Green Bay Rattles Off Seven Unanswered to Snap Kenosha’s Win Streak
Green Bay, WI – The Kenosha Kingfish fell 8-2 to the Green Bay Rockers in a rain-shortened game for their first loss since June 21.
After the first two at bats wrapped up, a torrential downpour pushed the game back to a 4:05 PM CST resumption time.
Kenosha came out and scored in the first frame, but Green Bay put up seven of the next eight runs to snap Kenosha’s four-game win streak.
Cole Gober (Eastern Illinois University) served as the Kingfish’s spark at the plate. Gober went 2-for-3 with a walk as the only member of the offense to reach base three times.
Kyle West (West Virginia University) provided plenty of support for the Rockers’ offense. West went 1-for-2 with a three-run shot (his sixth of the season) and three walks on the day.
Dickinson College hurler Grayson Walker (2-1) earned the win to give Green Bay the victory; Walker was deemed the most effective reliever after giving up just one hit in four shutout innings of baseball.
UCLA southpaw Christopher Grothues (0-1) was tagged with the loss. Kenosha’s starter allowed three earned runs on six hits with three strikeouts in an inning and two thirds of work.
With the loss, Kenosha (13-14) remains at fourth place in the Great Lakes East, but they’re now four games off of the division lead.
Green Bay (16-12) sits in first place in the Great Lakes West, as they hold a tie with Wausau.
The Kingfish will head home to begin a stretch of six games in seven days at Historic Simmons FIeld. Tomorrow’s contest is against the Kokomo Jackrabbits with the first game beginning at 6:35 PM CST.
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