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Missouri State Bears Become Growlers

Kalamazoo, Mich. – From Bears to Growlers, two players from Missouri State will be joining Kalamazoo this summer. Connor Sechler and Sam Faith hope to be big contributors for both teams this year. The latest stop on the OnStaff Group Recruiting Trail is in Springfield, Mo.

RHP | Connor Sechler | 6’3″ | Freshman | Bolivar, Mo.

Connor Sechler is a freshman entering his first season at Missouri State. Connor is a right-handed pitcher listed at 6’3” 180lbs. The two-time all-district and All-COC Small honoree pitched a pair of no-hitters in 2015, and was ranked 12 among all Missouri prep Seniors.

If the Growlers ever needed a quarterback Connor would also be a great option, as he broke the Bolivar high school single-season passing touchdown record.

IF | Sam Faith | 6’3″ | S/R | Freshman | St. Charles, Ill.

Sam Faith is also a freshman infielder from St. Charles, Illinois who earned second-team All-America recognition from Collegiate Baseball, as well as Kane County Chronicle Player of the Year and first-team IHSA All-Sate honors.

Faith is listed at 6’3” 195lbs, and has already picked up his first collegiate hit this spring for the Missouri State Bears.

The Growlers are adding youth, and loads of talent. Sam Faith and Connor Sechler are two pieces to what Kalamazoo hopes to be a winning summer.

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The Kalamazoo Growlers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 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, more than 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  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.