Kenosha defeats Burlington Tuesday night in a close game
Close game ends with Kenosha taking down Burlington
Kenosha Kings 9 – 7 Burlington Barons
The Kenosha Kings got out to a five-run lead in the fifth inning and held on for a 9-7 victory over The Burlington Barons on Tuesday. Burlington scored five runs in the failed comeback on a single by Aaron Steinhoff in the seventh, a error in the seventh, and a home run by Brandon Watkins in the ninth.
The base paths were crowded in this high-scoring game. Kenosha collected 13 hits and Burlington Barons had 10. Kenosha got things moving in the first inning. Travis Vanderwall drove in one when he singled.
Kenosha tallied three runs in the fifth inning. Kenosha batters contributing to the big inning included Vanderwall, Aaron Schauer, and Justin Paasch, who all drove in runs.
Burlington scored three runs in the seventh inning. Steinhoff and Bryan Sturdevant all contributed in the big inning with RBIs.
Brandon Jeffery earned the victory on the mound for Kenosha. He lasted four innings, allowing five hits and two runs while striking out three and walking one. Brennan Ray, Pete Hyde, and Tyler Moilanen all put in work in relief out of the bullpen, steering their team towards the victory. Ray recorded the last six outs to earn the save for Kenosha.
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