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Published On: April 16th, 2016

Kingfish Sign Infielders Sawyer Gieseke And Harry Shipley

Kenosha, Wis. – The Kingfish have padded their infield depth with two more signees. Sawyer Gieseke, from the University of Arizona, and Harry Shipley, from Purdue University, will join the team this summer.

Gieseke, a junior at Arizona, transferred from the University of San Francisco before the 2015 season and played for the Wildcats last season. He started three games for Arizona and appeared in 25 games off the bench. Defensively, he was a strong option, as he scored 118 putouts, good for fourth on the team.

In 2015, Gieseke played summer collegiate baseball in the California Collegiate League for the Walnut Creek Crawdads. There he had seven doubles, two triples, three stolen bases, and hit .214 on the year.

Shipley, college teammate of returning Kingfish player Adam Dressler, is in his sophomore season at Purdue. The Boilermaker was named freshman of the week last season and was just one of two players on the roster, to start every game.

By the end of the year, he settled into the leadoff spot and played 469 innings of shortstop. He hit .274 with 16 RBI and led the Big Ten in number of times being hit by a pitch with 16.

The Kingfish will open up play this summer at home against the La Crosse Loggers on May 31 at 7:05 CST. 

Single game tickets go on sale April 30th at 9am. Tickets and merchandise for the Kenosha Kingfish are on sale now. For more information on 7-game packs, season or group tickets, please visit or call 262.653.0900. The Ticket Office powered by Platinum Systems is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday at Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd. in Kenosha.


The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd 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 140 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 (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website.  For more information, visit