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Kingfish Headed to Playoffs

 Kingfish Headed to Playoffs 

Tickets on sale tomorrow at noon.

Kenosha, Wis. – The Kenosha Kingfish are headed to their first ever Northwoods League Divisional Playoffs after defeating the Lakeshore Chinooks 2-1 Tuesday night at Simmons Field. 

Needing a win to clinch the first half division title and a playoff berth, Manager Duffy Dyer turned to 2014 Northwoods League All-Star pitcher Rico Garcia. The Hawaii native pitched an absolute gem, throwing seven innings of two hit ball while whiffing four Chinooks along the way.  Garcia seemed to be in a groove all night, jamming Lakeshore hitters and striking out four. Always reliable Ryan Orr came in to slam the door shut for the Kingfish on the Chinooks in the last two innings.  The righty pitched two perfect innings of relief to earn the save and lower his ERA to 0.71 on the year. 

The Kingfish (23-13) mustered up just enough offense to claim the victory in this one.  Both Kingfish runs came in the bottom of the third inning.  With two outs, Brody Westmoreland singled and then stole second base.  Zach Weigel then singled home Westmoreland and advanced to second to make it 1-0 Kingfish.  Nick Sergakis followed with an RBI single and that was all the Kingfish needed. 

For the Chinooks (17-15), Sterling Koerner took the loss after pitching seven innings while giving up two runs on five hits.  Zarley Zalewski had the lone RBI for Lakeshore on the night.

By capturing the first half division title, the Kingfish clinch home field advantage for the first game of the Northwoods League Divisional Playoffs round.  The game is slated for Monday, August 10th at 7:05pm at Simmons Field.  If the Kingfish advance past the first game of the Northwoods League Divisional Playoffs, they would play again Tuesday, August 11th with the location to be determined. If the Kingfish were to win the second game, they would advance to the best of three Summer Collegiate World Series, August 13th-15th

With a playoff berth now officially clinched, Kenosha Kingfish playoff tickets will be on sale tomorrow, Wednesday July 1st at noon. Tickets can be purchased at Kingfishbaseball.com, by calling 262.653.0900 or at the Kingfish ticket office powered by Platinum Systems at 7817 Sheridan Road in Kenosha. 

Ticket purchases for playoff games that are not played will be refunded or credited towards 2016 tickets. Customers will only be charged for games that are played. Season ticket, Founders Club, 7-Game Pack and corporate season ticket holders are guaranteed tickets for the four potential postseason contests, and will have until Friday, July 3 to opt out of their tickets or add additional tickets for the games. Priority seating will be determined based on the date of original ticket package purchase.

The Kingfish ticket office powered by Platinum Systems office is located at 7817 Sheridan Road and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The Kingfish ticket office Powered by Platinum systems is open from 8:30am until the end of the game on home game dates. For more information on 7-game packs, season or group tickets, please log on to kingfishbaseball.com or call 262.653.0900.

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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.  For more information, visit www.kingfishbaseball.com.