KENOSHA, Wis. — The Traverse City Pit Spitters tied a 12-year-old Northwoods League record Sunday by winning the team's 16th consecutive game.
Traverse City (28-13) fought for a 3-2 road victory against the Kenosha Kingfish to preserve its historic run.
The only other NWL team to win 16 straight games was the 2007 Madison Mallards.
And another win for the Pit Spitters! They defeat the @KenoshaKingfish to tie the @NWLbaseball record of 16 wins in a row💪 Back again tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. in Kenosha!16🔥#NewTeamNewFun ⚾️🍒Box score:https://t.co/Ld7lS3KGRW pic.twitter.com/jPgp5DIPk1— Traverse City Pit Spitters (@TCPitSpitters) July 8, 2019
The Pit Spitters staked an early 3-0 lead Sunday, with two runs in the first inning and one more in the second.
Centerfielder Jake Wilson hit a 2-RBI triple that scored Mario Camilletti and Michael Slaten, both of whom walked to reach base.
Drake Titus scored in the second inning on an error by the right fielder.
Austin Shea improved to 3-0 on the season for the Pit Spitters, lasting six innings. He allowed two runs on four hits and a walk. He struck out two.
Garett Simmons, Kevin Hahn and Evan Gates each worked a scoreless inning of relief, working around two walks without an out by Will Buraconak.
Kenosha threatened Traverse City's winning streak in the sixth inning, striking for a pair of runs on a 2-run home run by Mike Jarvis — his second blast of the season.
The Pit Spitters only mustered three hits in the game, but drew eight walks from Kingfish starter Caleb Larson, who lasted just four innings.
Traverse City will attempt to set the new Northwoods League standard for victories in another matchup with Kenosha (15-25) on Monday.