Wausau, Wi. – The Kenosha Kingfish fell to the Wausau Woodchucks 8-6 on Wednesday night.
Wausau struck first in the first off of a Tyler Cox single that scored JC Ng to put them up 1-0. Chase Hug added insurance in the third when he scored on a wild pitch to put Wausau up 2-0.
Kenosha got on the board in the fourth when Nick Iannantone scored on a wild pitch to cut the gap down to 2-1. However, Wausau responded with two in the bottom half to claim a three run lead.
Kenosha tied the game in the sixth with three runs courtesy of a Zack Carinci single that scored James McCoy, a James Oman sacrifice fly that plated Iannantone and a Connor Hincks single that scored Carinci.
Wausau put up two in the bottom half off of a Chase Hug two-run homerun. They added on two more in the seventh before Kenosha put up one in the eighth off of a Zach Marriott groundout that scored Iannantone and one in the ninth off of a Kyle Carmack sacrifice fly that scored Hincks, but that gap held as Wausau salvaged the split.
Korey Bunselmeyer was credited with the win after throwing 2.2 innings allowing one run.
Kenosha pitcher Jake Jakubowski was charged with the loss after throwing three innings conceding six runs. He relieved Connor Blake who threw three frames allowing two runs. Luke Pfeiffer threw the seventh and eighth innings and didn’t allow a run.
Kenosha (12-14) will take on the Kalamazoo Growlers (8-17) in the series opener on August 4th. The first pitch will be at 6:35 p.m. CST.