The Northwoods League, an elite collegiate summer league, had their All-Star Week festivities down in Kenosha, WI where the Kenosha Kingfish play. The week started off with a home run derby, but this was no ordinary derby. The players were launching balls off a pier into Lake Michigan over a fence constructed of buoys! The hosting Kenosha Kingfish had their man, Marty Bechina (who plays for Michigan State), win the derby after blasting 6 dingers into Lake Michigan. I was lucky enough to attend both the home run derby and All-Star Game, and man it was an exciting two days. The Kenosha Kingfish hit it out of the park (and into the lake) while hosting the All-Star events.
After the derby on Monday, the All-Star Game was Tuesday at Historic Simmons Field in Kenosha, WI between the North and South Divison. The game got out to a rocky start after the North Division put on 7 runs in the first inning which included many errors (9 total in the game). After a rough first inning, it was very good baseball from there on out. The North Divison won 9-5 and both teams racked up 14 hits a piece.
It may not be Major League baseball, but this event was a lot of fun! Get out there and support your local baseball teams!
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