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Kingfish Add Reese And Rand To 2016 Lineup

 

Kenosha, Wis. – The Kingfish will be bringing in some new hitters for the 2016 season. The Kingfish previously announced the returns of infielders Coffey and Westmoreland, but were still looking to fill in gaps from several off-season departures.

The first addition is Blake Reese, a switch-hitting freshman from the University of Florida. Reese hails from Tallahassee, Florida and attended Lincoln High School. He was ranked as the seventh best short stop in the state his senior year before committing to play with the Gators.

In high school, he graduated cum laude with a 4.27 GPA. He excelled on the diamond as well, as he was named to the Florida All-Region First Team and was a two-time all conference award recipient.

Tyler Rand is another new face that will be seen in a Kingfish uniform this upcoming summer. Rand is beginning his freshman year at the University of Texas and is hoping to add some depth to the Kingfish outfield.

Rand was a two-time all-district and Team Texas selection after hitting over .320 his last two high school seasons. Like Reese, Rand also excelled in the classroom, as he was a three-time member of the academic honor roll and an academic all-district selection as a junior. Both players hope to contribute to the Kingfish offense this summer.

The Kingfish will open up play this summer at home against the La Crosse Loggers on May 31 at 7:05 CST. 

Tickets and merchandise for the 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 Ticket Office powered by Platinum Systems is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday at Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd. in Kenosha.

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The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd 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 website.  For more information, visit www.kingfishbaseball.com.