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Published On: April 29th, 2015
Dixon, Kehner & Bailey set to play in Willmar

Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Stingers are excited to announce the addition of three more players to the 2015 roster. The signings of Troy Dixon (St. John’s University), Brian Kehner (Presbyterian College) and Bradley Bailey (University of North Alabama) bring the total number of committed players to twenty-eight for the upcoming season of Stingers baseball, their sixth in the Northwoods League.
Dixon, a 6-foot-2 sophomore, is a catcher from St. John’s University in Queens, NY. Dixon has seen a lot of action throughout this season making 31 appearances, including 22 starts. With a .291 batting average, has shown a wide range of hitting ability. Dixon leads the team in triples (2) and is second in slugging percentage (.430). In 2014 as a freshman, he made 33 starts (40 appearances) with a .284 batting average, 5 doubles and 16 runs batted in.
Kehner, a 5-foot-11 sophomore, is a left-handed pitcher for the Presbyterian College Blue Hose. He has made 22 appearances this season, including 4 starts, with 37 innings pitched and 3 saves. Kehner has a 1-1 record and has compiled 35 strikeouts, which is tops among all Blue Hose relievers. As a freshman, Kehner made his collegiate debut against the University of South Carolina allowing 1 run and striking out a season high 6 batters over 5 2/3 innings. Overall, he made 17 appearances and threw 45 innings during the 2014 season.
Bailey, a 6-foot-1 sophomore left-hander, has been a valuable arm for the North Alabama Lions out of the bullpen. This season Bailey has 11 strikeouts in his 9 2/3 innings on the mound. In 2014 as a freshman, Bailey pitched in 19 games with a 2-1 record. Over the course of his 30 innings pitched, he had 21 strikeouts and only 12 walks.
Field Manager Drew Saberhagen, as well as the Stingers organization will continue to build the roster for the 2015 season. Single game tickets for the 2015 season are currently on sale and can be purchased online via, by calling 320-222-2010, or visiting the Stingers ticket office located at Bill Taunton Stadium. For more information regarding this press release please contact the Willmar Stingers front office at 320-222-2010 or visit
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The Willmar Stingers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, 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 120 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 (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (TB). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website.  For more information, visit