Rafters lose on Kenosha walk-off
For the Rapids City Times
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters (20-26, 5-6 second half) dropped their third-straight game as the Kenosha Kingfish (22-23, 9-2 second half) walked it off in the ninth.
The Rafters took a lead in the eighth as Kenosha tied it up a half inning later and the Kingfish then delivered a walk-off double to win in the ninth 3-2.
Kenosha started the scoring in the first with an RBI groundout from Jack Yalowitz in the first. The Rafters tied it up in the fifth as Jake Dunham (Northern Illinois) scored on a wild pitch from Kingfish starter Trent Palmer. The cranberry and gold took the lead 2-1 in the eighth from a Jordan Wiley (Kalamazoo College) base hit to score Payton Robertson (Louisiana State Shreveport). Kenosha tied it up at two with an RBI single from Scott Dubrule in their eighth frame. After a leadoff walk and sac bunt put a Kingfish in scoring position in the ninth, Scott Wagner delivered the walk-off double.
Mason McReaken (1-2, 0.36 ERA) suffered the loss allowing the walk-off hit. Jack Zimmerman (2-1, 2.17 ERA) was given the win, pitching the final 1.1 innings before the bottom of the ninth.