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Growlers Are World Series Champions!!!

Kalamazoo, MI – The Kalamazoo Growlers have won the 2022 Northwoods League championship! For the first time in franchise history the Growlers are World Series champs. In a winner-take-all game against the Huskies in Duluth, Minnesota, the Growlers completed their historical season with a decisive 8-2 win.

It was a year of firsts throughout the duration of the season. The Growlers captured their first Great Lakes East Division first-half win which clinched them the spot in the playoffs. The team also won their first home playoff game in team history. Capping it all off with the World Series win. Manager Cody Piechocki delivers a championship back to his home community of Kalamazoo.

This past off-season the Growlers also saw an ownership change. Managing partner Brian Colopy took outright ownership of the team this past fall. In his first year of ownership, Colopy delivered the second highest total attendance in the Northwoods League this season as well as a World Series trophy.

Wearing their navy blue uniforms with “THE ZOO” across the front, the Growlers deliver a championship to the city they proudly represent; Kalamazoo.




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. Now in its’ 29th 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, 300 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 (NYM), 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 2019/2021 Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and 2021 All-Star, MLB Gold Glove winner and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TEX). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. League games are viewable live at and on ESPN+. 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.