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Hamiter Earns Rawlings ‘Big Stick’ Award

Rawlings ‘Big Stick’ Award Winners Announced

William Hamiter from the Stingers earns award with .353 average

Rochester, Minn. – The Northwoods League is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Rawlings “Big Stick” Award. This award is given to the player at each position who had the best batting average during the 2021 regular season.

Kenosha Kingfish first baseman Justin Janas leads the list of award winners. Janas earned a Rawlings “Big Stick” by leading the league with an impressive .402 batting average.

Rawlings has been rewarding the top hitters in the Northwoods League since 2007 in addition to honoring the best fielders since 2002. To honor their achievement, the nine award winners will receive an engraved bat from Rawlings. The complete list of 2021 Rawlings “Big Stick” Award Winners is below.

Position

Player

NWL Team

College

Batting Average

C

Kirk Liebert

Kenosha

Kentucky

.322

1B

Justin Janas

Kenosha

Illinois

.402

2B

Chandler Simpson

Fond du Lac

Georgia Tech

.377

3B

Mike Boeve

Duluth

Nebraska Omaha

.341

SS

Josh Kasevich

Waterloo

Oregon

.374

INF

Chase Meidroth

Kokomo

San Diego

.345

OF

Alex Iadisernia

Madison

Elon

.345

OF

Max Jung-Goldberg

Waterloo

San Diego

.342

OF

Will Hamiter

Willmar

Alabama

.353

DH

Garrett McGowan

Waterloo

Pittsburg State

.351

To be eligible a player would have needed to have enough plate appearances to qualify for a batting title. A player must have a minimum of 2.7 plate appearances per team game.

If you would like more information on tickets for the 2022 season, or more information regarding this press release, please contact the Willmar Stingers front office at 320-222-2010 or visit www.willmarstingers.com. The 2022 Season is presented by JD Kreps Financial Group.