Traverse City Rattles Off 13 Unanswered in Victory
Traverse City, MI – The Kenosha Kingfish lost 15-4 to the Traverse City Pit Spitters in game one of the final series between these two teams this season.
After Kenosha tied the game up at two in the top of the fifth frame, it was all Traverse City. The home team scored six runs in bottom of the fifth, six more in the sixth and another run in the seventh to break the game wide open.
Five different Pit Spitters had multiple hits, and five had multiple RBI in one of the best displays of offense the Kingfish have faced all season.
Colin Summerhill (Northern Illinois University) had the best day at the plate for Traverse City. The first baseman went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored while logging a team-best four RBI on the day.
Joe Muzio (Eckerd College) had his best game of the summer on offense. After only logging one hit in his first eight games of the season, the first baseman for Kenosha went 2-for-4 and went yard with a two-run shot in the ninth frame.
Quinn Berglin (1-0) out of Lawrence University was deemed the most effective reliever with an inning and a third of shutout baseball with a strikeout.
Riley Moran (0-2), a righty from Menlo College, took his second loss of the season after giving up six earned runs on seven hits in an inning of work.
The Kingfish (29-40, 12-24) have fallen in five of their last six contests and are last in the Great Lakes East with three games to go.
The Pit Spitters (40-29, 18-16) are winners of two of their last three games and sit at third place in the division. The 2021 Northwoods League champions are set to face off against either the Kalamazoo Growlers or the Rockford Rivets in the first round of the playoffs this season.
These two teams will finish out their season series with one last face off at 7:05 PM CST on Aug.10.
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, over 325 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.kingfishbaseball.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.