KENOSHA, Wis. – The newest Northwoods League and Kenosha-based baseball team, the K-Town Bobbers, are here to make a name for themselves and bring some extremely competitive baseball to the Kenosha community.
The K-Town Bobbers will be managed by Madison Mallards’ long-time Manager, Donnie Scott. Scott joins the Bobbers after seven strong seasons at the helm of the Mallards, leading them to the playoffs in 2013, 2016, 2018, and 2019. His teams won the 2011 (Battle Creek) and 2013 NWL Summer Collegiate World Series and has never fielded an NWL team with a losing record.
Prior to his coaching career, Scott was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the second round of the 1979 amateur draft. He made his MLB debut with the Texas Rangers on September 30, 1983. He spent time in the major leagues as a backup catcher for the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners and Cincinnati Reds until 1991. After his playing days, he managed in the Cincinnati Reds organization for many years winning four Pioneer League Championships.
The Bobbers’ roster is packed with some of the best talent the Northwoods League has seen, including former Mallards Justice Bigbie, the 2019 MVP of NWL and Drew Benefield, a powerhouse hitter that hit 9 home runs in the first half of the 2019 season along with Wisconsin natives Drake Baldwin, a star as a freshman at Missouri State from Madison and Alex Binelas, a 2019 Freshman All-American from Louisville from Oak Creek. A preliminary roster is attached to this release.
The Bobbers are sure to keep the Kingfish fans on the edge of their seats at Historic Simmons Field for the 26-game Kenosha Series.
The Kenosha Kingfish are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Now entering its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 230 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.kingfishbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Kingfish as your favorite team.