KENOSHA, WI. — Chase Wheatcroft stepped to the mound for the first time since opening day but found a different result against the Kenosha Kingfish on Monday.
The Pit Spitters (4-3) fell 6-2 in Kenosha after Wheatcroft allowed 10 hits and five earned runs in his three innings of work.
The Spitters' lead-off man Trey Vanderpool walked to start the game and stole second two pitches later. Vanderpool was scored by Mario Camilletti's single before the end of the inning.
Kenosha tallied a run in each of the first three innings before really getting to Wheatcroft.
To start the fourth, the Kingfish had their first four batters reach base — three by way of a single. Two more runs crossed in the inning before Kevin Hahn was substituted on the mound.
The Spitters scored their last run in the third inning when Camilletti crossed after reaching base via walk — he finished with two hits, a RBI and a run.
The Kingfish (2-5) added one more run in the sixth while shutting down the Spitters bats.
Evan Maday had two hits and Daniel Head tallied the other hit for TC. Hahn tossed three innings of relief, allowing two hits and one unearned run.
Kenosha's Kaleb Schmidt took the win from the mound and Nate Thomas had three RBI.
The TC Pit Spitters will face off with the Kingfish again on Tuesday before heading to Rockford to take on the Rams. They will host the Kingfish for another two-game series this weekend.