Trapino and Westmoreland Selected for 2015 Major League Dreams Showcase
Kenosha, Wis. — The Northwoods League has announced that Kingfish players E.J. Trapino and Brody Westmoreland are on the roster for the 2015 Major League Dreams Showcase, which will be hosted by the Madison Mallards at Warner Park on Tuesday, August 4.
The annual Showcase will consist of a double-header featuring the top players from the Northwoods League who were selected by a panel of Major League Baseball Scouts. The players will participate in a day of workouts in front of scouts, which will be followed by the double-header.
The first game will start at 4:05 p.m. and will match two teams featuring a mix of North and South Division players. The second game will start at 7:35 p.m. and will be played by two additional teams of North and South players. The visiting team for this game will be made up of players from Alexandria, Battle Creek, Wisconsin Rapids and Green Bay. The home team will have players from Madison, Lakeshore, Kenosha and Wisconsin.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Northwoods League Foundation. The Northwoods League Foundation utilizes the game of baseball to enrich the quality of life for children and families with an enduring and caring focus on Northwoods League communities.
Trapino has compiled a 2-1 record with a 3.25 ERA in 12 games, including six starts, this year. The lefty is averaging more than one strikeout per inning pitched, with 39 K’s in 38.2 innings. The junior at Wright State also has garnered two saves out of the bullpen.
Due to an injury, Westmoreland will be unable to participate in the Major League Dreams Showcase. Westmorland is hitting .236 with 29 hits, four home runs, 27 RBIs and 23 runs this summer. The freshman from San Diego State primarily plays shortstop and third base for the Kingfish. Westmoreland was drafted in the 36th round in 2014 MLB Draft by the Colorado Rockies.
Tickets for the event can still be purchased and are available at mallardsbaseball.com.
The Kingfish ticket office powered by Platinum Systems 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.
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 (KAN). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel. For more information, visit www.kingfishbaseball.com.