Schuster and McKenzie to Return to Kingfish
Kenosha, WI – February 9, 2015. The Kenosha Kingfish will return two contributing arms to the team in 2015. Paul Schuster (Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville) and Garrett McKenzie (St. Mary’s University) will be back in Kenosha again next season.
Schuster, a 6’3", 220-pound junior will join the Kingfish for his second season after putting up a solid 2014 campaign. The Willowbrook, Illinois native appeared in 23 games and finished the season with a 2.45 ERA with 39 strikeouts in 44 innings of work. He finished the season with 1-4 record and 10 saves.
Schuster will continue his career at SIUE this spring. Schuster saw action in a team-high 24 games out of the Cougar bullpen as a sophomore in 2014. He also converted a team-high four saves and finished with an overall record of 2-5 with a 7.11 ERA.
McKenzie, a 6'4", 235-pound senior from Aurora, Colorado will return to Kenosha for his second season after bolstering the Kingfish bullpen in 2014. He appeared in 20 games and finished the season with a 5.95 ERA in 22.2 innings pitched. He had 13 strikeouts and a 3-0 record.
McKenzie saw 26 innings on the mound as a relief pitcher in his first season at St. Mary’s University in 2014, striking out 27 batters. He recorded a team-best .200 opponent batting average and struck out a career-high four batters on three occasions. The transfer from Fort Scott Community College was also named to the 2013-2014 Heartland Conference Honor Roll.
Kingfish all-you-can-eat 7-game packs, season tickets and group tickets are on sale now. To purchase your 7-game pack contact Tyler Drees at the Kingfish ticket office by calling 262-653-0900 or emailing Tyler@KingfishBaseball.com.
The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit KingfishBaseball.com.