Power Surges in Kingfish Win

MADISON, Wis. – After their six game win streak ended last night, the Kenosha Kingfish (19-22) got back to their winning ways with a 14-6 victory over the Madison Mallards (29-14).

Six different Kingfish players hit home runs in the victory, the most in a game this season. At one point, the Kingfish hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning.

The game was started by Joe Vranesic (Wabash Valley) and what was his fourth start on the season. Vranesic continues his good run on the mound posting six innings and only allowing one run on four hits while striking out six Mallards in the process. Vranesic picked up the win, improving his record to 2-2.

Scott Dubrule (Jacksonville) led off the game with a bang when he pulled the very first pitch into the right field seats to put Kenosha up. The Kingfish scored another run in the inning on an RBI single from Will Wagner (Liberty).

Picking it up in the second, the Kingfish scored three more to make it a 5-0 ballgame. Devin Ortiz (Virginia), Cade Cabbiness (Oklahoma State), and Dubrule scored the runs in the inning.

The Mallards picked up one in the third but the Kingfish extended the lead by two on a Jack Yalowitz (Illinois) home run in the fifth. Yalowitz ended the day 3-for-5 with a home run, two doubles, and Northwoods League Player of the Night honors.

The Kingfish exploded for seven runs in the eighth innings, including the three home runs in a row. Wagner, Jack Weiller (Virginia), and Ortiz were the ones who hit the consecutive jacks. Evan McDonald (Fairleigh Dickinson) also contributed to the show with a three-run homer later in the inning.

With the win, the Kingfish are now tied for first in the South Division in the Second Half with the Lakeshore Chinooks (22-20). Kenosha finished in Madison tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m. as they try to sweep the Mallards for the second time this season.

 

–Scott Preimesberger

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