Kenosha Triumphs Over Kokomo in 14-13 Shootout
Kokomo, IN. – The Kenosha Kingfish prevailed over the Kokomo Jackrabbits in a back and forth, extra-innings contest Thursday night.
With a total of 26 runs between the two teams, there was absolutely no short of offense in this matchup. Kenosha set a season record for runs scored in a game with 14.
Kenosha’s star player at the plate was Vytas Valincius, who managed a 5 hit night with 3 RBIs. Valincius is currently hitting .368 over 38 at bats, and collecting 7 RBIs.
Kenosha was able to tie it up in the third inning due to on RBI from Valincius and two RBIs from Lance Trippel. From then on, it was a continuous offensive battle between the two teams. Kenosha was up 3 runs in the ninth when newcomer Brandon Nigh, a sophmore at Oakland University, sent one into the seats for a two-run shot. However, Kokomo scored 3 to tie it up in their half of the frame and sent this ballgame to extras.
The Kingfish were able to score 2 in the top of the tenth, and while the Jackrabbits managed a run of their own in the last half inning, Kenosha held on to win the game with a final score of 14-13 in 10 innings of play.
With this win, Kenosha climbs to only one game under .500 with a record of 5-6. They are tied with Kokomo for fourth place in the Great Lakes East division.
Kenosha will once again take on Kokomo on Friday night with first pitch at 6:05 p.m.
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