Manzardo Earns ‘Finest in the Field’ Award
NWL and Rawlings Announce ‘Finest in the Field’ Awards
2020 Top Defenders Rewarded for Best Fielding Percentages
Rochester, Minn. – The Northwoods League has announced the recipients of the 2020 Rawlings ‘Finest in the Field’ Award. The annual award recognizes the top fielders at each position. The 2020 Rawlings ‘Finest in the Field’ Award recipients and their fielding percentages are below.
|Position||Player||NWL Team||College||Fielding %|
|C||Patrick Arndt||Kalamazoo Mac Daddies||Bellarmine||.990|
|1B||Kyle Manzardo||Willmar Stingers||Washington State||.995|
|2B||Andrew Meggs||La Crosse Loggers||Creighton||.991|
|3B||J.T. Thompson||La Crosse Loggers||Texas State||.988|
|SS||Connor McGuire||Kalamazoo Mac Daddies||California, Irvine||.972|
|OF||Kyle Ashworth||Kalamazoo Mac Daddies||Cal Poly||1.000|
|OF||Xane Washington||Waterloo Bucks||Nicholls State||1.000|
|OF||Andy Garriola||Wisconsin Rapids Rafters||Old Dominion||1.000|
|P||Nathan Hemmerling||Wisconsin Rapids Rafters||Lakeland University||1.000|
Rawlings has been rewarding the top defenders in the Northwoods League since 2002. The recipients receive a special Rawlings engraved trophy. Rawlings is the official equipment provider for the Northwoods League. To qualify for an award a player needs to appear in at least half of the scheduled games at a specific position. For pitchers, the player that had the highest total defensive chances without committing an error earns the number one spot.