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Published On: May 27th, 2022

KALAMAZOO, MI – Adam Wheaton of Lamar University was named to the All-WAC 2nd team on May 24th. Adam, known as Mr. Growlers to Kalamazoo fans, earned this honor after just one season with the Cardinals program after transferring from Trine University.

Wheaton posted a 2.66 ERA during the regular season with Lamar, a 69/10 strikeout to walk ratio and a final record of 10-2 on the season. Adam and Lamar begin conference tournament play this week with hopes of making the NCAA regionals.

After Adam finishes the collegiate season, he will return to Kalamazoo for an unprecedented 5th season with the Growlers franchise. Wheaton will be chasing the records for career wins, innings pitched, strikeouts and starts in the Northwoods League this summer.

Congratulations to “Mr.Growler” Adam Wheaton on this accomplishment! We can’t wait to have Adam back in a Growler’s uniform in a few short weeks!


The Kalamazoo Growlers 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 or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Growlers as your favorite team.