Righthander Dahl to return
LOVES PARK, Ill. – Right-handed pitcher Anthony Dahl is looking to continue his success in the Northwoods League after a stint last summer with Rockford.
The Rivets announced Thursday that the University of Arkansas sophomore will be returning for his second season in the Northwoods League. Last season, Dahl posted a record of 2-1 in 11 appearances, which included 2 saves and an ERA of 1.18 with Rockford.
“Last season, Anthony was arguably our best pitcher,” Rivets General Manager Brian Smith said. “He came in with a chip on his shoulder and made an immediate impact. We expect Anthony to come in, with that same chip, and be one of the top pitchers in the league again.”
As a freshman with Arkansas in 2016, Dahl appeared in 10 games, throwing 11 innings for the Razorbacks. In those 10 games, he boasted a 2.40 strikeout to walk ratio and averaged nearly 10 strikeouts per nine innings.
The Rivets’ season begins May 30 at Kalamazoo. The home opener is at 6:35 p.m. June 1 against the Wisconsin Woodchucks. The Rivets are offering a $50 four-game pack that includes a replica Rivets jersey, tickets to four select games and all-you-can-eat food (burgers, brats, hot dogs, grilled chicken, popcorn and fountain soda) for the following dates: Friday, June 2; Saturday, June 24; Friday, July 14; Friday, July 28. The four-pack can be purchased only by calling the Rivets at 815.240.4159 or in person at the Rivets Stadium box office. There are a limited number of jerseys available, so don’t wait to order this four-pack.
The Rockford Rivets are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League, which will play its 24th season of summer collegiate baseball in 2017. The Northwoods 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, 160 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (Washington Nationals), two-time World Champion Ben Zobrist (Chicago Cubs) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (Boston Red Sox), Jordan Zimmermann (Detroit Tigers), Curtis Granderson (New York Mets) and Lucas Duda (Mets). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website, NorthwoodsLeague.com.