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Published On: March 26th, 2014

Kenosha, Wis. — The Kenosha Kingfish have announced the signing of sophomore pitchers Trey Oest from the University of Tampa and Bobby LeWarne from George Washington University for the summer of 2014.

Oest, a 6”3”, 205-pound sophomore from Brandon, Florida, is joining to the Kingfish after his first season playing for the Spartans. The reigning Division II National Champion University of Tampa baseball program is off to a 23-1 start and is ranked No. 1 in the nation. Currently, Oest is 7-0 with a 2.47 ERA, throwing 44 strikeouts in 51 innings pitched. In 2013, Oest had a 5-0 record at the University of Virginia, while making 12 appearances on the mound. Oest is pursuing a Sport Management degree at the University of Tampa.

LeWarne, a 6’1”, 190-pound native of Des Moines, Iowa, will join the Kingfish after completing his season with the Colonials. LeWarne currently has a 2.89 ERA with 24 strikeouts in 28 innings of work. Last season, LeWarne posted a 3.66 ERA with 32 strikeouts in 39.1 innings of relief. LeWarne is studying Pre-Medicine at George Washington University.












The Kingfish will host their season opener against the Mankato MoonDogs on Saturday, May 31st at 6:05 pm at Kenosha’s historic Simmons Field. Single-game tickets will go on sale on Saturday, April 26.

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 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