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Max Wagner to Swing for the Fences

The Green Bay native has four home runs this season.

by: Manny Rodriguez

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. Green Bay Booyah third baseman Max Wagner (Clemson) has been selected to participate in the All-Star Home Run Challenge during All-Star Week in Mankato.

Nine players from both the Great Plains Division and Great Lakes have been chosen for the event which will feature a nine-inning competition between the two divisions. Wagner will represent the Booyah and the Great Lakes.

The format for the Home Run Challenge is below:

  1. There will be nine innings with each player having one half inning.
  2. Away team (Great Lakes) player bats first in the top of the inning, and home team player next (Great Plains) in the bottom half of the inning.
  3. Each player will receive 2 minutes, 30 seconds to hit as many home runs as they can during their turn.
  4. Each player will be allowed one timeout that they can take at any time during their 2:30, should they choose. Timeouts will be thirty seconds in length.
  5. Should any contestant hit back-to-back home runs, they will be granted an additional :30 of time that will be added on after their original 2 minutes has completed and they take a :30 break. No timeouts will be granted during the bonus time session.
  6. The Team that hits the most Home Runs will be declared NWL HR Challenge Team Champions.
  7. The Individual who hits the most home runs will be declared the NWL HR Challenge Individual Champion and receive a trophy from the Mankato Moondogs.

Gates to ISG Field in Mankato will open at 5:00 pm to the public. Includes live music, inflatables, All-Star collectables, and autograph opportunities. The Home Run Challenge will start at 7:00 pm.

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The Green Bay Booyah are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. 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 250 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 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 Gold Glove finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit www.booyahbaseball.com or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Booyah as your favorite team.