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Comeback Kingfish: Kingfish Defeat Kalamazoo 8-7 in 10

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Thursday, June 3, 2021

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Comeback Kingfish: Kingfish Defeat Kalamazoo 8-7 in 10

 

Kenosha scored three runs in the ninth to force extra innings.

 

Kalamazoo, Mich– The Kenosha Kingfish (3-1) defeated the Kalamazoo Growlers (2-2) 8-7 (10 innings) at Homer Stryker Field on Wednesday, June 3rd. 

 

Looking to salvage the split, Kalamazoo struck first in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead which held until the third inning. In the third inning, Casey O’Laughlin (Azusa Pacific) tripled down the right field line scoring McKay Barney (Washington) to tie the game. Sean Tillmon (Concordia-Wisconsin) then drove in O’Laughlin to give the Kingfish the 2-1 lead.

 

Kalamazoo’s bats came alive in the fourth where they scored three runs to take a 4-2 lead. Kenosha was able to get one of those back in the top of the fifth courtesy of a Henry Kusiak (Missouri Southern) sacrifice fly that scored Barney to cut the deficit to 4-3.

 

Following a two-run seventh and a run in the eighth for Kalamazoo, Kenosha was down three in the ninth. With the bases loaded, Sam Beers (Concordia-Wisconsin) singled, scoring O’Laughlin and Kusiak to cut the deficit to 7-6. Josh Leslie followed later in the inning with an RBI single that scored Tillmon to tie the game and force extra innings.

 

In the tenth, Kusiak drove in Barney with two outs in the inning to give the Kingfish the 8-7 lead. Kalamazoo was unable to respond in the bottom half as the Kingfish took the comeback victory.

 

On the mound, Kingfish starter Trent Turzenski (Valparaiso) threw four innings giving up four runs. Hayden Fox (UW Whitewater) threw three innings of two run ball. Randon Dauman (St. Louis) got the win pitching two innings and giving up only one run. Mitch Waletzki (Minnesota-Duluth) picked up the save in the tenth, giving up zero runs and striking out one.

 

Kenosha will take on Traverse City at home on Friday, June 4 at 6:05 p.m

 

The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods 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 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. 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.

 

The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods 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 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.