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Rivets Lose 8-5 as the Kingfish Find the Long Ball

Kenosha, Wis. – The Rockford Rivets lost 8-5 to the Kenosha Kingfish in their final road game of the season on Saturday night at Simmons Field.

The Kingfish scored their first five runs off of two home runs and then scored two more with two different sacrifice flies. By that point, the Kingfish led 7-0 and the Rivets were never able to recover.

“We left way too many guys on base tonight,” Rivets’ Manager Brian Smith said, “We had plenty of scoring opportunities to keep that game closer than it was.”

The failed comeback attempt was helped by a heap of Rivets crossing the plate in the latter innings. Ryan Cole was a big factor on offense going 3-4 with a run scored. Zach Sehgal, Jimmy Day, Brennan Reback, and Logan Michaels were all able to cross the plate as well. Kian O’Brien led the offense with two RBIs.

The Rivets play their final game of the season tomorrow at home in Rivets Stadium. First pitch for that one is 1:00 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.