Traverse City Scores Four Unanswered Runs For Victory
Traverse City, MI – The Kenosha Kingfish lost 5-2 to the Traverse City Pit Spitters in the first of a two-game set at Turtle Creek Stadium.
After Kenosha jumped out to a 2-1 lead, Traverse City scored the final four runs of the ball game to go up 4-1 on the season series.
The 2021 Northwoods League champions are now outscoring the visitors 41-16 in the 2023 season.
Dom Listi (North Central College) made an emphatic entrance in his Kingfish debut, as he sent a solo shot to center in his second at bat for JT Scara’s squad. Listi finished his day 1-for-3 with a walk drawn at the plate.
Glenn Miller (Eastern Michigan University) was the most dangerous man on offense all afternoon. He went 2-for-4 with a double and a season-high four RBI for the Pit Spitters.
California State University Stanislaus hurler Anthony Ramirez (1-1) got his first victory of the season with Traverse City after tossing a pair of shutout, hitless innings in relief.
Oakland University commit Brody Krzysiak (0-1) took the loss for Kenosha after giving up three earned runs through two and a third innings of work.
The Kingfish (18-23, 1-7) have dropped four straight contests and nine of their last 10; they now sit alone at the bottom of the Great Lakes East.
The Pit Spitters (27-15, 5-2) bounce back following a loss to Wisconsin Rapids on July 9; they hold a tie for the Great Lakes East lead with the Kalamazoo Growlers.
These teams will run it back tomorrow, July 11, for game two. First pitch is set for 6:05 PM CST.
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