Strong Start from Quinn Gudaitis Leads Bobbers to 5-1 Win
KENOSHA, Wis. –The K-Town Bobbers (5-5) tied the 2020 Kenosha Series on a 5-1 win over the Kenosha Kingfish (5-5) on Thursday night at Simmons Field.
K-Town struck first with two runs in the 3rd inning. With the bases loaded, Brett Harris (Gonzaga) drove in Walker Jenkins (Missouri Sate) on a sacrifice fly to left field for K-Town’s first run. Then Justice Bigbie (Western Carolina) followed with an RBI single, scoring Cam Cratic (Madison College), to put the Bobbers up 2-0.
K-Town plated two more runs in the 5th inning to extend their lead 4-0. Nick Gonzalez (USF) led off the inning with a single and scored on an error to put K-Town up 3-0.. Harris scored the Bobbers fourth run of the game on a fielder’s choice.
In the 5th inning, Kenosha’s Mitchell Buban (UW-Milwaukee) drove in Justin Janas (Illinois) to pull within three runs of the Bobbers, 4-1.
The Bobbers extended their lead to 5-1 in the 7th inning on a Jared Weber (Florida A&M) RBI double that scored Bigbie.
Quinn Gudaitis (Illinois Wesleyan University) pitched 5.0 shutout innings giving up just three hits and three walks while fanning seven Kingfish batters on his way to being named player of the night.
Bobbers reliever Luke Jaksich (Ball State) pitched a scoreless 7th inning and retired the side on strikeouts.
Andy Neu (UW-Milwaukee) continued the trend of scoreless relief pitching allowing no runs in the eighth and striking out two Kingfish.
K-Town closer Anthony DeFrancesco (Arizona Christian University) pitched a clean 9th inning with a strikeout to secure the win.
Kingfish starter Mike Edwards (UW-Milwaukee) took the loss pitching giving up four runs on six hits while striking out one in 5.0 innings.
The 2020 Kenosha Series resumes on Friday night at Simmons Field. First pitch is scheduled for 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 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.