UW-Parkside vs. UW-Milwaukee Baseball at Simmons Field
Kenosha, Wis. – The UW-Parkside baseball team will host the UW-Milwaukee Panthers on Tuesday, April 22 at 6:05 pm in the first collegiate game to be played at the newly renovated Simmons Field. The historic facility has recently undergone $1.1 million renovations through a public-private partnership between the City of Kenosha and the Kenosha Kingfish. The 7-18 Rangers of the Great Lake Valley Conference will take on the 9-12 Panthers of the Horizon League with gates opening at 5:05 pm.
Tickets for this unique event will be just $5 and admission for UW-Parkside students is free with student identification. The Kingfish will be offering full concessions for the event.
This is the first collegiate game at newly renovated Simmons Field and the Kenosha Kingfish General Manager, Jake McGhee, is eager to see the two teams come together at the stadium, "Newly renovated historic Simmons Field is a community field and I am excited to open the gates for two great baseball programs like UWP and UWM."
UW-Parkside Head Coach, Daniel Esposito, shares this sentiment regarding the upcoming game, "We are excited for the opportunity to play at the newly renovated Simmons Field against a great opponent in UW-Milwaukee,” Esposito said. “Hopefully we can pack the park and give Kenosha an opportunity to see a good baseball game between the only division 1 and division 2 universities in the state of Wisconsin.”
Josh Serio, pitcher for UW-Parkside, will be playing for the Kenosha Kingfish this upcoming summer, after finishing out his season with the Rangers. "It is a great opportunity for Josh to play in a high caliber summer collegiate league like the Northwoods League,” Esposito said. “It is equally exciting to be able to keep him in the area playing for the Kingfish. I’m hoping Josh can help the Kingfish win plenty of games this summer.”
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 26th. 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 Cy Young Award Winner Max Scherzer (DET), and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), 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.