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Jordan Smith of the Willmar Stingers is leading the Northwoods League in hitting this season with a .386 average. Rand Middleton

Smith is Stingers' sparkplug


It's supposed to harder than this. Like a magician waving a wand, Jordan Smith turns fastballs into hits with a flick of the bat.

"Jordan has had an unbelievable summer," said Willmar Stingers co-owner Ryan Voz about his right fielder. "We wanted to have a local kid on our team that could play at this level and Jordan was that person. He's proven he can play with some of the top Division I players in the country."

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