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Kingfish Fall to Kokomo in Series Opener

 

Kingfish Fall to Kokomo in Series Opener

 

Kokomo can clinch a playoff spot tomorrow.

 

Kokomo, Ind.– The Kenosha Kingfish (18-15) fell to the Kokomo Jackrabbits (22-9) 14-2 at Kokomo Municipal Stadium on Monday, August 9th.

 

Looking to build off of their strong offensive performance from the day before, Casey O’Laughlin (Azusa Pacific) drove in McKay Barney (Washington) in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead.

 

In the bottom half, Kokomo put up two runs. The first was off of a Chase Meidroth (San Diego) RBI single that scored Gavin Grant (Oregon) to even the score at 1-1. Meidroth scored on a wild pitch later in the frame to make it 2-0. Kokomo added on three runs in the second to take a 5-1 lead.

 

In the fourth, Chris Santiago (Saint Mary’s) hit a two-run homerun to make it 7-1. They added two more to go up 9-1 at the end of four frames. Kokomo added on another four spot in the seventh and scored one in the eighth to take a 14-1 lead into the ninth.

 

In the ninth, Josh Beier (MSOE) grounded out to score Angelo Cantelo (Lewis University) to cut the deficit down to 14-2, but it was not enough

On the mound, Kingfish starter Keith Kutzler (Carthage) took the loss. He threw three innings conceding five runs. Harry Deliyannis (Pomona-Pitzer) came on in relief allowing four runs in one inning pitched. Nic Vitiritti (Carthage) threw 2.1 innings and allowed four runs. Reed Smith (Northwestern) allowed one unearned run in 1.1 innings pitched. Anthony Touhy (Aurora) got the last out in the eighth. 

 

Kenosha will take on Kokomo tomorrow, Tuesday August 10. First pitch is at 5:30 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.