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Published On: June 5th, 2016

Kenosha, Wis. – It’s opening week in Wisconsin in the Northwoods League presented by Edvest.

On a muggy, Saturday afternoon at Simmons Field, the Kenosha Kingfish met the Waterloo Bucks on the diamond. Fog rolled in and made it impossible to finish the game in 9 innings, so the game was ended after 5, giving the Kingfish a 2-1 victory.

Derek Heffel took the mound for the Kingfish and made his first start in the Northwoods League. He pitched all 5 innings, allowed just 3 hits, and an unearned run. He was also making batters look foolish all night as he struck out 9.

Offensively, the Kingfish totaled 3 hits. Pete Schuler had the highlight of the night as he belted a homerun to straightaway center field, measuring at over 400 feet. Kian O’Brien and Nick Kanavas each had base hits as well.

The Kingfish will finish their series with Waterloo tomorrow before heading to Kalamazoo on Monday.

Tickets and merchandise for your 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 Kingfish office is located at 7817 Sheridan Road and is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and Saturday by appointment only.

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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 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