Bigbie goes 4-4 in 9-6 K-Town Win over Kenosha

KENOSHA, Wis. –  The K-Town Bobbers (4-5) pulled within one win of tying the Kenosha Series on a 9-6 win over the Kenosha Kingfish (5-4) on Sunday afternoon at Simmons Field.

Walker Jenkins (Missouri State) started the scoring for K-Town on a solo home run to right field in the second inning.

The Kingfish answered in the bottom of the second by taking a 2-1 lead. Evan Albrecht (Purdue) scored the first run of the inning on an error by Bobbers second baseman Marcus Cline (UW-Milwaukee). Jack Thelen (UW-Milwaukee) drove in Kenosha’s second run of the frame on an RBI single.

The Bobbers took advantage of two errors in the 3rd inning by Kingfish shortstop Albrecht to take a 4-3 lead. Jared Weber (Florida A&M) drove in the first run on one of the errors and was followed by Cline with an RBI single and an RBI fielder’s choice by Jenkins.

The Bobbers extended their lead 6-2 in the 7th inning on a Justice Bigbie (Western Carolina) RBI single to right field that brought Jenkins home.

Kenosha responded with four runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game 6-6. Justin Barr (Akron) and Janas sparked the Kingfish offense with back-to-back hits to start out the inning. Thelen hit a double for Kenosha’s third straight hit to drive in Barr and pull the Bobbers lead down to 6-3. With one out Mitchell Buban (UW-Milwaukee) tied the game on a three run home run to right field.

K-Town took the lead in the ninth 8-6 on a bases clearing RBI triple by Drew Benefield (Dallas Baptist University) that scored Harris and Bigbie who led off the frame with back-to-back base hits. James Shimashita (San Jose State) added an insurance run for K-Town later in the inning by driving in Benefield for a 9-6 Bobbers lead.

Jacob DeLabio (Carthage College) took the loss pitching 1.0 inning and allowing three runs, all of them earned, on four hits.

Brandon McPherson (Northern Illinois University) got the win after pitching the 8th inning and recording two strikeouts.

Anthony DeFrancesco (Arizona Christian University) slammed the door in the ninth for K-Town and earned the save. He finished with two strikeouts in the frame.

Thelen finished the game 3-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Bigbie went 4-4 for K-Town scoring one run. He also had a walk and an RBI.

The 2020 Kenosha Series resumes at Simmons Field on Thursday at 6:05 PM CT with the Bobbers hosting the Kingfish.

Free audio coverage of all 2020 Kenosha Series games can be streamed on the Kenosha Kingfish Radio Network Facebook Page while a streamed television production is available to watch on the Northwoods League Baseball Network.

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 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.