June Begins!

Later today all 14 Northwoods League teams will be in action on the first Sunday of the regular season and the first day of June. Sunday is the day where you’ll find the greatest discrepancies in start times so be sure to check the schedule to see when your game begins.

You may have noticed some different standard starting times this season for a few teams in the League. Alexandria is now starting nearly all of their games at 6:05 PM. Brainerd and Eau Claire have joined Wisconsin with a standard 6:35 PM start. The rest of the teams will begin most of their games with the common 7:05 PM start.

If you logged on to watch any of the video webcasts last night you probably didn’t see anything. The Northwoods League has learned that the server for the video webcasting, which is based in Omaha, Nebraska, started on fire last night. Yes, the fire department was called and apparently it was a huge fiasco. They had a backup server for such a scenario but the fire department held everyone out of the building long enough that it didn’t get running in time. I had the situation described to me just one time so a portion of that information might not be precise, but I think you get the idea.

I was in Alexandria at the Beetles game against the Eau Claire Express last night. My nephew Ashton turned five on Friday and chose to have his birthday party at the Beetles game…he’s a smart kid.

I’m off to Brainerd later this afternoon for the Blue Thunder game against the Madison Mallards. Their game last night was cut short in the seventh inning due to dense fog. I’ve been involved with the Northwoods League for eight of the 15 seasons and I don’t recall that happening before. I’m anxious to learn more about it.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! Be sure to join this blog (and comment if you’d like) by clicking below. I’d love to hear your feedback on the blog, The Daily Recap, or whatever else might be on your mind.

Curt Carstensen
Director of Operations
Northwoods League

Notes from around the League (as provided by the teams)

  • Huskies second baseman Joey Bonadonna stole second base with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning in last night’s game against the Thunder Bay Border Cats breaking the Northwoods League career stolen base record.
  • Peter Burg of St. Scholastica had a solid Honkers debut, he pitched 6.2 innings, allowed two runs, one earned, scattered eight hits, walked three, and struck out four, while picking up the no decision.