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Published On: May 19th, 2023

Kalamazoo, MI – The Growlers continue to release their roster by position group. Today the team announced their offseason signings for their infielders. The infield group has the most new faces of any of the position groups.


Casen Taggart
The biggest hit in Growlers history belongs to Casen Taggart. Tie ballgame, top of the 10th inning, Great Lakes Championship. Down in the count One ball 2 strikes, Casen Taggart hit a two-run home run to propel the Growlers to the Northwoods League championship game. Taggart joined the Growlers for the last third of the 2022 season and provided a major bat to the lineup. Taggart is expected to be the Growlers starting first baseman this season.

New Additions:

Henry Godbout: Freshman, University of Virginia
Jeter Ybarra: RS Sophomore, University of Washington
Will Furniss: Freshman, Ole Miss
Gabe Springer: Freshman, Stanford University
Joey Johnston: Freshman, Northwood (MI) University
Savi Delgado: Sophomore, Barry University
Ben Bach: Junior, Tiffin (OH) University
Joey Winters: Junior, Ottawa University – Arizona
Cameron Conley: Sophomore, Pepperdine University



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.