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Griff O’Ferrall & Sam Kirkpatrick Named 2022 Northwoods League All-Stars

Kalamazoo, MI – The 2022 Northwoods League All-Star roster has been announced. Two Growlers have been named to the 2022 All-Star team. Representing the Kalamazoo Growlers and Great Lakes Division will be infielders Griff O’Ferrall and Sam Kirkpatrick. Both will travel to Wisconsin Rapids, WI where the All-Star game is being held.

Sam Kirkpatrick, a recent transfer to Belmont University, has been with the Growlers since day one of the 2022 campaign. Kirkpatrick has moved around the infield playing second base,  shortstop and third base this season defensively. In his 27 games played, Kirkpatrick has hit .330 with one home run, 21 RBI, 23 runs scored and five stolen bases.

Griff O’Ferrall joined the Growlers a few weeks into the season after completing his freshman season at the University of Virginia. O’Ferrall was named to the ACC All-Freshman team before joining the Growlers. Griff has been the primary shortstop since joining the team. At the plate, O’Ferrall has hit .363 with one home run, 19 RBI, 27 runs scored and 14 stolen bases.

The 2022 All-Star Game will be played at Witter Field, home of the Wisconsin Rapids Rafters on July 19th. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00pm CT. 

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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 www.growlersbaseball.com 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.