November 29, 2010
(ROCHESTER, Minn.) – The Northwoods League has announced the complete schedule for the upcoming 2011 regular season, the League’s 18th season of play.
For the second consecutive year the Northwoods League will use a balanced, 70-game divisional schedule. All teams will play the other seven teams from their division a total of ten times—five times in each half.
The regular season begins on Wednesday, July 1st and concludes on Sunday, August 14th. The first half of the season will be complete at the end of play on Wednesday, July 6th with the second half beginning the following day. The first and second half division winners from both the North and South will meet in a best-of-three Divisional Playoff Series on August 15-17. The North and South Division Champions will then meet in a best-of-three series for the Summer Collegiate World Series on August 18-20.
“We’ll be using the same schedule format as in 2010,” said NWL Director of Operations Curt Carstensen. “There was a lot of positive feedback of how every game seemed to have increased meaning because it was always against a divisional opponent. This led to some good races and additional important late-season matchups,” Carstensen added. “As the League continues to evolve the schedule format may change, but for now what we have is a good fit.”
The 17th Annual Northwoods League All-Star Game will be at Witter Field in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin on Monday, July 18th with festivities beginning on Sunday the 17th.
The Northwoods League is a summer baseball league composed of 16 teams with top college players from across the United States. With a family-oriented atmosphere, the Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any other Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America. Franchises are located in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan and Ontario.