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Published On: October 8th, 2021

Rochester, Minn. – The Northwoods League has announced the recipients of the 2021 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 the Northwoods League. The 2021 Rawlings ‘Finest in the Field’ Award recipients and their fielding percentages are below.


Position Player NWL Team College Fielding Percentage
C Spencer Sarringar Bismarck Larks Northern State .994
1B Ronald Sweeny III La Crosse Loggers Minnesota .987
2B EJ Exposito Wisconsin Rapids Rafters Long Island University .974
3B Jordan Barth St. Cloud Rox Augustana University .943
SS Michael Brooks Duluth Huskies Central Florida .950
OF Chris Seng Waterloo Bucks Louisville 1.000
OF McKay Barney Kenosha Kingfish Washington .992
OF Bryant Shellenbarger Madison Mallards Akron .992
P Cam Schuelke Traverse City Pit Spitters Florida Gulf Coast 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.



The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 28th 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 270 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 (LAD), 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 finalist and 2019 Second Team All-MLB shortstop Marcus Semien (TOR). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website at For more information, visit or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.