KENOSHA, WI- La Crosse fell in extras to the Kenosha Kingfish tonight 5-4. Kyle Nelson (UC-Santa Barbara) made the start for the Loggers against Trevor Haas (Valparaiso) of the Kingfish.
Mason McCoy (Iowa) led off the game with a single. A wild pitch and a Jordan Zimmerman (Michigan State) groundout moved him to third. Will Savage (Columbia) reached first on a dropped third strike, scoring McCoy on the play. Savage scored on a dropped third strikeout by Chris Baker (Washington).
Zach Weigel (Seton Hall) was plunked by Logger starter, Kyle Nelson, on the first pitch of the bottom of the 1st inning. Two singles drove in Weigel to put Kenosha on the board early. With that run, La Crosse has given up at least one run in the 1st inning in their last five games. The Kingfish added another in the second on a leadoff home run by Brody Westmoreland (San Diego State).
Jordan Zimmerman got the 5th inning started with a single off new Kingfish reliever, Brendon Allen (Eastern Illinois). Will Savage advanced on a fielding error the second baseman. Alex Merritt (North Florida) loaded the bases with a single. Jordan Pearce (Nevada) bounced into a fielder’s choice double play, but Zimmerman did score on the play to give La Crosse a 3-2 lead.
Kenosha came right back in the bottom of the 5th. Alex Dunlop (Stanford) doubled to lead off the inning and scored on an Alex Borglin (Central Michigan) single.
La Crosse loaded the bases in the 8th on two hits by Zander Clarke (UCLA) and Ronnie Gideon (Texas A&M) and a walk. Mason McCoy walked in Zander Clarke for the third Logger lead of the game. Kenosha got out of the inning without any more damage.
Continuing a reoccurring theme tonight, Kenosha battled back with a leadoff single. Two wild pitches moved Zach Ratcliff (Ohio State) to third. Zach Weigel brought in the tying run on a single. Zander Clarke threw out a runner at home earlier in the inning. It ended up saving the Loggers as the game into extra innings.
Kenosha got a two-out walk off Liam Carter (Missouri) in the 10th inning. Zach Weigel scored from first on Nick Sergakis’ double to win the game.
The Logger starter, Kyle Nelson, went seven innings, yielding three runs, and struck out three batters. Mason McCoy moved up in the all-time Logger season record to tied for 7th in runs (43) and tied for 21st in hits (64). The Loggers drop to 2-3 in the second half and 21-18 overall. La Crosse looks to avoid the road series sweep in Kenosha tomorrow at 7:05. The pregame show on the Logger Radio Network starts at 6:30.