Kenosha Wins Nail-Biter to Finish Season 31-41
Kalamazoo, MI – The Kenosha Kingfish came out on top 4-3 against the Kalamazoo Growlers to finish out the regular season.
The boys in baby blue started the season in similar fashion, defeating the defending Northwoods League champions 2-0 in the season opener.
Kenosha opened out the contest with a four-spot in the second frame. Kalamazoo answered with a pair of runs in the sixth frame and another in the seventh.
However, the exclamation point was provided by the league’s best door slammer in Tucker Shalley (Eckerd College), who logged his league-best 11th save.
Joe Muzio (Eckerd College) ended his summer on a high-note, registering his second multi-hit game in the last three contests. Muzio went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI to propel Kenosha to victory.
Newcomer Carson Byers (Miami University Ohio) caught fire at the plate in Kalamazoo’s regular season finale. He put up a 3-for-4 performance with an RBI in the evening.
College of Lake County southpaw Isaiah Terrell (1-0) earned the win after getting plenty of weak contact. Terrell allowed just two runs on seven hits with a strikeout through five and a third innings pitched.
Western Michigan hurler James Geshel (0-1) took the loss after allowing four earned runs with four walks in a pair of innings of work. Kellogg Community College pitcher Jake Ickes came in with seven shutout innings of relief.
The Kingfish (31-41, 14-25) wrapped up their season with a two-game sweep over the defending champs.
The Growlers (46-26, 25-11) put together their best regular season record in team history. They will now face off against the Traverse City Pit Spitters in the first round of the Northwoods League playoffs.
Game one of the three-game series begins on Aug. 13.
Details on the 2024 schedule will be released in the coming months.
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.