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Rawlings ‘Big Stick’ Award Winners Announced

Steele Walker from the Woodchucks tops the list with .406 average

Rochester, Minn. – The Northwoods League is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Rawlings “Big Stick” Award. This award is given to the player at each position who had the best batting average during the 2016 regular season. 

Wisconsin outfielder Steele Walker leads this impressive list of award winners. Walker earned a Rawlings “Big Stick” by leading the league with an outstanding .406 batting average.

Rawlings has been rewarding the top hitters in the Northwoods League since 2007 in addition to honoring the best fielders since 2002. To honor their achievement, the nine award winners will receive an engraved bat from Rawlings. The complete list of 2016 Rawlings “Big Stick” Award Winners is below.

Position

Player

NWL Team

College

Batting Average

C

Nick Hutchins

Kalamazoo

Southern Illinois

.325

1B

Greg Lambert

Willmar

Southern Illinois

.330

2B

Cullen Large

La Crosse

William & Mary

.328

3B

David Metzgar

Mankato

CSU Bakersfield

.356

SS

Mason McCoy

La Crosse

Iowa

.320

OF

Steele Walker

Wisconsin

Oklahoma

.406

OF

Danny Pardo

Willmar

Montevallo

.360

OF

Jake Shepski

Mankato

Notre Dame

.333

OF

Anthony Brocato

Thunder Bay

St. John’s

.333


To be eligible a player would have needed to have enough plate appearances to qualify for a batting title. A player must have a minimum of 2.7 plate appearances per team game.