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Kingfish Fire Up Bats: Defeat Kalamazoo 13-6

 

Kingfish Fire Up Bats: Defeat Kalamazoo 13-6

 

Kenosha snapped a three-game skid.

 

Kalamazoo, Mich– The Kenosha Kingfish (17-14) defeated the Kalamazoo Growlers (10-19) 13-6 at Homer Stryker Field on Saturday, August 7th.

 

Looking to rebound following a shutout loss, Kenosha got on the board right away on a Matt Korman (Wisconsin-Whitewater) single that scored McKay Barney (Washington) to take a 1-0 lead. Kenosha added on two more in the second frame when Josh Leslie (McNeese State) reached on an error to score Chase Gibson (William Woods) and Barney to increase the lead to 3-0.

 

After adding on another run in the third, Kenosha kept the offense alive in the fourth on a Xavier Watson (Illinois) triple to score Angelo Cantelo (Lewis University). Watson then scored on a wild pitch to increase the lead to 6-0.

 

In the bottom of the fourth, Kalamazoo crawled back scoring five runs in the frame to cut the deficit down to 6-5. However, Kenosha quickly added insurance in the sixth on a Korman sacrifice fly to score Leslie and a Gibson walk to score Cam Collier (South Florida) to increase the lead to 8-5. The Kingfish broke the game open in the seventh scoring four times starting with a Luke Stephenson (Elon) sacrifice fly. The next batter, Korman doubled to score Leslie and Collier. Later in the frame, Cantelo singled to score Korman to increase the lead to 12-6. Kenosha added on one more in the eighth, and held on to snap their three game losing streak

 

On the mound, Kingfish starter Mitch Waletzki (Minnesota-Duluth) threw four innings conceding five runs. Brady Kais (Columbus State) picked up the win allowing one run in four innings pitched. Nick Meyer (Dayton) threw a shutout in the ninth.

 

Kenosha will take on Kalamazoo tomorrow, Sunday August 8. First pitch is at 12:35 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.