Category Archives: Northwoods League

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Top 100 Countdown: 53. Dietrich Enns (Central Michigan)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 53 with Central Michigan junior LHP Dietrich Enns. The Frankfort, Illinois native attended Lincoln Way East High School. He had an outstanding junior season going 7-3 with an ERA of 1.30 as he earned all-conference and all-area honors. He was even better as a sophomore with a 12-0 record with a 1.10 ERA. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 55. Steve Nyisztor (Rutgers)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 55 with Rutgers junior infielder Steve Nyisztor. The Toms River, New Jersey native attended Toms River North High School. As a senior, he set school single-season records in batting average (.511), doubles (14), slugging percentage (.904) and tied the school single-season record in triples (7) in 2009. He had 48 hits, 29 RBI and 33 runs scored also in his senior season. He helped lead the team to back to back South Jersey Group IV state titles in 2008 and 2009.  Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 70. Tony Bryant (Oregon State)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 70 with Oregon State junior RHP Tony Bryant. The 6’7 210 pounder comes from Kennewick, Washington where he attended Kennewick High School. He was a three year letter winner under head coach AJ Marquard. He was named Pitcher of the Year twice and All-State twice. He was a 25th-round selection by the Minnesota Twins in the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft but decided to head to Corvallis to play for Oregon State. Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 82. Tommy Coyle (UNC)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2012 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 82 with North Carolina’s Tommy Coyle. The Chalfont, Pennsylvania native attended Germantown Academy where he earned all conference in each of his four seasons. He was named 2009 preseason Louisville Slugger All-American while graduating as Germantown’s all-time hits leader. He help lead team to 2008 Pennsylvania Independent Schools State Title. Continue reading

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2011 Baseball America Top Prospects for Summer Leagues and Team USA

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DURHAM, N.C.–The Southeastern Conference, which has produced college baseball’s last three national champions, dominated Baseball America’s top prospects lists for 20 college summer leagues and Team USA, which have been released at BaseballAmerica.com. The SEC leads all conferences with 24 players on the lists, followed by the Pacific-12 (22 players), the Big 12 (18 players) and the Atlantic Coast (17). The ACC leads all conferences with four players ranking as the No. 1 prospects in their respective leagues. Continue reading

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2011 Northwoods League All-Star Game Rosters Released

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The Northwoods League has announced the rosters for the 2011 Northwoods League All-Star Game, which will be played on Monday, July 18th at 7:05 pm (CT) at Witter Field in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

The Eau Claire Express and Brainerd Lakes Area Lunkers are the South and North Division teams, respectively, that will be represented by the most players. Both teams finished in second place in the standings during the first half of the season. Eau Claire had seven players voted to the South Division roster, including two catchers. Nolan Clark (Yavapai) and Zac Fisher (New Mexico State) join Wisconsin Woodchuck Carlos Escobar, Jr. (Nevada) as the trio of catchers voted to the South squad. Escobar is the NWL’s leading hitter with a .374 batting average. Brainerd Lakes Area will send six players to the All-Star Game including the League’s top pitcher at the mid-point of the season. Left-hander Joe Willman (Northern Colorado) touts a league-best 0.75 ERA and a 4-0 record through 36 innings. Continue reading

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Young Umpires working way up through Northwoods League

The long road trips and intense schedule in the Northwoods League doesn’t just drain the players as the umpires have an intense schedule. This season the league has allowed  16 up and coming umpires to work their slate of games. It is a long road as the umpires have a tough schedule of 76 games in 81 days, including the playoffs. The umpires get $3,750 for the year which comes out to $43.94 per game which is actually below the rate that high school umpires receive. The idea is that these umpires will use the experience umpiring in one of the top summer leagues in the country to eventually be asked to join the minor leagues the next season as a member of an umpire crew.  Continue reading

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Top 100 Countdown: 37. Scott McGough (Oregon)

College Baseball Daily continues our countdown to the start of the 2011 College Baseball season by checking in on the Top 100 Players in the country. We will be providing one player per day until we reach number 1.

We continue the countdown today at number 37 with Oregon RHP Scott McGough. The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, native attended Plum Senior High School where he was a two sport athlete playing basketball in addition to baseball. As a senior, he was named the East Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League Player of the Year and was named all-WPIAL. The Pittsburgh Pirates selected him in the 46th round (1,371 overall) but he decided to head out west to play for legendary coach George Horton at Oregon. Continue reading