KENOSHA, Wisc. – The Kenosha Kingfish have announced the addition of two hitters who are in their sophomore seasons at Illinois State University. Catcher Nick Zouras and outfielder Tyler Paulsen will each join the Kingfish after wrapping up competition this spring with the Redbirds.
Zouras, a 6’1”, 200-pound right-handed hitter, is a native of Park Ridge, Illinois, and was named a Baseball Factory top prospect during his high school playing days. He served as the backup catcher for Illinois State throughout last season, but has already been handed the reins of the full time starting job in 2017.
In 15 games, he’s put together a .258 batting average with an on base percentage of .377 with three doubles and a home run to go with 13 runs driven in. His RBI total ranks second-highest on the team.
Paulsen is a 6’5”, 210-pound right-handed bat from Channahon, Illinois who was a Perfect Game Second-Team All-American in his junior year of high school. He appeared in 15 games during his freshman season and finished the year with a perfect fielding percentage. Paulsen has appeared in five games this spring, starting four, and has hit a.200 in 16 plate appearances for the Redbirds.
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The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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, 160 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.kingfishbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Kingfish as your favorite team