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Maier Named New Beetles Field Manager

NORTHWOODS LEAGUE ANNOUNCES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: January 29, 2009

Maier Named New Beetles Field Manager
2008 Assistant Takes the Reins

(ALEXANDRIA, MN) The Alexandria Beetles have named former assistant Seth Maier as their new Field Manager for the 2009 season. Maier was the Beetles hitting coach in 2008, helping guide Alexandria to a 35-31 record which included a franchise record 22 wins in the second half. Maier’s Beetles led the Northwoods League in homeruns (41) while also finishing fourth in stolen bases (108), two statistical categories that rarely go hand-in-hand. 

“I am very excited for this opportunity,” said Maier. “The Beetles have had a lot of success these past few years and I plan on building off that.” 

Maier plans to translate his aggressive offensive strategy as the Beetles assistant into an overall aggressive team concept as the Field Manager. 

“We’re going to play hard and respect the game every night,” added Maier. “We’re going to be aggressive at the plate and on the base paths. We will take pride in our defense and ask our pitchers to give our hitters a chance to win every game. The coaches and players will come to the park every day with focus”

The Park Falls, WI native is in his second year as assistant at the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he excelled as a player as well. During his four years as a Blue Devil, Maier racked up team records in hits (224) and doubles (50). Maier earned all-conference honors in all four seasons at UW-Stout and was the WIAC Player of the Year his senior season in 2007. 

Maier is the sixth Field Manager in franchise history. He replaces Erik Maas, who managed the Beetles for three seasons. Maas left the Beetles to pursue new career options. 

“I’m extremely excited for Seth,” added Maas. “I’m very confident that he will do an excellent job in delivering a quality product on and off the field to all of Alexandria.”

Maier will name his coaching staff in the next following weeks.