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Kingfish Fall to Kokomo in Series Opener

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

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Kingfish Fall to Kokomo in Series Opener

 

Kenosha falls to 9-8 on the season.

 

Kokomo, Ind– The Kenosha Kingfish (9-8) fell to the Kokomo Jackrabbits (7-10) 4-3 at Kokomo Municipal Stadium on Thursday, June 17th.

 

Looking to take the first game of the series, Kirk Liebert (Kentucky) doubled in the first inning to set up Justin Janas (Illinois) who drove him in. The next batter, Dustin Crenshaw (Grand Canyon) singled to score Cam Redding (Saint Louis) to give Kenosha a 2-0 lead after the first.

 

In the seventh inning, Luke Stephenson (Xavier) hit his first home run of the season and the teams’ fifth to give the Kingfish a 3-0 advantage.

 

In the bottom half of the seventh, Kokomo cut the deficit down to 3-2 on a Chase Meidroth (San Diego) double. They took the 4-3 lead on a Kingfish error in the eighth and the Kingfish were unable to respond in the ninth.

 

On the mound, Kingfish starter Dalton Wiggins (Marietta) had a no-decision throwing six innings of shutout ball. Randon Dauman (Saint Louis) pitched 0.2 innings allowing two runs. Brady Kais (Columbus State) pitched 1.1 innings conceding two runs.

 

Kenosha will take on Kokomo in the series finale on Friday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m EDT.

 

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.