Listi Leads Kenosha to Much Needed Victory
Traverse City, MI – The Kenosha Kingfish came out on top in a 4-3 nail-biter over the Traverse City Pit Spitters at Turtle Creek Stadium Tuesday night.
With the victory, the Kingfish put an end to a four-game losing streak and split the two-game set with their division foes.
They also improved to 11-5 in games where they scored first, as the Pit Spitters’ three-run response in the sixth frame didn’t prove to be enough.
Dom Listi (North Central College) is making one of the most electric entrances in Kenosha history. The lefty went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with a run scored and two runs batted in. He is now 5-for-7 with two runs scored, a home run and three runs batted in through his first two games under Field Manager JT Scara.
Camden Traficante (Embry Riddle Aeronautical University) led Traverse City with a productive day at the plate. He went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI double and extended his hitting streak to six games.
University of Kentucky southpaw Reed Gannon (1-1) picked up his first victory of the season after allowing no runs on two hits in two and two thirds innings of work. Gannon also struck out two in what was his longest Kingfish outing of the summer.
Eckerd College righty Tucker Shalley logged his league-leading ninth save of the season to put a bow on this team’s first win since a 6-5 home victory against Madison on July 6th.
University of Jamestown hurler Hayden Brown (1-1) entered the loss column for the first time with the Pit Spitters. He gave up the go-ahead run on three hits in an inning and two thirds.
With their second win in July, Kenosha (19-23, 2-7) still sits at the bottom of the Great Lakes East.
Traverse City (27-16, 5-3) now resides at third place in the East; they are a full game back of the division-leading Kalamazoo Growlers.
The Kingfish will now travel to Battle Creek, Michigan where they’ll take on the Battle Jacks for a four-game set across three days. Game one begins tomorrow, July 12.
First pitch is set to take place at 5:35 PM CST from MCCU Field.
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