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Right Handers Hecht and Michalik to Join Kingfish Staff

Right Handers Hecht and Michalik to Join Kingfish Staff

Kenosha, Wis. – The Kingfish have further bolstered their bullpen for the 2016 season with a pair of signings. Charlie Hecht from Georgia College and State University and Kyle Michalik from The Ohio State University will take the field in Kingfish uniforms this summer.

Hecht hails from Johns Creek, Georiga originally. As a freshman at Georgia College, he towed the slab 11 times and picked up 4 wins. He struck out 24 and walked 20, and opposing batters hit .315 off of him over the course of the season. Hecht’s 4.81 ERA was good for second on the starting rotation.

Following in the footsteps of players such as Pat Porter, Nick Sergakis, Zach Ratcliff, and Shea Murray, another Ohio State Buckeye will be joining the Kingfish. This time, it is Kyle Michalik: a sophomore from Brunswick, Ohio. Michalik made 18 appearances out of the bullpen last year for Ohio State, and notched an ERA of 2.84. In his 19 innings of action, he only allowed 6 runs and 5 walks.

Both pitchers will join a Kingfish staff that posted a team ERA of 3.82, in 2015 which was 5th best in the Northwoods League last year. 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 kingfishbaseball.com 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.

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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 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 www.kingfishbaseball.com.