Three Kingfish Named to 2016 All-Star Game
Kenosha, Wis. – The Kingfish are proud to announce that 3 players have been named All-Stars for the 2016 Northwoods League season. Representing the Kingfish will be starting pitcher Brendon Allen, closing pitcher Ryan Orr, and third baseman Marty Bechina.
Brendon Allen has had a great season under his belt. Assuming the role of Kingfish ace, the junior at Eastern Illinois is picking up right where he left off last season. Allen has a 2-2 record and a 2.57 ERA this season, with 35 strikeouts.
Ryan Orr has been anchoring the back-end of the Kingfish bullpen all season long. Just like in 2015, Orr has been very difficult to hit, and has given manager Duffy Dyer a sense of calmness with the game on the line. Orr boasts a 2.31 ERA with 2 saves and 13 strikeouts this summer.
Marty Bechina is the only newcomer to the ball club. Bechina has established himself as a presence in the Kingfish lineup, and has earned the respect of managers around the league for his play. He is hitting .302 with 3 HR and 21 RBI this season.
The Kenosha Kingfish will host the 2016 All-Star Game on July 19 at 7:05 PM CT. The Kingfish will also host the home run derby on July 18th down at the Kenosha Harbor beginning at 5:30 PM CT.
Tickets and merchandise for your 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 Kingfish office is located at 7817 Sheridan Road and is open 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday andSaturday by appointment only.
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 KingfishBaseball.com.