Kenosha Leans on Strong Pitching to Build on Win Streak
Green Bay, WI – The Kenosha Kingfish defeated the Green Bay Rockers 2-1 at Capital Credit Union Park to take game one of the two-game set.
With the victory, the boys in baby blue have now won a season-best four straight contests. This is also the longest streak in the Great Lakes. Adam Pottinger’s punch single up the middle handed his team a lead in the fifth that they would not give back.
Bobby Atkinson (Heartland Community College) led Kenosha’s offense, as he tied the game at one run a piece with a solo shot to the opposite field in the fourth frame.
Kendal Ewell (University of Kentucky) was a bright spot at the plate for Green Bay. He went 1-for-3 and scored the lone run for his squad.
Eckerd College southpaw Jake Stipp (1-1) earned his first win with the Kingfish after his most impressive outing yet. Stipp gave up just one run on two hits in five and a third innings of work, and the bullpen behind him didn’t give up a single runner the rest of the way.
Missouri Southern State University hurler Kyle Stoddard (2-1) was tagged with the loss after allowing a pair of runs on three hits with seven strikeouts in six frames of work.
With the win, Kenosha (13-13) sits at fourth place in the Great Lakes East; they are now just 3.5 games behind the division leaders in Traverse City.
Green Bay (15-12) still sits in first place in the Great Lakes West, but they are now in a three-way tie at the top with Madison and Wausau.
These two teams will finish off their four-game season series tomorrow, June 25, at 1:05 PM CST.
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. Now in its’ 30th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 24 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, 300 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 (NYM), 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 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at watchnwl.com and on ESPN+. For more information, visit www.greenbayrockers.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rockers as your favorite team.