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Published On: March 6th, 2019


Kenosha Add Four from Midwest Schools
Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio Represented on 2019 Roster

The Kingfish are pleased to announce the signing of four more players to the 2019 roster. Pitcher Matthew Plisko, catcher Ryan Knernschield, shortstop Ethan Owens, and infielder Reid Norberg will all be suiting up for the Kenosha Kingfish this summer.

Originally from Alpharetta, GA, Plisko comes to the Kingfish from Macalester College. The 6’1” 190-pound right-handed pitcher has been a staple in the Scots pitching rotation since stepping on campus. He was named to the All-MIAC team his freshman year after going 7-3 with 2.26 ERA. He made 10 starts during his sophomore season posting a 3.81 ERA with 47 strikeouts while also throwing 3 complete games.

Knernschield is a 5’11” 190-pound right-handed hitting junior catcher from Eastern Illinois. The St. Louis, MO native played in 39 games, making 35 starts as a sophomore. He finished the season tied for first in batting average hitting .331, collecting 53 total bases, 42 hits, 18 RBIs, 16 runs, eight doubles, eight walks, and a home run.

Owens is a 5’10” 183-pound right-handed hitting junior shortstop from Drury University. He was named Second Team All-GLVC and was 15th overall in the GLVC with a .453 on base percentage. He was second on the team with a .342 batting average and tied for second for hits with 53. From Greenwood, MO, Owens was also a First Team All-State, All-District and All-Conference selection at Lee’s Summit West High School.

Norberg is a 6’2” 190-pound right-handed hitting redshirt freshman infielder from the University of Miami Ohio. He attended Scripps Ranch High School in San Diego, CA. He helped lead his team to the 2016 CIF San Diego Finals while being named an All-Eastern League Honorable Mention in the same season. A three-time letter winner in baseball, Norberg hit .297 during his high school career while also boosting a .364 OBP.

“With each of these new signings we continue to put ourselves in a good position for this upcoming season,” said Field Manager Duffy Dyer. “Plisko is a proven veteran who will give our team a chance to win every time he steps on the mound. Combine that with Knernschield’s leadership abilities behind the plate and we have an excellent battery. Owens is someone who can set the tone offensively with his ability to consistently get on base and we’re excited for the potential Norberg brings to our ball club.”

Opening Day for the Kingfish is May 28th against the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The game begins at 6:35 PM at Historic Simmons Field. 2019 marks the sixth season of Kingfish Baseball in Kenosha.

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