Kings Win Langsdorf League Championship

August 10, 2011

The longest three-game championship series in Langsdorf League history resulted in a fifth straight title for the Kenosha Kings.

Wisconsin State League

The longest three-game championship series in Langsdorf League history resulted in a fifth straight title for the Kenosha Kings.

Randy Johnson notched two victories in one day as the Kings finally finished off the West Allis Nationals Tuesday at Carthage Field.

The Kings completed the suspended Game 2 with a 5-4 victory in 17 innings before claiming an 8-4 win in the championship game.

39 innings of ball

The three-game series lasted 39 innings. The Kings lost the series opener 1-0 in 13 innings Thursday at Simmons Field and played another marathon Saturday in West Allis before the game was halted 4-4 in the top of the 14th inning due to a city ordinance.

Needing two victories in one day, the Kings turned to Johnson once again.

The right-hander pitched four dominating innings in Game 2 and remained on the mound to toss five effective innings in the title game. Johnson pitched eight shutout innings in Game 1.

Big fifth does it

In the final, the Kings broke a 2-2 tie with a five-run fifth inning. Jason Dennis, Mark Cibrario and John Hasser delivered back-to-back-to-back RBI doubles and Jason Acevedo followed with a RBI single.

Dennis ripped a two-run double to left-center field just moments after botching the Kings’ second of two failed suicide squeeze attempts in the game.

Johnson allowed four hits and two runs (both earned) with one walk and eight strikeouts.

Dennis went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a walk and two runs scored.

Paul Pulera went 3-for-5 with one run scored, while Hasser went 2-for-4 with one RBI.

17 inning victory

In Game 2, Johnson pitched four perfect innings with two strikeouts as the Kings finally broke a 4-4 deadlock with a run in the 17th inning.

Kyle Frye led off with a single, advanced to second on a throwing error and eventually scored from third on a wild pitch from West Allis pitcher Kyle Knaust.

Johnson retired the Nationals in order in the 17th inning and benefited from a game-ending, diving catch by Frye in right field.

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