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Published On: May 20th, 2016

Outfielders Bechina and Weeks to Join Kingfish

Kenosha, Wis. – The Kingfish have added two more hitters to the roster for the 2016 season, outfielders Marty Bechina and Wes Weeks.

Bechina is embarking on his freshman year in East Lansing with Michigan State University. He was a highly touted recruit coming from the Chicago area. His senior year in high school he was Named the Catholic League Blue Lawless Award winner after hitting .398 with 13 doubles, three triples and 32 RBI. Additionally, he was named co-MVP of the Catholic League/Public League All-Star Game in June 2015 after hitting a two-run homer.

So far at Michigan State, he has been a solid contributor, starting over 40 games for the Spartans. In those games he has hit about .275 with 2 HR and 21 RBI. His efforts have helped propel the Spartans to their current 29-11 record.

Wes Weeks signed a temporary contract with the Kingfish. He is a sophomore from Green Cove Springs, Florida and collegiate teammates with Hunter Alexander at St. Johns River State. To this point in the season, he has played 55 games for the Vikings. He has been a .310 as well, and has tallied 1 HR and 24 RBI.

Both Weeks and Bechina are expected to be key bolsters to the Kingfish outfield once the season starts. 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 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, 150 former 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