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Published On: July 13th, 2016


Today, the Northwoods League annoucned that Rochester's Alex Fitchett would be one of the representatives of the North Division for the Home Run Derby at the Harbor! Fitchett has hit a team-high six home runs so far this season! 

Here is the full release from the Northwoods League:

Rochester, Minn. — The Northwoods League has announced the participants for the 2016 Home Run Derby at the Harbor which will take place the night before the Northwoods League All-Star game on Monday, July 18 at the downtown Kenosha Harbor. Nine participants from both the South and North have been chosen for the event which will feature a nine inning competition between the two divisions.






Steve Passatempo



Daulton Varsho

Eau Claire


Marty Bechina



Adam McGinnis



Daniel Jipping

Battle Creek


Greg Lambert



Zach Jarrett



Andrew Fregia

Thunder Bay


Laren Eustace

Green Bay


Jake Shepski



Logan Mattix

Wisconsin Rapids


Ricky Ramirez

St. Cloud


Jonah Davis

Green Bay


Griffin Conine

La Crosse


Matt Johnson



Alex Fitchett



Connor Heady



Anthony Brocato

Thunder Bay


The first ever event of its kind in baseball, the Home Run Derby at the Harbor, will feature top Northwoods League hitters batting from a pier that extends in to Lake Michigan. Sailboats from the Kenosha Yacht Club will serve as the foul poles to mark the dimensions of Simmons Field and a floating barrier will mimic the outfield wall. Derby participants will attempt to hit home runs over the floating barrier into the downtown Kenosha Harbor.

The format for the Home Run Derby at the Harbor is below: 

1.         There will be 9 innings with each player having one half inning.

2.         Away team (North) player bats first in the top of the inning, and home team player next (South) in the bottom half of the inning.

3.         Each player will have one half inning at bat that will consist of 6 outs

4.         The player with the most home runs at the end of the 9 innings, will be the Home Run Derby at the Harbor Winner 

5.         The team (North or South) with the most home runs will be announced as the winner of the team competition.

The 2016 Northwoods League All-Star Game festivities will be held July 18 and 19 in Kenosha, WI.

On Monday, July 18 the Home Run Derby at the Harbor will be held at the downtown Kenosha Harbor. Activities during the event will include a kids bounce house, bobble head ring toss and the Snap-On Inflatable Zipline. Ballpark food, beverages, ice cream, beer and Kingfish merchandise will be available for purchase.

The following day, Tuesday, July 19, the All-Star Banquet will begin at 11:00 am at Marina Shores. The All Star game itself will begin at 7:05 pm that night at Historic Simmons Field.

All-Star Event Itinerary is as follows:

Monday, July 18 – Home Run Derby at the Harbor

5:30 pm – Gates open

6:30 pm – 7:50 pm – Home Run Derby at the Harbor

7:50 pm – Music with Bella Cain

Sunset – Post Event Fireworks

Tuesday, July 20 – All Star Banquet and Game

11:00 am – Banquet at Marina Shores

6:00 pm – Gates open at Historic Simmons Field

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Pre-game autograph session with the All-Stars

7:05 pm – Northwoods League All-Star Game


The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 23rd season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 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 150 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 portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store and set the Honkers as your favorite team