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Participants for Marshfield Clinic Home Run Challenge Announced

 

Nine inning competition will feature the top home run hitters in the league from each division

Rochester, Minn. — The Northwoods League has announced the participants for the 2015 Marshfield Clinic Home Run Challenge which will take place before the Northwoods League All-Star game on Tuesday, July 21 at Witter Field in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.

Nine participants from both the South and North have been chosen for the event which will feature a nine inning competition between the two divisions.

 

Marshfield Clinic Home Run Challenge Participants

 
           

South

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North

HR

Lucas Raley

Lakeshore

11

Joe DeRoche-Duffin

Rochester

8

Anthony Gonsolin

Madison

10

Rickey Sanchez

Alexandria

6

Jason Scholl

Kenosha

8

Paul Panaccione

Mankato

3

Albee Weiss

Wisconsin

9

Tyler Adkison

Eau Claire

5

Max Ponzurick

Wisconsin

7

Austin Athmann

St. Cloud

4

Mason McCoy

La Crosse

7

Daulton Varsho

Eau Claire

3

Ryan Donovan

Green Bay

6

Nate Nolan

Thunder Bay

4

Colin Theroux

Madison

7

Storm Wilson

Willmar

3

Mitch McGeein

Wisconsin Rapids

7

Josh Merrigan

Alexandria

3

 

The format for the Marshfield Clinic Home Run Challenge is below: 

1.         There will be 9 innings with each player having one half inning.

2.         Away team (North) player bats first in the top of the inning, and home team player next (South) in the bottom

            half of the inning.

3.         Each player will have one half inning at bat that will consist of 6 outs

4.         The player with the most home runs at the end of the 9 innings, will be the Home Run Challenge Winner 

5.         The team (North or South) with the most home runs will be announced as the winner of the team competition.

The Marshfield Clinic All-Star Game festivities will begin on Monday, July 20th with an evening banquet at Hotel Mead & Conference Center honoring the players selected to the North and South Division All-Star teams. The banquet will feature a keynote address by Milwaukee Brewers President of Baseball Operations-General Manager Doug Melvin along with a question and answer session for the Brewers chief executive.

The full itinerary of events is as follows:

All-Star Event Itinerary

Monday, July 20-Hotel Mead & Conference Center

6:00 pm    Social Hour

7:00 pm    Marshfield Clinic Northwoods League All-Star Banquet in the Grand Ballroom

Welcoming remarks

Dinner

All-Star player, coaches, & umpire introductions

Guest speaker and Q&A– Doug Melvin

Tuesday, July 21-Witter Field

4:30pm    Gates Open

Pre-game autograph session with NWL All-Stars

5:05 pm    Marshfield Clinic Home Run Challenge

7:05 pm    Northwoods League All-Star Game presented by Marshfield Clinic

Postgame Fireworks Show

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The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 21 year old summer collegiate 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 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com.