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NWL Announces 2022 Best Webcasting Game Coverage Awards

Bismarck Larks and Green Bay Rockers are recognized

Rochester, Minn. – The Northwoods League has announced that the Bismarck Larks and the Green Bay Rockers organizations are receiving the 2022 Northwoods League Best Webcasting Game Coverage award.

The Northwoods League Best Webcasting Game Coverage award is presented to a team in each division that is considered to consistently have the best on-air coverage of its’ games. The award recognizes that to consistently produce and broadcast high quality game productions requires that a production team works together to ensure that the camera work, graphics, announcing, audio, and attention to detail are excellent.

“Congratulations to the Bismarck Larks organization in the Great Plains Division, and the Green Bay Rockers organization in the Great Lakes Division, for capturing the Best Webcasting Game Coverage award honors, for the 2022 season,” said Northwoods League, Great Plains Division President, Glen Showalter.

To reach even more Northwoods League fans during the 2022 season, the League streamed over 160 select games on ESPN+ throughout the season. Northwoods League games that stream on ESPN+ are exclusive to ESPN+ and amount to approximately 20% of the Leagues 800+ games from its Memorial Day season opener to the League championship in mid-August.

In addition to games on ESPN+, the Northwoods League offered its streaming service Free to the viewing public once again in 2022, which included games streamed live and thousands of on-demand games from previous seasons. “The games on ESPN+ provided additional exposure for our teams and the League and had the added benefit of focusing our teams video production crews on taking production quality to the next level, and it’s a credit to the Bismarck and Green Bay organizations and to their talented webcasting team members that they were selected as the best in this category”, said Showalter.  Fans can watch Northwoods League games on their own tv’s using Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku, and Android TV, in addition to being able to watch them on their pc, mobile phone or tablet.

“The Green Bay Rockers and Bismarck Larks are examples of teams that produce a high-quality level in Northwoods League game day tv productions”, said Northwoods League Executive Producer, George Giles.

“I want to congratulate both organizations for excellent video productions in 2022 and for receiving the Best Webcasting Game Coverage award,” said Giles.

Northwoods League teams recruit talented individuals for their video production teams each season, many of which are in excellent college broadcasting programs at top level colleges. These webcasting teams consist of directors, announcers, producers, and camera operators, all of which must work together to produce and stream quality games for the viewers.

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The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 29th 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 310 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 (NYM), 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 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website at watchnwl.com and on ESPN+. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.