Many Northwoods League teams are still waiting for their remaining signed players on their roster to come into town this summer. The reason for most of them is because those players are currently involved in the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
Eight teams make it to the CWS and this year those teams are Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Kent State, South Carolina, Stony Brook and UCLA. Each team, with the exception of South Carolina, has at least one player trying to win a national championship before joining the NWL this summer.
Below is a list of the players and their schools under each Northwoods League team that’s waiting for their arrival this summer.
Pitcher Brandon Johnson (Florida State)
Catcher Stephen McGee (Florida State)
Battle Creek Bombers
Catcher John Clay Reeves (Arkansas)
OF Connor Costello (Arkansas)
Pitcher Michael Gunn (Arkansas)
Green Bay Bullfrogs
Catcher/OF Kevin Krause (Stony Brook)
La Crosse Loggers
INF Kevin Kramer (UCLA)
OF Jimmy Bosco (Arkansas)
Pitcher Ryan Harris (Florida)
2B Brian Anderson (Arkansas)
SS David Masters (Arkansas)
Catcher Taylor Gushue (Florida)
Pitcher Bobby Poyner (Florida)
Pitcher Daniel Gibson (Florida)
Pitcher Josh Pierce (Kent State)
St. Cloud Rox
Pitcher Lucas Long (Arizona)
Thunder Bay Border Cats
Pitcher Zach Ortiz (UCLA)
INF Patrick Gallagher (UCLA)
INF Joe Serrano (Arkansas)
OF Eric Filia-Snyder (UCLA)
Wisconsin Rapids Rafters
INF Nick Hamilton (Kent State)
Pitcher Augey Bill (Arizona)
The CWS double-elimination round wraps up on Friday, June 22, when the field will be narrowed to just two teams. Those two teams will play a best of three series at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha June 24-26 to decide who will be crowned college baseball’s best.
The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any other Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America. The League has 16 teams in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, and Ontario. The is in its 19th season.