Bobbers Top Kingfish in First K-Town Home Game
KENOSHA, Wis. – The K-Town Bobbers (2-2) evened the Kenosha Series on Saturday night with a 15-5 win over the Kenosha Kingfish (2-2) at Simmons Field.
K-Town jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single by James Shimashita (San Jose State) driving in Nick Gonzalez (USF) and a 3-run home run by Drew Benefield (Dallas Baptist University).
The Bobbers extended their lead 5-0 in the 2nd, after Gonzalez grounded out and drove in Jordan Schulefand who started out the inning with a double.
The Kingfish responded in the top of the third with two runs on three hits. Kai Murphy drove in McKay Barney on a single and Justin Janas (Illinois) drove in Barr making the score 5-2.
In the fourth inning, K-Town exploded with five runs on six hits and extended their lead 10-2. Schulefand led off with a solo home run and Justice Bigbie (Western Carolina) drove in a run with a double. Baldwin and Kraus singled in runs, and Kraus finished the inning by scoring on an error by the Kingfish.
Kenosha put across one in the top of the fifth on a ground ball by Barney that scored Alex Helmin (Arizona State) who led off the inning with a triple.
K-Town went up 13-3 after scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth taking advantage of two wild pitches and two passed balls.
The Kingfish scored their final runs of the night in the seventh inning on a solo home run by Helmin and a sacrifice fly by Justin Janas (Illinois) that scored Barr.
Harris scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning and Benefield drove in his fifth run of the night on a single to the outfield putting K-Town up 15-5.
Reliever Andy Neu got the win for the Bobbers pitching three innings and allowing one run while striking out one.
Mitch Waletzki took the loss for the Kingfish in his first start pitching only the first inning and allowing four runs on four hits.
The Kingfish and Bobbers finish up the first leg of the 2020 Kenosha Series on Sunday at Simmons Field. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 PM CT with the Bobbers hosting.
The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 25-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 200 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 (MIA). 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.