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NWL Baseball: Eight Stingers to play Big League Dreams game

Eight Willmar Stingers players will participate in the Northwoods League’s 2013 Big League Dreams Showcase today at Warner Park in Madison, Wis.

The Big League Dreams Showcase will consist of a doubleheader featuring the top players from the Northwoods League who were selected by a panel of Major League Baseball Scouts.  The players will participate in a day of workouts in front of scouts which will be followed by the doubleheader.

The North Division I team is led by 2013 Northwoods League Stingers All-Stars Marc Flores and Michael Suchy. Other Stingers on the 21-player North I roster are third baseman Max Kuhn, pitchers Josh Matheson, Colin Poche, Bret Dahlson, Nick Bates and Cody Hughes.

The first game will start at 4:05 p.m. and will match a team of players from the visiting North Division against a team of South Division players. The North team will have players from the Rochester Honkers, Thunder Bay Border Cats, Willmar Stingers and Duluth Huskies. The home South Division team will have players from the Battle Creek Bombers, Green Bay Bullfrogs, Eau Claire Express and the Wisconsin Woodchucks.

The second game will start at 7:05 p.m. and will be played by two additional teams of North and South players. The North team for this game will be made up of players from the Alexandria Blue Anchors, St. Cloud Rox, Mankato MoonDogs and Waterloo Bucks. The South team will have players from the Madison Mallards, Lakeshore Chinooks, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters and the La Crosse Loggers.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Northwoods League Foundation.  The Northwoods League Foundation utilizes the game of baseball to enrich the quality of life for children and families with an enduring and caring focus on Northwoods League communities.

Tom Larson

Tom Larson is the sports editor of the West Central Tribune.

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