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Kingfish Show Resilience: Beat Growlers

 

Kingfish Show Resilience: Beat Growlers

 

Kenosha scored three runs in the eighth to take the victory.

 

Kenosha, Wis– The Kenosha Kingfish (14-11) defeated the Kalamazoo Growlers (8-15) 9-8 at Historic Simmons Field on Saturday, July 31st.

 

In the first game between these two teams in the second half, Kenosha struck first in the second off of a Xavier Watson (Illinois) RBI single to score Angelo Cantelo (Lewis University) to put Kenosha up 1-0.

 

Following a three run frame for Kalamazoo, Kenosha responded with three of their own on a Justin Janas (Illinois) 2-RBI single. The next batter, Chase Estep (Kentucky) singled to score Kirk Liebert (Kentucky) to put Kenosha back on top 4-3. However, in the fourth, TJ Williams (Notre Dame) tied the game on a solo shot. 

 

In the fifth, Cantelo responded with a home run of his own on a two-run shot to left to give Kenosha a 6-4 lead. However, Kalamazoo responded with two in the sixth and two in the seventh to take a two run lead into the late stages.

 

In the last of the eighth with two outs, Kenosha got the offense going. With two on, Liebert singled to score McKay Barney (Washington) to cut the deficit down to 8-7. Following a Janas walk, Estep walked as well to tie the game. The next batter Wyatt Crenshaw (Colorado Christian) walked to give the Kingfish the lead. Kalamazoo failed to respond in the ninth as the Kingfish salvaged the opener.

 

On the mound, Kingfish starter Ethan Peters  (Loras) threw three innings conceding three runs. Harry Deliyannis (Pomona-Pitzer) came on in relief allowing three runs in three innings pitched.  Randon Dauman (Minnesota) threw the seventh, conceding two runs. Jared Thompson (Illinois-Springfield) threw a shutout in the eighth frame and took the win. Nick Meyer (Dayton) got the save with a shutout ninth.

 

Kenosha will take on Kalamazoo tomorrow, Sunday, August 1. First pitch is at 1:05 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.