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Kingfish Fall to Green Bay in Series Opener

 

Kingfish Fall to Green Bay in Series Opener

 

Green Bay scored runs in their first five innings.

 

Ashwaubenon, Wis– The Kenosha Kingfish (2-1) fell to the Green Bay Booyah (3-0) 13-5 at Capital Credit Union Park.

 

Looking to keep their second half perfect, Green Bay put up two runs in the bottom of the first to take a 2-0 lead. However, Kenosha responded in the top of the second on a Chase Estep (Kentucky) RBI double that scored Cam Redding (Saint Louis). The next batter, Vince Bianchina (Northwestern) singled to score Luke Stephenson (Xavier) and even the score at 2-2.

 

In the bottom of the second, Green Bay had their most productive inning putting up five runs that consisted of a Jake Berg (Jacksonville University) two-run home run to take a 7-2 lead. Green Bay added one in the third before their second long ball came in the fourth courtesy of Kaden Hollow (Dixie State) that made the score 10-2.

 

In the fifth, Green Bay pushed around their last runs of the game on two home runs. The first was a two-run blast from Nadir Lewis (Princeton) and a solo shot from Brendan Ryan (Texas A&M Corpus-Christi) to take a 13-2 lead.

 

In the top half of the eighth, Kenosha started a late comeback attempt. Estep singled to score Kirk Liebert (Kentucky). Bianchina then grounded out to score Redding. The next batter Dustin Crenshaw (Grand Canyon) drove in Stephenson and cut the deficit down to 13-5, but it wasn’t enough as Green Bay took the opener.

 

On the mound, Kingfish starter Brock Weirather (Richmond) took the loss, pitching 3.0 innings, conceding eight runs, seven of them earned. Mitch Waletzki (Minnesota-Duluth) came on in relief, throwing two innings, conceding five runs. Jared Thompson (Illinois-Springfield) threw two innings of shutout ball. Lastly, Bryant Bagshaw (Minot State) threw one scoreless inning. Kenosha will take on Green Bay tomorrow, Friday July 9. First pitch is at 6:35 p.m CDT.

 

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.