Pitchers Return To Kenosha For 2017
KENOSHA, Wis. – The Kenosha Kingfish have begun building their roster for the 2017 season and are excited to announce that three returning pitchers are among the first additions to the club. “We are proud to welcome these players back to Kenosha for another successful season,” states Kingfish General Manager Zac Pallissard. Right-handed pitchers Christian Bokich and Cole Erickson were members of the 2016 Kingfish, while Josh Serio returns from the 2015 Championship squad.
Serio was a star on Kenosha’s 2015 playoff squad and will hope to repeat that success again this summer. He finished the 2015 season with a remarkable 0.89 ERA in 40.1 innings spanning seven starts. He struck out 46 batters while walking 14 and allowing just 25 hits. He finished his season with 12.1 innings of three-hit shutout baseball across his final two starts of the season. Serio is currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Erickson, a junior at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point, was one of the steadiest presences on the mound for the Kingfish in 2016, leading the team in innings pitched (68) and strikeouts (52). Erickson’s best start of the year came on June 27th in the form of seven innings of shutout baseball against the Kalamazoo Growlers, in which he allowed three hits and struck out eight.
Bokich appeared in four games for the Kingfish in 2016, starting three of them. He compiled a 2.95 ERA in 21.1 innings pitched, striking out 13 and walking nine. His final start of the year was a seven-inning gem against the Wisconsin Woodchucks, during which he allowed one run on five hits. Bokich is currently a junior at Lee University in Tennessee.
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