Bobbers Take Kenosha Series Lead on 7-1 Win
KENOSHA, Wis. – The K-Town Bobbers (3-2) defeated the Kenosha Kingfish (2-3) on Sunday afternoon at Simmons Field to take their first lead in the 2020 Kenosha Series.
K-Town opened the scoring in the first inning on an RBI single by James Shimashita (San Jose State) that scored Brett Harris (Gonzaga) to go up 1-0.
The Bobbers added to their lead in the fourth inning on an RBI fielder’s choice by Jordan Schulefand (University of Richmond) and an RBI single by Walker Jenkins (Missouri State).
K-Town went up 4-0 in the fifth inning when Harris scored on a sacrifice fly by Drew Benefield (Dallas Baptist University).
In the sixth inning, Mitchell Buban (UW-Milwaukee) scored Kenosha’s only run on an error by Bobbers shortstop Nick Gonzalez (USF) making the score 4-1.
Jenkins put the game out of reach in the seventh with a bases clearing 3 RBI double putting K-Town up 7-1.
Riley Wikel (MSOE) got the win for the Bobbers pitching 1.1 shutout innings.
Kai Murphy (Arizona State) took the loss for Kenosha in his first start. Murphy pitched 4.0 innings and allowed three runs on five hits.
Harris finished the game going 4-5 and scoring two runs while Shimashita went 3-4 with an RBI.
The 2020 Kenosha Series resumes on Thursday night at Simmons Field at 6:05 PM CT.
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.