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Kingfish Defeat Rockford in First Game Back From All-Star Break

 

Kingfish Defeat Rockford in First Game Back From All-Star Break

 

Kenosha stays on pace in the Great Lakes East with Kokomo.

 

Loves Park, Ill– The Kenosha Kingfish (10-7) defeated the Rockford Rivets (6-9) 10-3 at Rivets Stadium on Thursday, July 22nd.

 

Following a three-day break, Kenosha got ahead early on a Justin Janas (Illinois) walk that scored McKay Barney (Washington). Two batters later, Mitch Jebb (Michigan State) doubled to score Vince Bianchina (Northwestern) and Carmine Lane (South Florida) to increase the lead to 3-0. The next batter, Cam Collier (South Florida), singled to score Janas and Jebb to put Kenosha up 5-0.

 

In the second inning, the Kingfish bats kept going. Janas singled to score Bianchina. The next batter, Chase Estep (Kentucky) singled to score Lane. Lastly, Jebb hit a sacrifice fly to score Janas to increase the lead to 8-0.

 

In the bottom half of the fourth inning, Rockford got on the board courtesy of a Brian Fuentes (Indiana State) home run. Rockford added one more in the fourth and another in the fifth to cut the deficit down to five, but Kenosha got two of those back in the eighth on a Bianchina double to score Barney. Bianchina later scored on a wild pitch.   

 

On the mound, Kingfish starter Bryant Bagshaw (Minot State) picked up the win going five innings allowing three earned runs. Clayton Johnson (Illinois) pitched two innings of shutout ball. Brady Kais (Columbus State) finished the job throwing two innings of shutout ball.

 

Kenosha will take on Rockford tomorrow, Friday, July 23. First pitch is at 6:05 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.