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McCoy Honored as “Finest in the Field”

Rochester, Minn. – The Northwoods League has announced the recipients of the 2016 Rawlings ‘Finest in the Field’ Award. The annual award recognizes the top fielders at each position. The winners are selected based on final fielding statistics compiled by league statistician Pointstreak. The 2016 Rawlings ‘Finest in the Field’ Award recipients and their fielding percentages are below.

 

Position

Player

NWL Team

College

Fielding Percentage

C

Adam McGinnis

Waterloo Bucks

Western Illinois

1.000

1B

Ben Fisher

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters

Eastern Kentucky

.994

2B

Jake Lumley

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters

Canisius

.987

3B

Patrick Cromwell

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters

Clemson

.949

SS

Mason McCoy

La Crosse Loggers

Iowa

.969

OF

Logan Mattix

Wisconsin Rapids Rafters

Georgia College

1.000

OF

Joe Duncan

Lakeshore Chinooks

Eastern Illinois

1.000

OF

Dean Miller

Battle Creek Bombers

Riverside City College

1.000

P

Kenny Ogg

Eau Claire Express

Ohio

1.000

Rawlings has been rewarding the top defenders in the Northwoods League since 2002. The recipients receive a special Rawlings engraved trophy. Rawlings is the official equipment provider for the Northwoods League. To qualify for an award a player needs to appear in at least two-thirds of the scheduled games at a specific position, with the exception of catcher which is half. For pitchers, the player that had the highest total defensive chances without committing an error earns the number one spot.

 

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The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. The 23-year old summer collegiate 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 160 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Lucas Duda (NYM) and Ben Zobrist (CHC). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit www.northwoodsleague.com or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.

 

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