Baseball is Back: Nooks Recruit Midwest Talent
Grafton, WI – The Nooks add four players from Midwest schools with the additions of Roy Robles (Missouri Western), Tyler Schweitzer (Ball State), Mike Sears (Eastern Illinois), and Riley Swenson (Minnesota).
Roy Robles (LHP/Sr.) played 2 seasons at Treasure Valley Community College in Oregon before transferring to Missouri Western. Robles is a senior from Umatilla, Oregon who was the opening day pitcher for the Griffons. During the 2019 and 2020 seasons, he pitched in 59.1 innings while striking out 85 batters. In 6 starts this season, Robles has tossed 30.1 innings, striking out 38 batters, and posting an ERA of 5.64.
Tyler Schweitzer (LHP/So.) helped Hamilton Southeastern High School in Fishers, Indiana win a state championship as a senior. In the shortened 2020 season at Ball State, Schweitzer pitched 8.1 innings with a 3.24 earned run average and 13 strikeouts. So far here in 2021 he has come out of the bullpen 8 times, pitching 15.1 innings, striking out 22 batters, with an ERA of 5.28.
Mike Sears (INF/So.) spent his first 2 seasons at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio where he racked up some impressive stats. Over 2 seasons he played in 74 games, hit .380, added 22 home runs, and drove in 97 runs. Prior to the 2021 season, he transferred to Indiana State and in 16 games this season he has hit 4 home runs and has driven in 9 RBI’s.
Riley Swenson (C/So.) is a 2018 graduate of Chaska High School in Minnesota where he was the number 2 ranked catcher in the state by Prep Baseball Report. Swenson earned All-Metro West Conference honors and served as a team captain in leading Chaska to a Metro West Conference title. After a redshirt freshman season in 2019, he made his collegiate debut in the shortened 2020 season and has seen limited action here in 2021.
The 2021 season is presented by Port Washington State Bank with the home opener set for June 3rd at 6:35pm against the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. Season and group tickets are currently on sale with single game tickets available for purchase at the end of April.
The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th 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 245 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 (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (MIL). 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.