Kenosha Fights Back From Early First Inning Blunder
ROCKFORD, IL – The Kenosha Kingfish fought down from a three-run deficit to come out victorious 8-6 over the Rockford Rivets in field manager JT Scara’s homecoming.
During a 2-hour rain delay, Scara, in the visitors clubhouse for the first time, reflected on his time with the Rivets organization.
“Last season was truly a year that we’ll all probably never forget,” Scara said. “I was definitely proud to be a part of it and have nothing but good memories.”
Scara’s newest memory began with a win in his former home stadium.
Ole Miss infielder Reagan Burford led the Kingfish offensive effort. He went 2-for-3 with a pair of hits, runs and a solo shot that sparked a streak of eight unanswered runs for Kenosha.
Rockford returner and South Georgia State College outfielder Matthew Mebane was the highlight of the offense. Mebane went 2-for-5 with a run and three runs batted in.
Ole Miss reliever Mason Morris (1-0) registered the win for Kenosha. Morris gave up two runs on four hits with three strikeouts in a pair of frames.
Carthage College hurler Jake Hartman Jr. (0-1) took the loss for the Rivets, as he gave up five earned runs on three hits and six walks to give the Kingfish a lead they’d never surrender.
With the win, the boys in baby blue find themselves in a four-way tie with the Traverse City Pit Spitters, Kalamazoo Growlers and Kokomo Jackrabbits at 2-1 atop the Great Lakes East.
Meanwhile, Rockford is still in search of their first win and sits at the bottom of the subdivision at 0-3.
Both teams will go at it again on June 1 to wrap up the two game series with the first pitch scheduled for 6:35 p.m.
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