Blue Anchors Sign Another from Ohio State


Alexandria,Minn – The Alexandria Blue Anchors, a member of the Northwoods League, have announced the signing of shortstop Craig Nennig from Ohio State University.

The 6’, 190-pound sophomore has started all 18 games for the Buckeyes this season and is one of only three players to do so. He is currently hitting .228 with a fielding percentage of .942.

In high school Nennig was a four year starter at Wrightstown High School in Wisconsin. He was named All-Olympian Conference first-team all four years and was the conference’s Player of the Year his junior and senior seasons.

“Craig will give us another option in the middle of the infield,” says Kendall Hughson, Blue Anchors, GM. “He has a great work ethic and plays the game the right way.”

Born April 20th, 1994, Craig is the son of Dave and Donna Nennig. His hobbies include playing guitar and watching the Green Bay Packers, he can also solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than a minute.

“I am really looking forward to playing in Alexandria this summer, meeting new people and playing good competition,” said Nennig. “I have heard all good things about the area and cannot wait to get out and play.”

The Blue Anchors will start the 2014 season on Tuesday May 27th at home versus the Mankato MoonDogs.

Interested in hosting a player? The Alexandria Blue Anchors are always looking for new host families as well. For more information contact our office at 320-460-7900.

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The Alexandria Blue Anchors are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (DET), Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit