Stingers schedule announced for the 2018 season


2018 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Northwoods League
Willmar, Minn. – The Willmar Stingers are excited to announce that the 2018 season schedule has been officially unveiled by the Northwoods League today, with each franchise playing a 36-game home schedule.
The Stingers will begin their ninth season of play on Tuesday, May 29th at Bill Taunton Stadium against the St. Cloud Rox, as part of a four-game home stand to start the season. To download a PDF version of the season schedule, click here.
“The release of the Northwoods League 2018 schedule of games not only provides the blueprint for more fun for more fans throughout our member communities in 2018, it also signals the 25th Anniversary Season of the Northwoods League,” said NWL President Gary Hoover. More information on the Northwoods League’s 25th Anniversary Season and the location of the 2018 Northwoods League All-Star Game will be announced soon.
For the sixth consecutive season, the Madison Mallards will host the Big League Dreams Showcase at Warner Park on August 7th. The Big League Dreams Showcase brings together major league scouts in one location to get a chance to check out the top prospects around the Northwoods League.
The Stingers front office is continuing to build a 30-man roster for the 2018 season. If you would like more information on tickets for the 2018 season, or more information regarding this press release, please contact the Willmar Stingers front office at 320-222-2010 or visit
The 2018 season of Stingers Baseball is presented by Marcus Construction. “From start to finish we’ll make your job easier and build a facility you will be proud of.”


The Willmar Stingers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Entering its 25th anniversary season, 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, more than 185 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-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 (LAD) and Lucas Duda (TBR).  All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League portal. For more information, visit or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Stingers as your favorite team.