Lefty Pitchers Harris and Weems to Join Kingfish Pitching Staff
Kenosha, Wis. – The Kingfish have signed two more left-handed pitchers to their staff. Joining the team in Kenosha for the 2016 summer will be Ty Harris and Avery Weems.
Ty Harris is a freshman at the University of Arkansas and calls Rogers, Arkansas his home. Coming out of high school, he was ranked in the top 300 prospects by Perfect Game, and in the top 30 of left handed pitchers. Even further, he was ranked the number four high school player to come out of Arkansas and the number one southpaw, making him a hot commodity.
His freshman year with the Razorbacks, he took the mound seven times in relief. He pitched 4.2 innings and allowed 5 earned runs to give him a 9.64 ERA.
Avery Weems has also been picked up by the Kingfish. He is a freshman at Yavapai College, a program that has produced pitchers like Kole Calhoun, Kyle Banks, and Curt Schilling. The Arizona Daily Sun named him “baseball athlete of the year” for his 1.56 ERA and .378 batting average.
Yavapai started 11 games over the course of his freshman year. He pitched 44.2 innings of action and posted a 4.43 ERA. He struck out 48 en route to a 3-1 record. Both lefties will be relied upon heavily to continue the success the Kingfish pitching staff put together last year. The Kingfish will open up play this summer at home against the La Crosse Loggers on May 31 at 7:05 CST.
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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.