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Published On: July 16th, 2015

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


Lucas Raley – Lakeshore 11 HR

Anthony Gonsolin – Madison 10 HR

Jason Scholl – Kenosha 8 HR

Albee Weiss – Wisconsin 9 HR

Max Ponzurick – Wisconsin 7 HR

Mason McCoy – La Crosse 7 HR

Ryan Donovan – Green Bay 6 HR

Colin Theroux – Madison 7 HR

Mitch McGeein – Wisconsin Rapids 7 HR


Joe DeRoche – Duffin Rochester 8 HR

Rickey Sanchez – Alexandria 6 HR

Paul Panaccione – Mankato 3 HR

Tyler Adkison – Eau Claire 5 HR

Austin Athmann – St. Cloud 4 HR

Daulton Varsho – Eau Claire 3 HR

Nate Nolan – Thunder Bay 4 HR

Storm Wilson – Willmar 3 HR

Josh Merrigan – Alexandria 3 HR

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

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

  1. 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.

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

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

  4. 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
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


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.

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