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Olson Gets the Nod Versus the Chinooks Tonight 7:05 p.m.

 

Kenosha, Wis. – The Kenosha Kingfish host the Lakeshore Chinooks for the return game of a home and home series at the historic Simmons Field on Friday, May 29th, with the first pitch at 7:05 p.m. Tonight is also Smith and Forge Wrestling Night with an appearance by WWE legend Jerry “The King” Lawler.  The Kingfish took the first game of the series last night in Mequon, 9-0.

Anthony Olson will get his first start on the year for the Kingfish.  The redshirt junior from Oakton Community College has appeared in one game for the Kingfish this season.  The hard throwing right hander is a Kenosha native and is excited about the opportunity to stay home and pitch in his hometown for the summer. 

Chinooks RHP Brian Keller will oppose Olson on the mound tonight.  Keller will be making his first start for Lakeshore.  The junior at UW-Milwaukee is originally from Germantown, Wisconsin.  Keller pitched for the La Crosse Loggers last summer in the Northwoods League.  

The Kingfish improved to 2-1 on the year after last night’s victory over the Chinooks.  Andrew Zapata went five and two thirds innings along with seven strikeouts to pick up the win.  A strong offensive performance was led by LF Eric Filia (3-5, 2 R), C Jake Whiting (3-4, HR, 3 RBIs), and RF Nick Sergakis (2-5, HR).  The Kingfish combined for 16 hits on the night.

Saturday the Kingfish host the Battle Creek Bombers at 6:05 p.m., with postgame Miller Lite fireworks immediately following the game. On Sunday, the Kingfish host Battle Creek at 1:05 p.m.  There will be a FLOW Parkour appearance during the game and a Petting Zoo sponsored by Jerry Smith Pumpkin Farm will also be at Simmons Field.

The Kingfish ticket office powered by Platinum Systems is located at 7817 Sheridan Road and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. For more information on 7-game packs, season or group tickets, please log on to kingfishbaseball.com or call 262.653.0900.

 

The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd 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 (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit www.kingfishbaseball.com.