The Kenosha Kingfish played three Northwoods League games against the Growlers in Kalamazoo, Mich., in two nights and lost all three by a run.
After suffering a pair of 4-3 losses in a doubleheader Thursday night, the Kingfish fell to the Growlers, 6-5, on Friday night.
Kenosha dropped to 3-8 in the second half and 16-30 overall, while Kalamazoo improved to 9-3 and 25-19. The Growlers are in second place in the Great Lakes East Division.
Down 5-2 Friday, the Kingfish rallied with three runs in the top of the sixth inning to tie it at 5-5, but the Growlers responded with a run in the bottom of the frame, and that was it.
Tremper graduate Mitchell Buban went 3-for-5 with an RBI from the leadoff spot for Kenosha, Luke Stephenson smashed a two-run homer in the top of the fourth that gave the Kingfish a 2-0 lead and RJ Pearson drove in a run.
Sam Marhefke (0-3) took the loss for the Kingfish. DJ Moore (3-2) got the win for the Growlers, while Eamon Horwedel picked up his fifth save.
The Kingfish have two games before the All-Star break, at Simmons Field against the Lakeshore Chinooks at 6:35 p.m. tonight and at Lakeshore at 5:05 p.m. Sunday.
The All-Star break will be Monday through Wednesday, with the game scheduled for Tuesday in Waterloo, Iowa.
The Kingfish will then play two games in Wisconsin Rapids when they return from the break.