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Kingfish win fourth in a row

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The Kenosha Kingfish have been getting downright dominant pitching during their four-game winning streak.

And while the bats haven’t exactly been smoking, they’re getting enough key hits to make the pitching hold up.

That was the case again on Thursday night, as starter Ryne Blanton delivered five strong innings, three relievers combined to allow just a run and first baseman Alex Dunlap hit a two-out, go-ahead solo homer in the top of the eighth inning for a 3-2 Northwoods League road win over the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters at Witter Field.

Kingfish lose to Mankato in 13th

KENOSHA — For a moment in the ninth inning Sunday night, it looked like the Kenosha Kingfish would pull off an improbable comeback.

But in the end, it was visiting Mankato that came up big.

Kingfish rained out in La Crosse

The Kenosha Kingfish’s winning streak was put on hold by rain Thursday night.

Kenosha’s Northwoods League game at La Crosse was postponed and will be made up as part of a doubleheader Friday.

Five players with Kingfish ties drafted

KENOSHA — Five players with Kenosha Kingfish connections were taken in this week’s Major League Baseball Draft.

Pitcher Logan Sendelbach, who pitched in one game this season, and 2014 Kingfish players Chris Godinez, Steven Klimek, Pat Porter and Steven Sensley were drafted.

Kingfish win seventh in a row

Homer Stryker Stadium in Kalamazoo (Mich.) just sounds like a place where balls fly out of the park on a regular basis.

The red-hot Kenosha Kingfish belted two of their three home runs in the first inning and scored the game’s first 11 runs in coasting to a 12-8 Northwoods League victory over the Kalamazoo Growlers on Wednesday night before a crowd of 1,712.

Kingfish move into first place

Yes, it’s early, but the Kenosha Kingfish are in first place.

Paul Schuster tossed six innings of three-hit scoreless ball, and Kenosha scored all its runs in the first four innings on its way to a 7-1 win over the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters in front of 2,385 fans in a Northwoods League game at Simmons Field on Saturday night.

Kingfish make Battle Creek pay for intentional walk

Baseball players typically take it personally when the batter before them gets intentionally walked.

Faced with that scenario, Alex Borglin dished out some sweet revenge.

Battle Creek batters Kingfish

After getting stellar performances from their starting pitchers the previous two games, the Kenosha Kingfish didn’t benefit from a third consecutive such outing on Wednesday.

The Battle Creek (Mich.) Bombers tagged Kenosha starter Brendon Allen (0-2) for eight hits and five runs (all earned) in 41/3 innings en route to a 10-5 Northwoods League victory at C.O. Brown Stadium.

Zapata pitches Kingfish past Kalamazoo

Andrew Zapata did a great job of playing the baseball version of “Follow the Leader” for the second time in a week on Tuesday afternoon in Kalamazoo, Mich.

After Josh Serio threw six shutout innings in Monday night’s Kenosha Kingfish win, Zapata fared even better before a crowd of 4,052 at Homer Stryker Field. The 5-foot-11 right-hander from Staten Island, N.Y., took a no-hitter into the eighth inning as the Kingfish rolled to a 6-0 victory over the Kalamazoo Growlers to cap a series sweep.

Kingfish win third in a row

Nick Sergakis and Hunter Alexander each homered as the Kenosha Kingfish ran their winning streak to three with a 10-8 victory over the Lakeshore Chinooks on Friday night at Simmons Field.

Lakeshore jumped out to a 4-1 lead as it had five hits against Kenosha starter Anthony Olson, a Tremper graduate in the first inning.

Kingfish falter in opener

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KENOSHA — This was one Northwoods League season opener that the Kenosha Kingfish will definitely like to forget.

Kingfish roster: A lot of moving parts

Constructing a roster for a Northwoods League team involves a large amount of fluidity.

With many of each team’s players still competing with their college teams in postseason tournaments — especially those who play for notable NCAA Division I programs — the rosters for Tuesday night’s openers across the league might look nothing like what they will when the season comes to a close in August.

Things easier for Kingfish the second time around

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KENOSHA — Fog often settles over Simmons Field in the late spring and early summer, but as the Kenosha Kingfish begin their second season in the Northwoods League (7:05 p.m. Tuesday at home against the St. Cloud Rox) there is another thing lingering over the historic ballpark.

A sense of calmness.

Kingfish expect a big second season

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KENOSHA — Simmons Field was like a construction site on Friday afternoon, and Kenosha Kingfish general manager Jake McGhee was the foreman.

All around him, hammers pounded nails, saws whirred and cut and drills spun loudly. McGhee assured staffers that he’d signed for some merchandise. He answered questions and directed traffic with ease. Someone handed him a piece of pulled pork from the new smoker the team will use for concessions, and he sampled it with satisfaction.

Good feelings all around at Northwoods League fall meetings

RACINE — The faces milling about the lobby in the Racine Marriott on Thursday morning were mostly smiling.

If you’re affiliated with the Northwoods League right now, it’s hard not to possess an optimistic feeling.

A dozen Kingfish rank among Northwoods League’s top prospects

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KENOSHA — The Northwoods League announced its top 200 prospects from the 2014 season on Wednesday.

Bradley Smart from Smart on Sports compiled the rankings after consulting with all 18 of the league’s field managers.

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