Kenosha, Wis. – The Rockford Rivets could never seem to get going in a 19-7 loss to the Kenosha Kingfish on Monday night at Simmons Field.
The runs for the Rivets were flying off the bat of first baseman Wyatt Mascarella. He went 2-5 from the plate with four RBIs on the day. Parker Bates, Kian O’Brien, and Jacob Vander Wal all scored multiple times for Rockford.
The bats for the Kingfish came early and often as they scored in every inning but the second and the sixth. They really drove the nail in the coffin with an eight-run spot put up in the bottom of the eighth.
“It’s a toss-up every night,” said Rivets’ Manager Brian Smith, “But you got to tip your cap to these guys, you don’t hit four home runs in a game by accident.”
The Rivets take on the Kenosha Kingfish again on Wednesday, August 8th. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM.
The Rockford Rivets are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in its 25th anniversary season, 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, more than 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.rockfordrivets.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Rivets as your favorite team.