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Kingfish Sweep Jackrabbits

KENOSHA, Wis. – The Kenosha Kingfish (13-19) swept the Kokomo Jackrabbits (15-15) on Friday evening at Simmons Field, wrapping up a 6-0 win in a game that was suspended on Thursday night before cruising to a 13-2 victory in game two.

Ben Stephens (Eastern Illinois) came in when Thursday’s game resumed play and tossed three scoreless innings in relief of Gabe Bierman (Indiana), who delivered five scoreless innings on Thursday night.

Nate Seprosky (Rhode Island) preserved the 6-0 shutout win with a one-two-three ninth inning.

Jake Cosgrove (California-Irvine) kicked off the scoring for Kenosha in the second inning with a line drive single over a drawn-in Kokomo infield to score Zach Nogalski (Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Charles Middleton (Sierra) and give the Kingfish a 2-0 lead.

Brendan Hueth (Saint Joseph’s) tripled home Mitchell Buban (Wisconsin-Milwaukee) in the third inning. Then Connor Mang (New Mexico) picked up his first RBI of the summer on a base hit that scored Hueth. Nogalski drove in two more runs with a gap-splitting double. Cosgrove knocked in his second run in as many innings with an RBI groundout. Finally, Ethan Owens feathered a single down the right field line to plate Middleton and put Kenosha up 8-0.

Buban went 4-for-5 with two runs in game two.

Jackrabbits starter Owen Callaghan’s struggles against Kenosha this season continued. After allowing eight earned runs in two-plus innings on Friday, the Fishers, Ind. native has given up 18 runs (14 earned) in 6 2/3 innings against the Kingfish. He has allowed just two runs in 13 innings against the rest of the league.

Owens scored another run in the Kingfish in the sixth inning on a wild pitch to put Kenosha up 9-0.

Kingfish starting pitcher David Luethje (Florida) blanked the Jackrabbits over six innings, allowing three hits and two walks while punching out three.

Cosgrove scored Nogalski from first base on a double into the left field corner to extend Kenosha’s lead to 10-0.

Cosgrove went 2-for-4 and drove in four runs.

Logan Jarvis (Belmont) broke a 25-inning scoreless streak by the Kokomo offense with an RBI double. He was thrown out trying to stretch the double into a triple. The Jackrabbits got another run on a bases loaded walk to cut the deficit to eight at 10-2.

Jarvis went 3-for-5 with a pair of two-baggers in the game.

Mang clubbed a double deep to left-center field for his second RBI of the night. Then Middleton scored two more Kingfish with a double of his own to make the score 13-2.

Sam Marhefke (Loras) recorded the final four outs of the game to lock up the win.

Luethje got his first Kingfish win in game two, while Callaghan fell to 1-2 for Kokomo.

Six Kingfish put together multi-hit efforts in game two.

The Kingfish begin a four-game road trip on Saturday at Traverse City when the team takes on the Pit Spitters at 7:05 p.m. ET.