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Kingfish Release 2016 Schedule

Kingfish Release 2016 Schedule

 

Kingfish to Host Season Opener on May 31st at 7:05 pm

 

Kenosha, Wis. – The Kenosha Kingfish of the Northwoods League have announced the schedule for the 2016 season. The Northwoods League will once again play a 72-game inter-divisional schedule.

The Kingfish will open their season at home for the first two games on May 31st and June 1st at Historic Simmons Field against the La Crosse Loggers. The Kingfish play 14 home games in May/June, 15 in July, and 7 in August. This summer’s Kingfish schedule features 18 games on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

The first half of the season will be complete at the end of play on Tuesday, July 5th, with the second half beginning on Wednesday, July 6th. The first and second half division winners from both the North and South will meet in a best-of-three Divisional Playoff Series on August 15th thru August 17th. The North and South Division Champions will then meet in a best-of-three series for the Summer Collegiate World Series on August 18th thru August 20th. In 2015, the Kingfish won the Northwoods League Summer Collegiate World Series.

The Kingfish will play a split-double header on both June 20th and August 1st, against the Lakeshore Chinooks. On June 20th the Kingfish will play at Lakeshore at 11:35 am and then host the Chinooks at Historic Simmons Field at 7:05 pm. On August 1st, the first game will start in Kenosha at 12:05 pm, followed by the second game at Lakeshore at 6:35 pm.

A new team in Rockford, Illinois will join the Northwoods League in 2016, with the franchise in Alexandria dropping out.  With the change, the La Crosse Loggers will transition to the North Division, with Rockford playing in the South. The North Division franchises include the Eau Claire Express, Thunder Bay Border Cats, Waterloo Bucks, Mankato MoonDogs, Duluth Huskies, Willmar Stingers, La Crosse Loggers, St. Cloud Rox, and Rochester Honkers. The South Division is comprised of the Kingfish, Madison Mallards, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, Green Bay Bullfrogs, Lakeshore Chinooks, Wisconsin Woodchucks, Kalamazoo Growlers, Battle Creek Bombers and the new franchise in Rockford.

The Kingfish will play their inter-divisional games against the Waterloo Bucks and the La Crosse Loggers.

Single-game tickets for all Kingfish home games will go on sale Saturday, April 30th.

The Kingfish sold out 30 of 33 games in the 2015 season and the only way to guarantee tickets to the best games is to purchase a 7-game pack. All-you-can-eat 7-game packs and season tickets are on sale now. To purchase your 7-game pack contact Tyler Drees at the Kingfish ticket office by calling 262-653-0900 or emailing Tyler@KingfishBaseball.com.

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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 (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.