When the Kenosha Kingfish begin their Northwoods League season in late May, it's always a reminder for Kenoshans that summer is just around the corner, even when the temperatures may not feel like it. And when the Kingfish end their season in mid-August, it's a bittersweet reminder that the waning warm summer evenings will soon be giving way to fall. The Kingfish wrapped up their 2019 season, the sixth in franchise history, this past weekend against the Battle Creek Bombers. Here are some of the best photos from another great summer at Simmons Field.
KINGFISH - LOCAL
Leo Buchta, 4, gives King Eivis a hug before the season opener at Simmons Field on May 28.
KINGFISH - sports
Ethan Owens slides headfirst into home plate for the Kingfish’s first run of the season against the Wisconsin Woodchucks during a Northwoods League game at Simmons Field on May 28.
KINGFISH VS WOODCHUCKS
Nate Thomas, right, gets a helmet bump from teammate Ryan Knernschield after hitting a home run against the Woodchucks on May 29. Thomas was Kenosha's lone representative in the Northwoods League All-Star Game this season.
The Kingfish's Brendan Hueth loses his batting helmet while rounding third on the way to scoring a run.
Kingfish left fielder Charles Middleton, left, attempts a diving catch while Brendan Hueth backs up the play in the first inning during a July game at Simmons Field.
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The Kingfish mascot, King Elvis, does a ribbon dance at Simmons Field.
Kingifsh beat Battle Creek
Kenosha’s Zachary Nogalski, left, and Luke Stephenson exchange high-fives during the Kingfish’s 10-7 victory over Battle Creek in late August at Simmons Field.
Kingfish infielder Ethan Owens dives for a ground ball during Kenosha’s 10-7 Northwoods League victory over Battle Creek in late July.
MIKE JARVIS - KINGFISH
Mike Jarvis watches his hit during a game at Simmons Field. Jarvis led the team in most offensive categories this season.
Mike Jarvis smiles after hitting a double during a Northwoods League against the Traverse City Pit Spitters.
kingfish host family
Brian Vance, left, who spent time at catcher with the Kenosha Kingfish this summer, stands with his host, Rick Johnston.
Kingfish Host Family 2
Kenosha Kingfish player Luke Stephenson poses with his host family, from left, Taylor Hyland, Brooke Hyland and Amy Hyland.
Anderson Strunk Kingfish
Anderson Strunk of the Kenosha Kingfish reacts after throwing a pitchagainst the Battle Creek Bombers during the final weekend of the season.
Mitchell Buban Sliding
Mitchell Buban, a Tremper graduate, slides into second base late in the season against the Battle Creek Bombers.
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Brendan Hueth hauls in a flyball against the Battle Creek Bombers.
During this promotion, fans received a bobblehead of Pat Mahomes and his son, Patrick. The elder Mahomes pitched for the Kenosha Twins on his way to the big leagues. Patrick Mahomes is the star quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Former Tremper standout Mitchell Buban, right, looks back to the umpire during a double-play attempt in June against the Kokomo Jackrabbits at Simmons Field.
Bob Lee first pitch
Former Kenosha Twins President Bob Lee threw out the first pitch prior to a June game at Simmons Field. Lee was on hand with a number of Twins alumni, including Pat Mahomes, who was the featured guest.
Kingfish national anthem
Trent Hill performs the National Anthem with help from his aunt, Amy Fuson, before a game this season.
The Kingfish’s Mitchell Buban, a former Tremper standout, jumps to avoid Kalamazoo Growlers base runner Rudy Maxwell during a game in June.
Former Wilmot standout Kyle Gendron pitches for the Kingfish in June.
The Kingfish’s Ethan Owens does a backflip as the team warms up for a game against the Kalamazoo Growlers in June.
Kingfish Hand on Hearts
Kenosha Kingfish players line up with their hands on their hearts prior to the second-to-last game of the season at Simmons Field.
Kingfish Water Balloons
Richard Watson tries to catch a water balloon in a bucket on top of his head between innings during a game between the Kenosha Kingfish and Battle Creek Bombers.