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The Battery Lifts the Kingfish over the Pit Spitters

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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The Battery Lifts the Kingfish over the Pit Spitters

 

Kirk Liebert hit a grand slam and the pitching staff combined for a two-hitter.

 

Traverse City, Mich– The Kenosha Kingfish (12-10) defeated the Traverse City Pit Spitters (14-7) 6-2 at Turtle Creek Stadium on Tuesday, June 22nd.

 

Looking to salvage the split, Kenosha took the lead in the first when Justin Janas (Illinois) drove in Mitch Jebb (Michigan State) to make it 1-0.

 

In the bottom half of the first, Traverse City took the lead on a balk and a Michael Stygles (Oakland) RBI groundout to make it 2-1.

 

In the second inning with the bases loaded, the Kingfish reclaimed the lead on a Kirk Liebert (Kentucky) grand slam that scored Henry Kusiak (Missouri Southern), McKay Barney (Washington) and Cam Redding (Saint Louis) to make it 5-2. Kenosha added one in the sixth inning when Jebb hit a sacrifice fly to plate Xavier Watson (Illinois) and increase the lead to 6-2. 

 

On the mound, Kingfish starter Trent Turzenski (Valparaiso) picked up the win going six innings and allowing two earned runs. Brady Kais (Columbus State) pitched two innings of shutout ball. Nick Meyer (Dayton) threw the ninth inning, conceding no runs.

 

Kenosha will take on Battle Creek tomorrow, Wednesday, June 23 at 6:35 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.