Kingfish Sign A Pair Of Red Birds
KENOSHA, Wis. – A pair of left-handed arms from Illinois State will be joining the Kenosha Kingfish this summer, as the team has added freshmen Brent Headrick and Colton Johnson for the 2017 season.
Headrick, a 6-foot-6, 185-pound pitcher from Custer Park, Illinois, has made six appearances on the mound for the Redbirds this spring. In those appearances, he holds a 5.59 ERA in 19.1 innings pitched with 11 strikeouts and seven walks. His four starts on the mound are tied for the most of anyone on the team.
Headrick was a three-year starter in high school and posted a 1.94 ERA in his senior season, striking out 118 batters in a state title-winning season. In his most recent outing, he pitched 4.1 innings against Xavier, allowing two runs while striking out six and walking just one.
Johnson, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound lefty from Kewanee, Illinois, has made eight appearances in his freshman campaign, starting two of them. He’s the owner of a 4.26 ERA in 19 innings, striking out seven and walking eight while allowing just one homer.
As a high school senior, Johnson was named to the All-State team after striking out 149 batters while holding a 1.92 ERA in 73 innings. He pitched three scoreless frames in a relief appearance for the Redbirds on March 12th.
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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