Published On: June 23rd, 2017

KENOSHA, Wis. – The Rockford Rivets got out to an early lead, but eventually dropped their third straight game, in a 5-2 loss to the Kenosha Kingfish at Simmons Field Thursday night.

The Rivets (13-10) opened the scoring in the second inning when JC DeMuri (Quincy), who doubled to lead off the inning, scored on a wild pitch. DeMuri doubled again in the fourth inning and came around to score on Hunter Feduccia’s (LSU-Eunice) RBI double. Rockford hit five doubles as a team and held a 2-0 lead entering the bottom of the fifth inning.

Rivets starter Evan Snyder (Parkland) cruised through the first four innings, allowing just one hit, but ran into trouble in the fifth. Snyder allowed the first five batters he faced in the fifth to reach base, and was chased from the game after getting just one out in the inning. The Kingfish scored all five of their runs in the fifth inning, all off Snyder.

The Kingfish (15-9) held onto that 5-2 lead the rest of the way to win the game and sweep the series with the Rivets. Michael Costanzo (Austin Peay) started for Kenosha and got the win, allowing just two runs and striking out seven batters over six strong innings. The Kingfish bullpen combined to throw three shutout innings in relief of Costanzo.

The Rivets open up a four-game homestand Friday at 6:35 p.m. against the Green Bay Bullfrogs.

The Rockford Rivets are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League, which will play its 24th season of summer collegiate baseball in 2017. The Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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, 160 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals), two-time World Champion Ben Zobrist (Chicago Cubs) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (Boston Red Sox), Jordan Zimmermann (Detroit Tigers), Curtis Granderson (New York Mets) and Lucas Duda (Mets). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website, 

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