The Kenosha Kingfish are pleased to announce the signing of two elite Florida natives. Pitcher David Luethje and outfielder Jacob Young will be joining the Kingfish for the upcoming 2019 season.
Luethje is a 6’5” 190-pound freshman, right-handed pitcher from Vero Beach, Florida. As a high school senior, he posted a 6-1 record with a 0.54 ERA in 55 innings while racking up 95 strikeouts. He helped lead Vero Beach to a 26-3 record and was drafted in the 40th Round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays.
Coming to you from Ponte Verdra, Florida is 6’0” 165-pound freshman, outfielder, Jacob Young. He was a FACA 6A All-State Selection. In 25 games as a high school senior, he hit .288 with 19 runs scored and five doubles while also swiping 18 stolen bases. Young can also step in and play the infield.
“Florida is consistently one of the best programs in college baseball. They are contending for a College World Series almost every season,” said Kingfish Manager Duffy Dyer. “Any time you can add players from one of the top programs in the nation, you’re setting yourself up for a successful season.”
Opening Day for the Kingfish is Tuesday, 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.
Meijer 7-Game packages, season ticket packages, partial season tickets and group outings are now on sale. For more information or to purchase contact the Kingfish ticket office powered by Platinum Systems at 262-653-0900 or visit KingfishBaseball.com for more information.