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Published On: July 19th, 2018

All-Stars Brody Wofford and Jack-Thomas Wold will represent Wisconsin Rapids in the Home Run Derby


Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. – The Northwoods League has announced the participants for the 2018 All-Star Game Home Run Derby which will take place before the Northwoods League All-Star Game in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Tuesday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m. (EST).

The Rafters will be represented by Brody Wofford (University of Central Florida) and Jack-Thomas Wold (University of Nevada-Las Vegas). Wofford has seven home runs on the season currently fifth best in the Northwoods League. The junior collected three of them in one day during the doubleheader against the Kalamazoo Growlers on June 27th. Wold has six homers so far for Wisconsin Rapids. The freshman hit three home runs in a three-day span from July 3rd to July 5th. This included a 4-for-4, two home run, three RBI performance against the Green Bay Bullfrogs. In total, nine participants from both the South and North have been chosen for the event which will feature a nine-inning competition between the two divisions.

Home Run Derby Participants
South HR North HR
Tyler Plantier Madison Mallards 11 Kyle MacDonald Mankato MoonDogs 12
Brody Wofford Wis. Rapids Rafters 7 Harrison Freed La Crosse Loggers 11
Jonathan Foster Kalamazoo Growlers 6 Matt Warkentin Bismarck Larks 8
Jack-Thomas Wold Wis. Rapids Rafters 6 Landon Stephens St. Cloud Rox 6
David Vinsky Madison Mallards 5 Scott Ogrin Eau Claire Express 6
Zach Daniels Kalamazoo Growlers 5 Caleb Ricca Willmar Stingers 5
Trevor Schwecke Madison Mallards 5 Shane McGuire La Crosse Loggers 4
Niko Kavadas Kalamazoo Growlers 4 Mike Farnell Bismarck Larks 4
Jake Randa Madison Mallards 4 Tyler Reichenborn Willmar Stingers 3


The format for the Home Run Derby is below:

  1. There will be 9 innings with each player having one half inning.
  2. Away team (North) player bats first in the top of the inning, and home team player next (South) in the bottom half of the inning.
  3. Each player will have one half inning at bat that will consist of 6 outs
  4. The player with the most home runs at the end of the 9 innings, will be the Home Run Derby Winner
  5. The team (North or South) with the most home runs will be announced as the winner of the team competition.





The Wisconsin Rapids Rafters are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Now in 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, 190 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET) and Curtis Granderson (TOR).  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 Rafters as your favorite team.