Kingfish Drop both Games of Doubleheader to Traverse City
Traverse City, Mi. – The Kenosha Kingfish fell to the Traverse City Pit Spitters 5-4 in game one and 6-2 in game two on Thursday night.
In game one, Traverse City plated two runs in the first off of a Marshall Toole single that scored Brennen Dorighi and a wild pitch that scored Colin Summerhill. Kenosha replied in the third off of a Parker Stinson RBI groundout that scored Zac Rice to make it 2-1. However, Traverse City got two runs back in the bottom of the third off of a Dorighi double that scored Camden Traficante and a Toole single that scored Dorighi.
Traverse City added one more in the fourth and took a 5-1 lead into the ninth where Kenosha scored three runs courtesy of a Josh Leslie double that scored Taylor Darden and a Jay Beshears fielder’s choice that plated Leslie and Rice, but the comeback fell short as Kenosha dropped the matinee.
Duncan Lutz was credited with the win after throwing five innings allowing one run.
Kenosha pitcher Nick Ferazzi was charged with the loss after throwing 6.2 innings conceding five runs. Connor Blake relieved Ferazzi, throwing 1.1 innings of shutout ball.
In the nightcap, Kenosha put up the first run of the game in the second inning on a Brady Counsell RBI-groundout that scored Darden. Traverse City responded in the bottom of the second off of a Glenn Miller sacrifice fly that scored Summerhill to tie the game at 1-1. They took the lead in the fourth off of a Toole double that scored Dorighi to make it 2-1. They added on one more in the seventh courtesy of a Trey Truitt RBI-triple that scored Miller. Kenosha responded in the eighth off of a Bobby Atkinson RBI-single that scored Drake Westcott to cut the gap down to 3-2. However, Traverse City added on three in the bottom of the eighth that included a Camden Traficante two-run home run to go up 6-2, which held for the rest of the game.
Ryan Insco was credited with the win after throwing 2.2 innings allowing zero runs.
Kenosha pitcher Bryant Bagshaw was charged with the loss after throwing seven innings conceding six runs. Jake Jakubowski relieved Bagshaw, throwing one inning of shutout ball.
Kenosha (9-10) will take on the Traverse City Pit Spitters (14-4) in the series finale on July 29th. The first pitch of game one will be at 7:05 p.m. EST.