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Kenosha Kingfish Sign Caleb Howell and Kyle Brooks

Kenosha, WI — February 6, 2014.  The Kingfish have announced that they have signed junior outfielder Caleb Howell from Eastern Illinois University and sophomore infielder Kyle Brooks from the University of North Florida for the summer of 2014.

howellHowell, a 5’11”, 165-pound native of Jacksonville, Illinois, will join the Kingfish after his third season with the Panthers. In 2013, Howell posted a .362 batting average with 20 RBIs, seven doubles, one triple, two home runs, and 29 total runs. Howell appeared in 46 games and made 45 starts last season. During his freshman campaign, he was named to the All-OVC Freshman Team, posting a .316 batting average with 20 RBIs and nine doubles. He played in 57 games, made 54 starts, was 4 for 11 in stolen bases, and led the team in runs scored with 37 for the season. Howell is majoring in kinesiology and business administration at Eastern Illinois University. 

brooksBrooks is a 5’8” 160-pound native of Alachua, Florida, completing his second season with the Ospreys before joining the Kingfish. Brooks had a very promising freshman campaign and was named Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American, All-Atlantic Sun Conference (Second Team) as well as Atlantic Sun Conference All-Freshman. Last season, Brooks posted a .307 in season average with a .341 average in conference.  Brooks played in 55 games, making 53 starts in his freshman campaign, with seven doubles, two triples, and two home runs. He ranked top-5 on the team in on-base percentage, triples, hit by pitch, sacrifice bunts, and stolen bases at North Florida, and recorded four games with a season-high three hits.

The Kingfish will host their season opener against the Mankato MoonDogs on Saturday, May 31st at 6:05pm at Kenosha’s Historic Simmons Field. Single-game tickets will go on sale in April.

Tickets and merchandise for your Kenosha Kingfish are on sale now. For more information on 7-game packs, season or group tickets, please log on to kingfishbaseball.com or call 262.653.0900. The Kingfish office is open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday at Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Road in Kenosha.

The Kenosha Kingfish are members 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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including MLB All-Stars Max Scherzer (DET), Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYY), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit www.KingfishBaseball.com.