Category Archives: Northwoods League

Cougars one-hit Dragons in Dayton

One night after Cougars RHP Justin Donatella dominated the Dragons, Kane County one-upped itself by one-hitting Dayton at Fifth Third Field. Kane County’s starting pitcher was left-hander Junior Garcia on Thursday. He earned the win, improving to 2-1 this season, … Continue reading

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Kernels improve to 4-0 to start season

It took 10 innings, but the Cedar Rapids Kernels beat the Quad Cities River Bandits 3-2 Sunday to improve their record to 4-0 to start the season. Designated hitter Chris Paul led the way offensively for the Kernels, going 4-for-5 with … Continue reading

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Rockford Rivet looks related to Lansing Lugnut

The new Northwoods League team that begins play in Rockford, Ill., this year unveiled its nickname and logos Thursday. The Rockford Rivets are so-named because of the city’s strong ties to manufacturing, including the fact that it was once known … Continue reading

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Flolid named Snappers general manager

The Beloit Snappers announced Friday that Seth Flolid has been promoted to the position of general manager. Flolid was hired as the team’s director of operations in January 2014, and was promoted to assistant general manager during the 2014 season. Team President Dennis … Continue reading

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MWL alumni notes: Merritt pitches 7-inning no-hitter

Cleveland Indians prospect Ryan Merritt pitched a seven-inning no-hitter for the Double-A Akron RubberDucks on Saturday. He needed only 78 pitches for his gem, which included three strikeouts and a walk. The lefty pitched for the Lake County Captains in … Continue reading

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Marincov named MWL Player of the Month

Minor League Baseball announced today that Beloit Snappers RF Tyler Marincov is its Midwest League Player of the Month for July. In announcing the award, MiLB noted that Marincov “led the Midwest League in slugging percentage (.783), extra-base hits (20) and … Continue reading

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A look at early scouting reports on Greg Maddux

You may have read my post about former Peoria Chiefs pitcher Greg Maddux’s election to the Baseball Hall of Fame already — if not, click here to read it — but I have more for you to read about Mad Dog … Continue reading

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Former Cougars manager Renteria named Cubs skipper

The Chicago Cubs announced Rick Renteria as their new manager today, making him the second former Kane County Cougars skipper to take the helm of a major-league team. Renteria managed the Cougars in 1999, leading them to a 78-59 record … Continue reading

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Madison turns back clock to MWL days, beats Green Bay 4-2

As I did last year, I attended the annual Madison Muskies Turn Back the Clock Night at “The Duck Pond” in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday. The home team there is the Madison Mallards of the collegiate Northwoods League, and they … Continue reading

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