Kingfish Infielders Westmoreland and Coffey to Return in 2016
Kenosha, Wis. – After officially announcing the return of pitchers Ryan Orr and Brendon Allen, the Kingfish are pleased to announce infielders Brody Westmoreland and Micah Coffey will be back in Kingfish uniforms for this upcoming summer.
Westmoreland’s time in Kenosha came to a premature end last summer as he had to return home with an injury in late July. To that point, Westmoreland, who just finished his freshman season at San Diego State, was hitting .236 with 4 HR and 27 RBI.
Midway through July, Westmoreland was hitting as high as .266 and really starting to see his power numbers develop. Westmoreland is looking to bounce back from his injury with his new team, the College of Southern Nevada.
Westmoreland’s unexpected injury in Kenosha was part of the reason the Kingfish needed to go shopping for infielders late in the season.
As a result, the Kingfish were able to find and bring in Micah Coffey, an infielder from the University of Minnesota. Coffey immediately settled into Duffy Dyer’s lineup and his .310 in 11 games.
Coffey helped push the Kingfish through the Northwoods League playoffs as he came up with a 2 out, 2 RBI double in the first round against La Crosse. The sophomore has been starting at third base for the Golden Gophers thus far this season and is looking to put together another successful campaign in Kenosha.
The Kingfish will open up play this summer at home against the La Crosse Loggers on May 31 at 7:05 CST.
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 office is located at 7817 Sheridan Road and is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment only.
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 in 2015, 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 120 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), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit KingfishBaseball.com.