Kenosha, Wis. – Fresh off of a Northwoods League title, the Kenosha Kingfish are reloading before the 2016 season commences. The Kingfish will be joined by several familiar faces, as Ryan Orr and Brendon Allen will be returning to Kenosha.
Brendon Allen was a key entity of the Kingfish pitching rotation down the stretch a season ago. Allen turned in a season record of 4-2 with a 3.46 ERA. He was able to put together a successful summer in Kenosha after missing three weeks with an injury. After making his return, Allen pitched with a vengeance as he posted an ERA of 2.16 over his last seven appearances.
Allen’s last start in the Northwoods League Playoffs was one of his strongest, as he held the Madison Mallards to one run in six innings of work. Allen is back at Eastern Illinois University competing in his redshirt junior season.
The most reliable arm in Duffy Dyer’s bullpen a season ago, Ryan Orr, will also be back in a Kingfish uniform for the 2016 summer. Orr may have been the surprise of the summer last year as he put together an impressive campaign.
Hailing from Kalamazoo College, a Division III school in Michigan, Orr was a mid-season and post-season All-Star for the Kingfish. He made 26 appearances out of the bullpen and had an ERA of 1.39.
Kingfish pitching coach Stephen Huff praised Orr for having better fastball control than any other pitcher on the roster. After Orr finishes up his sophomore season with Kalamazoo College, he hopes to return to his dazzling ways in Kenosha.
The Kingfish will open up play this summer at home against the La Crosse Loggers on May 31 at 7:05pm CST.
Tickets and merchandise for your Kenosha Kingfish are on sale now. For more information on 7-game packs, season or group tickets, please visit kingfishbaseball.com or call 262.653.0900. The Kingfish office is located at 7817 Sheridan Road and is open 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday.
The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, 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 140 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 (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.