Kings knock off Sheboygan
July 13, 2012
Ryan Kennedy pitched six strong innings and combined with two relievers on a three-hitter as the Kenosha Kings defeated the Sheboygan A's, 5-1, in a Wisconsin State League game Thursday.
KENOSHA — Ryan Kennedy pitched six strong innings and combined with two relievers on a three-hitter as the Kenosha Kings defeated the Sheboygan A’s, 5-1, in a Wisconsin State League/Langsdorf League game Thursday at Simmons Field.
Kennedy (2-1) allowed two hits and one unearned run with three walks and five strikeouts. Jon Kleinmeyer tossed two shutout innings and Chris Wolcott pitched a scoreless ninth inning.
“They were pretty impressive,” Kings’ manager Tim Pulizzano said. “We have guys that are reliable and staying healthy.”
Jason Dennis went 2-for-4 with an inside the park home run and four RBI, while JT Schneider went 2-for-4 with a double.
The Kings (31-5) finished 15-3 in the Langsdorf and have six representatives in the Langsdorf League vs. Northeastern Wisconsin League All-Star Game 7:30 Friday night in Sheboygan.
Jason Bunton is the starting pitcher for the Langsdorf All-Stars. Also playing from the Kings is Kleinmeyer, Schneider, Tyler Eickmeyer, John Hasser and Paul Pulera.
The Kings play a critical four-game series with WSL powerhouse Lombard (Ill.) this weekend. The series begins with a 3:30 p.m. doubleheader Saturday at Simmons Field and concludes with a 5:30 p.m. doubleheader Sunday at Lombard.
The Kings hold a two-game lead in the WSL over the second-place Orioles.
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