Northwoods League Announces 2020 Postseason All-Star Team
Fond du Lac and Wisconsin Rapids have five selections each
Rochester, Minn. – The Northwoods League announced the 2020 Postseason All-Star Team on Tuesday, September 9. In a season where 22 teams participated in 15 ballparks playing in almost 500 games across six different pods in front of over 214,000 fans the League members have selected a postseason All-Star team of 39 players.
The Fond du Lac Dock Spiders, who won the WI/IL pod, had five selections as did the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters who had a 35-11 record in the West Division of that same pod. The Waterloo Bucks who won the MN/IA pod with a 28-13 record had four selections.
Jayson Newman of the Willmar Stingers was selected as a postseason All-Star after leading the league in hitting with a .405 average. Newman, who played collegiately at Cal State, Northridge, also had five home runs, nine doubles and one triple.
Peyton Williams of the Waterloo Bucks was also selected as a postseason All-Star after leading the league in home runs with 13. Williams, who attends the University of Iowa, hit .304 for the season with 36 RBI and 26 runs scored over 33 games.
Nate Madej of the Wisconsin Woodchucks led the league in strikeouts with 52 in 41.0 innings pitched on his way to a postseason All-Star selection. Madej won three games and had a 3.95 ERA.
Spencer Arrighetti of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters was one of four Rafters pitchers that was selected for the postseason All-Star Team. Arrighetti appeared in seven games and was 4-0 with a 0.00 ERA. He struck out 37 batters in 24.0 innings pitched while walking 10. Arrighetti attends the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
The 2020 Northwoods League Postseason All-Star team was selected by a vote of team on-field staff and media.
The full list of 2020 Northwoods League Postseason All-Stars can be found here: 2020 NWL Postseason All-Star Selections
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th 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 245 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 (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.