (San Diego) got the Kingfish on the board early with a home run on the very first pitch of the ballgame. It was the second home run for Doyle on the season, the second time Kenosha has hit a first pitch home run against the Mallards this season.

Later in the inning, Marty Bechina (Michigan State) brought home Scott Dubrule (Jacksonville) with a sacrifice fly.

The game was started by Denson Hull (Creighton) who had to leave in the third inning after 35 pitches in the second. Hull finished the game with four runs allowed, although all of them were unearned. He also had one strikeout and four walks.

Kenosha scored five runs in the fifth inning to retake the lead over Madison. The Kingfish sent ten batters to the plate that inning and had Bechina, Jack Yalowitz (Illinois), and Evan McDonald (Fairleigh Dickinson) bring runners home with walks.

The Kingfish were shut out the rest of the game but got good relief appearances from Cale Cuddie (UW-Stevens Point), Brady Kais (McHenry CC), and Alex McIntosh (UW-Milwaukee). Kais went three innings and only gave up one hit with three strikeouts.

The Kingfish come back home Sunday evening for the season series finale against the Madison Mallards. First pitch is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. and the game can be followed online on Northwoods League TV and on Ustream 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 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.