Rockford Loses to Kingfish 8-3 in Final Game of Season
The Kingfish put up three runs in the first three innings to take an early lead. The Rivets would then put up two runs in the bottom half of the third and an additional run in the fourth to tie the game at three going into the fifth inning.
The Kingfish would then score in the fifth and sixth inning to make the score 6-3 and didn’t look back after that.
Kian O’Brien finished the game with one hit and two RBI’s for Rockford, and catcher Wyatt Mascarella managed to finish with two hits and a run.
The Rivets failed to make the postseason this summer but Manager Brian Smith said that the talent on this roster doesn’t match what the record showed.
“We had a better team than what the results showed and all these guys know it,” Smith said. “You can check box scores next spring and see how well these guys will do at their schools. This league allows them to grow, develop and find out what their weaknesses are and work on them. They hustled from day one to the last day and there is nothing more you can ask for.”
The Rockford Rivets would like to thank all their fans for their support this season.
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.