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Kingfish Bring Back All-Star Pitcher

Kingfish Bring Back All-Star Pitcher

The Kingfish have announced that pitcher Rico Garcia will join the team for the 2015 season.  Garcia was a Northwoods League All-Star last year for Kenosha and one of the most reliable arms for the Kingfish.

Last season, Garcia started 11 games and threw over 66 innings of work, compiling a 5-2 record along the way.  The ace was first on the team in strikeouts (52) and ERA (1.89) among starting pitchers. Garcia’s 0.98 WHIP was one of the best in the Northwoods League.  Along with his All-Star selection, Garcia was also picked as the 10th best prospect in the Northwoods League by the 18 Northwoods League field managers.

Garcia hails from Kapolei, Hawaii and attends Hawaii Pacific University.  As a junior this season, the right-hander went 6-4 with a 2.18 ERA in 10 games.  The hurler also struck out 87 batters and only allowed 26 walks.  Last year at Hawaii Pacific, Garcia set the school record for most strikeouts in a game (16) and in a season (74).  He was also named to the Second Team all PacWest team. 

Tickets and merchandise for your Kenosha Kingfish are on sale now. For more information on 7-game packs, season or group tickets, please visit kingfishbaseball.com or call 262.653.0900. The Kingfish Ticket Office powered by Platinum Systems is open from 8:30am to 7pm,Monday through Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday at Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Road in Kenosha.

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The Kenosha Kingfish are a member 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 (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.