Kalamazoo Growlers dump parsimonious diversion to Kingfish 3-2


KALAMAZOO, MI – The Kenosha Kingfish were means to exist a Kalamazoo Growlers 3-2 in a diversion that featured good pitching from both sides. Kalamazoo starter JR Holloway pitched 6 innings of 1 hit, 1 run round while Kenosha’s starter Matt Boyer threw 5.1 innings of one run baseball, not needing a strike until a 4th. Kingfish reliever Justin Hasek pitched 2.1 innings with 4 strikeouts, mostly shutting down a Growlers try during a comeback.

The Growlers got a scoring underway in a initial inning when left fielder Matt Koehler grounded out to move in second baseman Michael Diffley. The Kingfish tied a diversion in a 6th, when catcher Jesse Wilkening strike a weal fly to move in core fielder Connor Doyle. The Growlers had a good possibility to lift divided in a home half of a 6th when they had a bases installed with one out. All 3 runners were stranded after a Kaleb Murphy strikeout and a popout by splash hitter Jason Sullivan.

The Kingfish took their possibility to take a lead in a 7th. Zach Vitkuske replaced for Holloway and a initial beat he faced reached on an blunder by initial baseman Mitch Bigras. Third baseman Tim Millard laced a round to left that only got over a conduct of Jack Duffy, scoring left fielder Coll Stanley. After Millard modernized to third, he scored on shortstop Ben Troike’s singular to make a diversion 3-1.

The Growlers answered in a bottom half of a inning. Third baseman Ivan Estrella came to a image with dual runners on initial and second. When Estrella singled by a 5.5 hole, a run came in to score, creation it 3-2. However, Connor Hollis was held adult during 3rd base, finale a inning. Billy McKay came on for a save for Kenosha and a diversion finished 3-2.

The Growlers and Kingfish will play again Wednesday, continue permitting, during 7:05 p.m. Stay tuned to a Growlers’ amicable media for updates on any probable delays as there is sleet in a forecast.


The Kalamazoo Growlers are a member of a excellent developmental joining for chosen college round players, a Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate joining is a largest orderly round joining in a universe with 20 teams, sketch significantly some-more fans, in a accessible ballpark experience, than any joining of a kind. A profitable training belligerent for coaches, umpires and front bureau staff, some-more than 180 former Northwoods League players have modernized to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award leader Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All joining games are ocular live around a Northwoods League portal. For some-more information, revisit www.growlersbaseball.com or download a new Northwoods League Mobile App on a Apple App Store or on Google Play and set a Growlers as your favorite team.

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