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Published On: January 6th, 2014

West Central Baseball Hall of Fame inductions highlight event

WILLMAR, MN – The Willmar Stingers and the Kandiyohi County Historical Society have finalized the date for the upcoming Winter BBQ and inaugural West Central Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet. The event will be held on Friday, January 17 at the Willmar Conference Center.  

Doors will open at 6:30 pm with the festivities beginning at 7 pm. The program will feature the induction of the inaugural class to the West Central Baseball Hall of Fame and a question & answer session with three former Stingers players and Manager Matt Hollod. Following the banquet, all of the special guests will be available to greet fans and sign autographs.

A limited number of tickets are available with proceeds of the event benefitting local charities. Tickets are $10, which include a ballpark style meal, and can be purchased by visiting or calling the Stingers office at 320-222-2010. 

Manager Matt Hollod, along with the Stingers organization, is continuing to build the roster for the fifth season of Stingers baseball in 2014. 2014 Stingers season tickets are on sale now. For more information regarding this story or season ticket pricing, please call 320-222-2010 or visit The 2014 season is presented by Charter.

The Willmar Stingers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 21st season of summer collegiate baseball, the Northwoods League is the largest summer collegiate 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 115 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including MLB All-Stars Max Scherzer (DET), Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYY), Allen Craig (STL) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live and free of charge via the Northwoods League YouTube channel.  For more information, visit