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Weirather Dominates as Kingfish Even Series with Battle Creek

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

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Weirather Dominates as Kingfish Even Series with Battle Creek

 

Brock Weirather threw six innings allowing only one hit.

 

Battle Creek, Mich– The Kenosha Kingfish (13-11) defeated the Battle Creek Bombers (8-15) 5-4 at C.O. Brown Stadium on Thursday, June 24th.

 

Looking to even the series, Kenosha took the lead in the fifth inning when a wild pitch scored Casey O’Laughlin (Azusa Pacific). A few pitches later, Cam Redding (Saint Louis) hit an RBI triple scoring Mitch Jebb (Michigan State) to increase the lead to 2-0. A few batters later, Vince Bianchina (Northwestern) singled, plating Redding to give the Kingfish the 3-0 lead..

 

In the eighth inning, Kenosha added two more when an error scored Xavier Watson (Illinois). Redding then hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Jebb to make it 5-0. 

 

In the bottom half of the eighth and the ninth, Battle Creek scored two runs in each frame to cut the deficit to 5-4 and with the tying run on third base, Sy Snedeker (Princeton) flew out to the warning track to end the game and even the series.

 

On the mound, Kingfish starter Brock Weirather (Richmond) picked up the win going six innings of shutout ball while only allowing one hit. Dominic Hann (Michigan State) threw two innings allowing two runs. Brady Kais (Columbus State) pitched the ninth allowing two runs and claiming the save.

 

Kenosha will take on Battle Creek tomorrow, Friday, June 25 at 6:35 p.m EDT in a double header of two seven inning games due to a postponement of Thursday night’s contest.

 

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.