Photo Courtesy Dixie State Athletics: Kaden Hollow.
College Baseball Returns After a Lengthy Hiatus
By Manny Rodriguez
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. – The arctic weather that froze most of the United States is behind us and it opened the door for college baseball to be played uninterrupted across most of the country. Numerous members of the 2021 Green Bay Booyah were back in their school’s colors for the first time in nearly a calendar year.
In southern Utah, the Dixie State Trailblazers began their Division I era with a four-game weekend series against the Washington State Cougars. On Thursday, catcher Kaden Hollow picked up the program’s first RBI as a Division I school. He also ripped a double and drew two walks during the series. Second baseman Tyler Hollow was a spark on Sunday for the Trailblazers as he recorded three singles and picked up an RBI to finish a weekend in which he also logged a double and drew four walks. Pitcher Ben Hart struggled during his season debut on Sunday. He gave up six runs on three hits and walked one in 1.1 innings of work. He also recorded a strikeout in the start. Washington State swept Dixie State.
On the east coast, third baseman Max Wagner got his first taste of a heated college rivalry. The Clemson freshman made his collegiate debut on Sunday at South Carolina. He came into the game in the middle innings and went 0-for-2 but recorded his first RBI when he reached safely on a fielder’s choice. South Carolina swept the rain-shortened series against Clemson with a pair of walk-offs.
Opening Day at Capital Credit Union Park is slated for June 1st at 6:35 against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. The Booyah recently announced the Fleet Farm Flex Pack as a new ticket package option for 2021. For more ticket package information visit www.booyahbaseball.com or call the ticket office at 920-497-7225. The Booyah front office at Capital Credit Union Park is located at 2231 Holmgren Way in Ashwaubenon. Office hours at Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm.
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 245 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including 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. 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.