Northwoods League Grants Affiliate Status to Huron, SD
Rochester, Minn. – The Northwoods League, Inc.’s Board of Directors has considered and unanimously approved an application for Affiliate Status for the City of Huron, South Dakota.
“I want to stress that this is very preliminary and that for game scheduling reasons the League has to expand in multiples of two affiliates. This is the start of that process. The selection of Huron is designed to and will likely give us wonderful geographical advantages to complement our latest expansion to Bismarck, North Dakota,” said Northwoods League Chairman, Dick Radatz, Jr.
“The Huron Parks & Rec Board is excited to enter in to an agreement with the Northwoods League. It is our hope they can move forward with expansion efforts in SD to bring this great opportunity to Huron. The wood bat league will feature some of top collegiate players in the Midwest. All home games would be played at Memorial Ball Park,” said Huron Park’s & Rec Board Chair, Steve Gohn.
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 23-year old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 160 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.