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Published On: June 17th, 2023

Charlie Rhee (San Diego State) becomes the first Battle Jacks player to win a nightly Northwoods League award after an excellent performance against Traverse City on Friday, June 16.

Rhee finished four-for-five at the plate with three RBIs and two runs scored in the, 12-8, win over the Pit Spitters.

The Battle Jacks recorded 14 hits on the evening, and Rhee played a big role in that with four hits on the night. The junior outfielder out of San Diego State sparked the offense in the 2nd inning by delivering the first base hit of the game. Rhee carried his momentum into the 3rd inning by driving in two Battle Jacks on a two-RBI single to left field. He capped off his terrific day with a pair of singles in the 5th and 6th innings.

Out of high school, Rhee Ranked 37th among outfielders in California for the 2020 high school graduating class by Perfect Game and was rated a top 500 recruit nationally, earning him a scholarship to San Diego State. In the spring of 2023, Rhee had a solid season at SDSU, both batting .286 and registering a perfect field percentage in 15 games played for an Aztec team that finished 18-11 in the Mountain West Conference. Before coming to the Battle Jacks, the junior outfielder played summer ball in 2020 with the Long Boarders of the San Diego League.


The Battle Creek Battle Jacks are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 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, over 250 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set Battle Creek as your favorite team.