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Kingfish Fall to Rockford in Game 71

 

 

Kingfish Fall to Rockford in Game 71

 

Kenosha will wrap up their season tomorrow.

 

Loves Park, Ill.– The Kenosha Kingfish (19-18) fell to the Rockford Rivets (14-20) 15-5 at Rivets Stadium on Friday, August 13th.

 

Looking to build off of the double digit victory from the night before, Kenosha struck first on a Matt Korman (Wisconsin-Whitewater) sacrifice fly that scored Wyatt Crenshaw (Colorado Christian) to put the Kingfish up 1-0.

 

In the bottom half, Rockford added three on a bases-clearing, three-RBI double from Kevin Bushnell (Benedictine) to put Rockford up 3-1.

 

In the bottom of the third, Rockford added six runs. Four came on a Johannes Haakenson (Concordia-Wisconsin) single and score on an error that scored three additional runs. At the end of the frame, Rockford led 9-1.

 

Following a two-run fourth for Rockford, Kenosha got four runs back in the fifth on a Korman grand slam to cut the deficit down to 11-5. However, Rockford added four more runs later in the game to take the penultimate contest.

 

On the mound, Kingfish starter Mitch Waletzki (Minnesota-Duluth) took the loss. He threw three innings conceding nine runs, four were earned. He also set the single-season Kingfish strikeout record at 60. Harry Deliyannis (Pomona-Pitzer) came on in relief allowing three runs in two innings pitched. Nic Vitiritti (Carthage) threw one inning of shutout ball. Anthony Touhy (Aurora) pitched the seventh conceding two unearned runs. Nick Meyer (Dayton) threw the eighth, conceding one run. 

 

Kenosha will take on Rockford tomorrow, Saturday August 14. 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.