Northwoods League: Willmar Stingers’ first baseman picks up award

Kyle Manzardo is honored for his defense

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Willmar's Kyle Mandzardo rounds third base to score during a July 30 Northwoods League game against Mankato from Bill Taunton Stadium in Willmar. Patrick Bernadeau / West Central Tribune

The Willmar Stingers’ Kyle Manzardo has earned a Northwoods League award for his excellence in the field.

The first baseman from Washington State is one of the league’s nine recipients of the 2020 Rawlings ‘Finest in the Field’ award.

The annual award recognizes the top fielders at each position, according to a league press release.

Manzardo had a .995 fielding percentage.

Other award winners were:


Catcher — Patrick Arndt (Bellarmine College), Kalamazoo Mac Daddies, .990 fielding percentage;

First base — Manzardo;

Second base — Andrew Meggs (Creighton), La Crosse Loggers, .991;

Third base — J.T. Thompson (Texas State), La Crosse Loggers, .988;

Shortstop — Connor McGuire (California-Irvine), Kalamazoo Mac Daddies, .972;

Outfield — Kyle Ashworth (Cal Poly), Kalamazoo Mac Daddies, 1.000;

Outfield — Xane Washington (Nicholls State), Waterloo Bucks, 1.000;

Outfield — Andy Garriola (Old Dominion), Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, 1.000;


Pitcher — Nathan Hemmerling (Lakeland), Wisconsin Rapids Rafters, 1.000.

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