Rochester Honkers Represented in 2017 Northwoods League All-Star Game
Zach Zubia named 2017 NWL North Division All-Star at first base
(Rochester Minn.) – The Northwoods League announced the selections to the 2017 Northwoods League All-Star Game. Zach Zubia (Texas), a first baseman, was the lone Honker player to be named to the team.
Zubia is batting .311 this season in 37 games. Zubia leads the Northwoods League in home runs (12) and runs batted in (36), and is fifth in runs (32). He started the season by reaching base in his first 33 games of the season with 12 multi-hit games. On June 29 against Waterloo, Zubia hit two home runs, driving in five runs and scoring three himself.
The 2017 Northwoods League All-Star game will be held at Athletic Park in Wausau, Wis. on Tuesday, July 18. The Home Run Derby will begin at 5:00 p.m. First pitch of the All-Star Game will be 7:05 p.m.
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 two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM). 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.